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Glenn Michael Mikulak, 18, of Front Royal, sailed peacefully into heaven on October 19, 2010. After a courageous, lifelong struggle, he succumbed to respiratory failure associated with muscular dystrophy.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal, VA.

Glenn was born December 19, 1991, in Arlington, VA, son of Robert and Glenda Gilbert Mikulak of Front Royal. He graduated with honors from Warren County High School Class of 2010 and finished 29th in his class. He also engineered and designed " K'Nector of the Seas".

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sister Robin Mikulak; great grandfather and namesake Glenn Welden of Grants Pass, OR; grandparents Doug and Sharon Gilbert of Homosassa, FL; an aunt Kimberly Knickerbocker of Seattle, WA; two uncles Thomas Mikulak of Madison, VA and Paul Mikulak of Roanoke, VA; and numerous cousins. He was predeceased by his grandmother Linda Hogoboom of Gig Harbor, WA. The family would like to extend a special thank you to "Glenn's Entourage" care team Joseph, Nick and Nick, Tyler, Helen, and Stephanie.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Glenn's name to The Free Wheeling Way, c/o Warren County Parks and Recreation, 200 E. 8th St., Front Royal, VA 22630 or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork St., Winchester, VA 22601.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2010.
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October 15, 2020
My little buddy, Glenn
I saw the sign yesterday. Thank you.
We Love you Always,
October 15, 2019
Hello my sweet boy! I sure do miss you I love you very much
Mom Mikulak
March 11, 2011
I am so thankful to have been a part of Glenn and Glenda's lives. Not a day goes by when I am not reminded of Glenn's love, kindness, innocense and inspiration.
March 9, 2011
We Miss You Glenn.
Allen Davey
March 7, 2011
I had the pleasure to meet Glenda the blessed mother who was graced with such a wonderful son that still lives on today. I sat in your home listening to you passionately speak about Glenn, who I felt in your home. I met Joe and I felt so much love in your home. Glenn was a brilliant engineer that I feel was sent here to teach us and he is using each person that loved him. I feel like I am blessed and thank Glenn for the opportunity to be apart of his movement. Glenda your a strong woman, mother and friend and I look forward to our new friendship Glenn has united between us. Thank you.
Arlesa West
February 17, 2011
I feel blessed to have met Glen when he was so young. Remembering, I am touched again by his dear innocence. What a sweet soul.
Maya White Sparks
January 28, 2011
"But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them. They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead; and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter destruction. But they are in peace."
- Wisdom 3:1-3
Heart prayers...
December 7, 2010
Glenn has given me so much more than I've given him. I really miss you buddy!
November 21, 2010
We continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
The Bunney Family
November 16, 2010
My Daughter
I was really happy to have known Glenn.
I am glad that I met a man that I can say without a doubt that he was the greatest friend i will ever have.
I wish my daughter Robin Richelle Could have met him before he went to the good lord above. But I will miss him dearly. Glenn I love you man.
I'll miss you. Thank you for being the best friend I will ever have. R.I.P Glenn.
David Weatherholt
November 8, 2010
I was proud to know Glenn. I'm sorry that it was for a short time. His attitude and manner was both exceptional and admirable. He was a very kind young man and we are the better for knowing him. Thank you Glenn.
Kurt Baier
November 3, 2010
Robert, Glenda, and Robin,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. May God give us comfort and strength to deal with the void that is now left.

