Glenn F. Magill

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Glenn F. Magill, 73, of Atlantic, passed away peacefully at his home and surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
The son of Raymond Victor and Frances Marie Wahlert Magill, he was born Oct. 27, 1940, in Atwood, Colo. In 1958, he graduated from the Sterling High School, in Sterling, Colo. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Marines on June 14, 1958. During his time in the Marines, he received his Sharp Shooter's Badge and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged as a Corporal on March 16, 1962. Glenn met Patricia Ann Jeppesen in June of 1962, and they were united in marriage three months later, on Sept. 9, in the Exira Lutheran Church. After marriage, they moved to Denver, Colo., for a year, where he worked in trucking. Concurrently, they moved to Kimballton where he worked at and owned and operated the Kimballton Standard Gas Station for 10 years. Colorado was always calling, so they moved back out there for 18 months before, returning to Iowa, where he worked on a farm for seven years. Later, he was employed by A.M. Cohron for 25 years, where he was Head Shop Foreman. After that, Glenn worked as a mechanic at Ed's Lawn Equipment for seven years in Atlantic.
Glenn was the current Commander of the American Legion, Post 43, in Atlantic, and in that position, Glenn has enjoyed working with students who have gone to Boys State for several years. He also helped lead the organization of the American Legion baseball tournament and helped organize American Legion scholarships and constitutional speech contests. He played slowpitch softball for many years, enjoyed bowling league, loved getting together with family and was proud of his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a huge Broncos Fan! Glenn loved Jesus more than anything and put his relationship with Christ first in his life. Glenn was a member of the First Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Magill of Atlantic; a son, Gary (Cheryl) Magill of Carroll, and their children, Kelsey, Kyle and Grant; a daughter, Ranaye (Aaron) Siggins of Atlantic and their children, Tian, Alyssa and Brandt; a son-in-law, Roger (Brenda) Hansen of Wiota and Roger and Rosmarie's children, Raychelle (Jason, Information of Systems Technician, Petty Officer, 1st Class) Thelen, of Pensacola, Fla., and Rebekah (Bart) VerMulm; adopted granddaughter, Michalla Taylor; great-grandchildren, Jursie and Kaylie Thelen and Chase, Colt & Brynn VerMulm; two brothers, Chester (Ardith) Magill of Leadville, Colo., and Kenneth (Irlene) Magill of Cresecent, Okla.; a brother-in-law, Lyle (Colleen) Jeppesen of Anita; and a sister-in-law, Donna Harmsen of Anita.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Rosmarie Hansen; his parents, Raymond Magill and Frances Magill; a sister, Rose Marie Blando; two brothers, Larry and John Magill; a brother-in-law, Dwayne Harmsen; and a nephew, Timothy Jeppesen.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 22 at the First Church of Christ in Atlantic, with Pastor Doug Durre of First Church of Christ, Pastor Al Hazelton of First Assembly of God in Harlan and Glenn's son, Pastor Gary Magill, officiating. Visitation with the family present, will be at the church, one hour prior to the service. Open visitation will also be held at Roland's from 8 a.m. -5:30 p.m. on Friday.
The Roland Funeral Home in Atlantic is caring for Glenn's arrangements and his family. Condolences for his family may be left at the website at
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Published in Atlantic News Telegraph on Mar. 20, 2014