Glenn Albert Bottrell
SHERMAN, IL - Glenn Albert Bottrell, 84, formerly of Lanesville and Elkhart, died at 4:45 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at St. John's Hospice.
Mr. Bottrell was born Jan. 3, 1929, the son of Howard and Lucille Rice Bottrell, who preceded him in death. He married Mary "Terry" Freymuth on Jan. 17, 1953.
Mr. Bottrell was a graduate of Illiopolis High School and was a Korean War Veteran. He farmed his entire life in the Lanesville and Elkhart areas. He was a 4-H leader in the Lanesville area and received the Sangamon County Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1957. He served on the Logan County Farm Bureau Board for nine years. Glenn initiated the first tractor pull in Logan County and served as Superintendent of the Logan County Fair Tractor Pull for many years. He also brought the first four-wheel drive tractor to Central Illinois in 1969.
Glenn was a DEKALB Seed Corn Dealer, a member of Elkhart American Legion Post #616, an honorary life member of Lincoln Knights of Columbus #1250, past member of Lincoln Elks, the Elkhart Homecoming Board, an usher at St. Patrick's Parish in Elkhart and a licensed realtor in the past.
Surviving are his wife of sixty years, Terry; one son, Paul (wife, Lori) of Lincoln; three daughters: Janet (husband, Jerry) Klockenga of Sherman, Kathy (husband, Rick) Kaesebier of Elkhart and Patti Davis of Mt. Pulaski; one sister, Lois Bottrell Bennett (husband Allan, deceased) of Springfield; ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4 p.m.
Lie-in-State: 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at St. Patrick's Church in Elkhart.
Funeral Mass: 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at St. Patrick's Church in Elkhart, with Rev. Glen Fontana and Rev. John Beveridge concelebrating.
Burial will follow at Elkhart Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Renovation Fund of St. Patrick's Parish in Elkhart, Ill.
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