In hearing the many testimonies of how Glenn encouraged, strengthened, and uplifted the lives he touched in his journey through this life, we are reminded of the words to a song that go:
"It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you;
It's what you leave behind you when you go."
Grandpa and Nana Gilbert
Doug & Sharon Gilbert
November 1, 2010
Glenn was an inspiration to us all. He touched so many lives by just being Glenn. Such a positive and talented young man that we all can benifit from just by having the pleasure to have known him. The relationship between you and your father was one in a million, such love and devotion. My buddy Glenn you will be sadly missed but never forgotten. I find peace knowing you are no longer in pain and the best guardian angel ever. Love always!
Julie Grove
October 31, 2010
I knew Glenn in middle school and junior high school. I never got to tell him this but through the time I knew him, he taught me that it's okay to be different and to not be ashamed of being in the special education class. If I could say soemtihng to Gleen one last time it would be "Thanks for letting me come to your birthday party one year and letting me play with your Nintendo Wii and for being one of my best friends." May he rest in peace.
Mary Stankavage
October 30, 2010
Glenn was an Amazing Young Man. Smart, Handsome, Fun and a True Joy to be around. He was such a blessing to all. We are missing the heck out of you, Buddy. We are finding comfort knowing you are resting in the loving arms of the Lord. Praying for peace for my family.
Love Y'all,
Aunt Kim, Tim and Tessa
October 30, 2010
God Bless your family. Glen will live on in our hearts. His strength, courage, and determination is an inspiration.
The Dove Family
October 29, 2010
October 29, 2010
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Glen's passing Glenda. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Even though I did not have the priviledge of knowing Glen I know how much Linda loved her family and she spoke often of them and how precious they were.
God bless and please know your in my thoughts.
Maureen (Mo) Joslyn
October 28, 2010
Glenn is such a wonderful spirit and he appreciated all of life and especially you. He shared with me, just a few days after his party that you gave him on October 10, what a fantastic day that had been for him. Your timing and intuition as always was perfect. He said he was so happy and enjoyed the day sooo much that he didn't think about any discomfort at all. He said he wished every day could be like that. He had his wish fulfilled on your birthday and I'm sure it was one of your wishes for him as well. Peace to you all.
Patsy Davis
October 28, 2010
Glenn, I hope you are sailing in heaven and watching over your family. You accomplished a lot on earth, and we all will miss you. Peace and joy,
Linda Farrell
October 28, 2010
Glenn was truly a remarkable young man. I have known Glenn since our days at HJB and thru out his school years. I feel truly blessed to have known and worked with him. Glenn you will always hold a special place in my heart. Rest in peace sweet Glenn.
Cindy Derflinger
October 28, 2010
Glenn, just like your mother, you are an inspiration. Safe home son.

Louie Warren
October 27, 2010
Glenn your ship is AMAZING! Your mother is very courageous. My deepest sympathy to your sister & Glenda. You will be remembered. ^_^

~Pako at CHRISTIAN DIOR Nordstrom's Pentagon.
Pako Bentz-Gomez
October 26, 2010
Our deepest sympathies and prayers are with you, Glenn we will miss you. The Simmons Family (Linden, VA)
October 26, 2010
I loved Glenn like a son or a brother or both, and will always remember him. I loved the way his eyes lit up when his Dad walked into the room, I loved the way his face beamed when he looked at his FROG.

He was a great person... not just a Kid and enjoyed life to it's fullest. I loved watching him run the "big backhoe" he had a smile that stayed on his face for weeks. He had power in his hands, and the backhoe was under his control and he knew it

Live on Brother Glenn.

Chappy Mountjoy
October 25, 2010
Our sympathies on the loss of your son. He was a bright, talented young man! From the Atwoods
Juanita Atwood
October 25, 2010
To Glenn
Normally when one writes a message in a book such as this, it is to provide comfort to the ones left behind. I have expressed those words to Glenn's family and Tom.
This message is for Glenn!

I thank you for your visit, the other night,
the night you returned back into the light.
I sat in my room in meditative prayer,
when I sensed a change in the air.
I sat up straight waiting to see,
what visiter was coming to see me.
I felt your spirit, full of glee,
dancing and swirlling all around me,
and I knew just than that you were free.
Thank you stopping to say hello,
on the way to recieve your halo.
Peace be with you my spiritual brother.
Palms together, Monk Mogu of the light and the one known as Albe.
All Glory be to God.
Ommmmmmmmmmmmm we know
October 25, 2010
We are so sorry foryour loss and send our thoughts and prayers to all of you long distance.
Christine, Rich and Madison
(John T's sister in NY)
Christine Benosky
October 25, 2010
Our hearts and prayers go out to the family. Our church will continue to pray for the family.
The Ricketts Family
October 25, 2010
Very saddened to hear of Glenn's death. My heart and prayers are with his mother.
Marie-Therese Kapiotis
October 25, 2010
To Glenda, Robert, Robin and Family:
What a wonderful, meaningful service yesterday! And what an awesome ship! I enjoyed meeting Glenn on several occasions at WCHS and I'm glad he made it for Glenda's birthday. I'm so sorry about your loss. You're in my thoughts and prayers.

