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Rilling, Glenn Paul -- 1919 - 2005


Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 7/14/2012 at 12:55:56

Glenn Rilling, age 86, of Decorah, Iowa died on Saturday, July 16, 2005 at the Oneota Riverview Care Facility in Decorah, Iowa following a long illness.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at the Decorah Lutheran Church with Rev. James Glesne and Rev. Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial will be in Phelps Cemetery, Decorah, Iowa.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home in Decorah and after 10:00 a.m. at the church Wednesday morning.

Glenn Paul Rilling was born on June 10, 1919, the son of Chris and Rose (Kafka) Rilling near Fort Atkinson, Iowa. Glenn attended St. John’s Catholic School and one year of public school in Calmar. Glenn worked at the CC Camp, farmed near Fort Atkinson and then worked as a mechanic in Decorah. Glenn married Rosie Barth on September 23, 1941 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Locust. Glenn operated Rilling Motors in Decorah and sold Harley – Davidson motorcycles, boats, automobiles and farm equipment, retiring in 1979. Glenn enjoyed doing hill climbs on his motorcycle and flying his plane. In later years, he enjoyed visiting with friends, camping near Marquette and boating on the River. Glenn was a member of the Decorah Lutheran Church, the Elks Lodge and Silvercrest Golf Course. Glenn was known by many as the “Candy Man”, giving candy to everyone.

Glenn’s survivors include his daughter, Geraldine Frye & husband Gary and one son: Paul Rilling & Lori Christen, all of Decorah, IA. Seven grandchildren: Dean (Cheryl) Frye, DeAnn (Marty) Kuehner, Dan (Tracy) Frye, Chris Rilling, Jennifer Rilling, Carson Christen and Casey Christen. Five great grandchildren: Kayla & Kyle Frye, Nicholas & Amanda Kuehner and Jade Frye. One sister: Darlyne Hackman & husband Jerome, Decorah, IA and one brother: Merlin Rilling & wife Rose, Fort Atkinson, IA. Two sisters-in-law: LaVina Rilling, La Mesa, California and June Anderson & husband Palmer, Decorah, IA.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rosie on October 12, 1992; one sister: Jeanette Schmitt and one brother: Dean Rilling.

Source: Schluter - Balik Funeral Home database

Phelps Cemetery

Winneshiek Obituaries maintained by Bruce Kuennen.
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