Glenn M. Hommerding(1965 - 2013)

Glenn M. Hommerding, 47

St. Joseph

May 5, 1965 - February 24, 2013

Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Glenn M. Hommerding, 47, of St. Joseph will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in St. Joseph. Glenn passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at home surrounded by his loving family after a two year battle with ALS "Lou Gehrig's Disease." Reverend Jerome Tupa, OSB will officiate. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and after 12 Noon on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph. Parish prayers will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Glenn was born on May 5, 1965 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Wally and Marion (Libbesmeier) Hommerding. He graduated from Melrose High School and attended St. Cloud Technical College for Auto Body. Glenn married Brenda L. Heinze on September 12, 1987 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Elrosa. He lived all of his married life in St. Joseph and was employed as a route driver for the Epilepsy Foundation. He was a member of St. Joseph's Parish.

Glenn enjoyed sitting in a "clean" garage, coffee dates at Caribou, riding his Harley, four-wheeling, camping and above all spending time with family, "the boys" and friends. He also enjoyed car shopping and going to auctions. Glenn was always the first to lend a hand and was a volunteer with Relay for Life. He will always be remembered as "Uncle Goofy" by many nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; sons, Matthew, Jeremy and Tyler all of St. Joseph; mother, Marion Hommerding of Melrose; brothers, Gene (Lori) of Dayton, Ken (Gail) of Melrose, Dale (Marla) of Blaine, Gary (Marge) of Hancock, Keith (Brenda) of Holdingford, Lee (Karen) of Anchorage, Alaska; many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends; and beloved dog, Dixie.

He was preceded in death by his father, Wally in 2011; infant brother, Gerard; and sister-in-law, Lynn Hommerding.

Memorials are preferred to the ALS Association.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 26, 2013