Carol Olson and family
October 25, 2010
Glenda and family, I only new Glenn very briefly, but after yesterday, I feel like I know him much better. Seeing all the outpouring of love is a testament to the amazing person he was. Seeing the positive attitudes of those who loved him most, tells me how happy his life must have been. Love, Ker
Keri Kominek
October 24, 2010
I was thankful to have the honor and privilege of serving Glenn for almost 2 years as his personal attendant. I don't remember ever hearing a single word of complaint about his illness come out of him. He was creative, driven, passionate about his hobbies and about his school, and fun to be around. Glenda, Robert, Robin, I am praying for you all in this difficult time of loss and am grateful to you all for letting me be part of your lives. It was an honor. May Glenn and all of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Nick Mason
October 24, 2010
Well i only New Glenn for a Short period but He was a good Friend and i am honered to Know him i remember when He would beat me multiple times at any Game Halo mariocart and super smash Bros He was a very good friend and i had the Best Time with him
Max Reber
October 24, 2010
Well i only New Glen for a Short period but He was a good Friend and i am honered to Know him i remember when He would beat me multiple times at any Game Halo mariocart and super smash Bros He was a very good friend and i had the Best Time with him
Max Reber
October 24, 2010
To Glenda, Robert, Robin and family. This day was and is the most difficult and challenging moment in recent memory. Glenn not only was an amazing person and friend but the most gentle and kind soul I will ever encounter. Never speak of him in the past tense. He will be with us all for all eternity. We shall never see his likes again. Of all the souls I have encountered in my 58 years he was the most human of all. I Love You all. Allen
Allen Davey
October 24, 2010
I was honored to be Glenn's teacherr in 2nd grade! What a smart young fellow! I remember Glenn bringing in the video from his amazing swim with the dolphins! Prayers for all of you; Glenn will be missed.
Pam Foster
October 24, 2010
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all during this time. I enjoyed teaching Glenn and talking with him at school.
Dennis Myers
October 24, 2010
Allen Davey
October 23, 2010
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Scott Stapleton
October 23, 2010
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
October 23, 2010
Sorry for your loss. I met Glenn in Jr. High, and he was always so sweet. He was a really nice guy.
Allison Foster
October 23, 2010
dear robert an family its been my honor to have known your son thoughts an prayers are with you.your a great father! alice wagle
alice waggle
October 23, 2010
My heart aches...I am so sorry for your loss....I worked as a substitute teacher at the Middle School and taught Glenn and he was such a joy
Angela Stotler
October 23, 2010
Though the flame be put out, the wick remains - Zen proverb

I love you, Moe
October 23, 2010
Glenn was a person you had to admire. Even with the handicap of his illness, he had the ability to express his self through his drawings and the detailed construction of his ship "K' Nector of the Seas." It was with pride that he was my namesake. His Great Grandfather.
Glenn Welden
October 23, 2010
Rob I am so sorry for you and the world for your loss . You are one of the best DADS I have ever met........
wayne Rodgers
October 23, 2010
So sorry for your loss. I was Glenns bus aide for many years, he will be missed.

