Glenn LeRoy Schoepf (1919 - 2013)

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Glenn LeRoy Schoepf

Glenn LeRoy Schoepf was born January 25, 1919, in Spencer, South Dakota, to Otto and Dora (Brunken) Schoepf. He was raised in the area, and graduated from Spencer High School in 1936.

Glenn was united in marriage to Deloris June Dunn on May 10, 1941 in Spencer. The couple made their home in Spencer, where Glenn worked as a crane operator at Spencer Quarries.

In September 1942, Glenn joined the Army and served in the European Theatre, where he received the European Theatre Ribbon. He earned five Battle Stars at Belgium Croix DeGuerre for defense of St. Vith in the Battle of the Bulge.

In 1948, he moved with his family to Wagner, where he owned and operated the Wagner Bowl. After selling the Wagner Bowl, he helped start the National Guard unit in Wagner. The family lived in Wagner for twenty-two years before moving to Rapid City in 1970. There he worked for the State Headquarters as the State Maintenance Officer. Glenn retired from the National Guard in 1976, and he and his wife wintered in Texas for twelve years, where Glenn enjoyed golfing and crafts. Glenn was a life member of VFW, and the DAV. He also was American Legion Commander in Wagner. In Rapid City, he was a member of the Elks, and in Sioux Falls he was a member of Prairie Green Golf Course.

Grateful for having shared his life are his children; Gen (Lorean) Schoepf of Sioux Falls, Victor (Kathie) Schoepf of Granbury, Texas and Patricia (Frank) Currier of New Ulm, Minnesota; 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The family requests that memorials be directed to Meals on Wheels or the Sanford Hospice Cottage.

Funeral Services will begin at 10:30 am, Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls. Interment will military honors will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Spencer, SD. Visitation will be Tuesday at Heritage from 2:00 to 8:00 with the family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. www.heritagesfsd.com.

Published in The Argus Leader on Feb. 10, 2013
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