Dawn Higginson
October 23, 2010
Robert and family, Our sincere condolences on the loss of your son. He was so accomplished in his short life. We pray for you and your family at this time. Your Ratchetman Clients, Diane and David Haynes
David Haynes
October 23, 2010
Love to all the Gilbert-Mikulaks, we love you! Frederique, Nicholai, Camille and Melanie
October 23, 2010
Glenn was so special to everyone who knew and loved him. He was and will inspire inspire me to achieve my highest goals. I will never think or speak of him in the past tense as he will be with us all for eternity. To Glenda, Robin. And Robert words cannot express my sadness and sorrow about his passing. As I have been around so much death I believe this one effects me the most. I know in the deepest chambers of my heart that he is at peace. May God the
father watch over and keep him until that final day when he comes to take us all home into life everlasting. Glenda, Robin ,and Robert My deepest and most sincere thoughts are with you all. All my Love. And hopes, Allen
Allen Davey
October 23, 2010
God bless you Glenn as you continue to sail about on your ship !!!!!
October 22, 2010
Praying for you, Glenn, and your family! Pax et bonum.
Nicole Surprenant
October 22, 2010
Glenda thoughts are with you glenn was one strong man you and robert were good parents love you so much you have so much strength wish i would have had more time with you last week when i was in town xx
lorraine fix
October 22, 2010
What a wonderfully inspiring young man. Our condolences to Robert, Glenda, Robin and the family.
George & Janet Menassa
October 22, 2010
Glenda i am so sorry for your loss of your lovely glenn he was a strong young man you were a great mother as well as robert as a father i love you girl need anything call me xxx
lorraine fix
October 22, 2010
Glenda i am so sorry to hear about glenn he had a wonderfull live especially with you as his mother and of his father robert i havent known him like ive known you for twenty years and i just left you sunday and went back to texas i love you glenda with all my heart if you ever need any thing call me lori fixx
lorraine bourgeois
October 22, 2010
I am so grateful to have been able to help Glenn enjoy his cruise on the Oasis of The Seas and to arrange his meeting with the architects. I am so glad Glenn got to see the inner workings of the Oasis and receive all the special treatment he so very much deserved. May you rest easy. Debra, Easy Access Travel
Debra Kerper
October 22, 2010
Glenda, Tears fill my eyes & my heart hurts for you. I know you will miss him every day.
Robin Bailey
October 22, 2010
Glenda, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Try and find peace. Glenn is home with the lord and free of all pain. Angel Turner
Angel Turner
October 22, 2010
Glenda and family, I am sorry to hear
of Glenn's passing. Although I never
met him I heard he was a remarkable
young man. Know you are in my prayers.
Jeanne Robinson
October 22, 2010
Debra Copeland
October 22, 2010
Glenn - it is a true honor to have spent nearly every day of the last 10 months with you. I love and miss you very much buddy!
Tom Reber
October 22, 2010
Miss you Buddy! are the light of our lives, thank you for teaching us all that the possibilities are endless...we love you!
I miss you buddy!
Glenda Mikulak
October 22, 2010
I had the pleasure of knowing Glenn since he was at HJB. Always a smile on his face. My prayers are with his family at this sad time.
Mary Reinhard
October 22, 2010
Glenda, we are so sorry to hear about Glenn. He will be in our thoughts and prayers as well as you and your family. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesistate to ask.
Carolyn, Jeff, and Sophie Sheppard
October 22, 2010
Robert -- Richard and I are so very saddened by Glenn's passing. His impact on us will last a lifetime!!
Richard & Winona Jenkins
October 22, 2010
Our deepest sympathies, Glenda. Though we never met Glenn, we know he was wonderful - the apple can't fall far from the tree! We love you and hope you'll call on us if we can do anything for you.
Chris and Sharleas Hunter, Linden
October 22, 2010
Dearest Glenda,
Words cannot express my sentiments accurately. Our prayers are with you and yours at this sad time.
Greg Johnson
October 22, 2010
Robert and Family,

Linda, Douglas, Matthew, Daniel and I were saddened to hear of Glenn's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Patrick Spangler
October 22, 2010
Robert, I am so sorry to hear about Glenn's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts. Kindest loving regards, Tess St. Clair
October 22, 2010
I enjoyed getting to know Glenn at WCHS. He was an amazing person who will be truly missed.
Sherry Henry
October 22, 2010
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
Jim & Maya Harpster
October 21, 2010
I graduated with Glenn and worked with him in engineering class almost everyday. He was so much fun, and had a brilliant view of the world. I will miss him alot. My prayers go out to him and his family. We will all miss you Glenn.
Sarah Kahler
October 21, 2010
With love and hugs, dear Robert. I am so sorry for your loss. Much sympathy. Cynthia Hartley
Cynthia Hartley
October 21, 2010
Robert, Have some peace in knowing Glenn is with our Maker. My family is praying for you and your family.

Jay Baker
October 21, 2010
I was so sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. I was always impressed by his sunny smile, happy disposition and his dedication to his academics. I am glad I got to know him during Algebra II class. It was wonderful that he had the opportunity to bring his K'nex model (pictured) to WCHS to share with his fellow students. Everyone was awed by his attention to detail. He will be missed. -Mrs. Lynn Durso
Lynn Durso
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