Glenn L. Green

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Glenn L. Green

January 02, 1932 - September 01, 2018

Glenn L. Green DANVILLE, Ill. - Glenn Lee Green, 86, Danville, Ill., and formerly of Lindenhurst, Ill., passed away unexpectedly at his home in Danville at 5:55 a.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018.
Glenn was born on the family farm in Little Rock Township, just outside Plano, Ill., on January 2, 1932. He was the son of the late Walter Glenn and Ruth (Benda) Green.
Glenn was raised on the family farm just outside Plano, graduating from Plano High School in 1949. He later graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS degree in science and education.
He was a high school science teacher at Plano High School for three years. He later moved to Mundelein, Ill., and taught science, physics, chemistry and biology for 35 years, retiring in 1996. During the summers, while living in Mundelein, he worked on his master's degree at Oregon State University and the family spent their summers at Corallis, Ore. He received his master's degree from Oregon State University.
Education was especially important to Glenn. He was invited to the Woodrow Wilson Institute on the campus of Princeton University, along with other educators. They studied and shared science facts with their peers. He was a member of the Middlefork Audubon Society and various American education organizations. He was a local member of the Danville Lions Club. While living in Plano, Glenn was a member of Plano United Methodist Church and, after moving to Mundelein, was a member of Community Protestant Church.
While in his senior year at Northern Illinois University, Glenn entered the service and served in the U.S. Air Force, during the Korean War.
On June 19, 1954, Glenn married Nancy R. Brown in Plano.
He leaves behind his wife, Nancy, of 64 years; two sons, Greg (Suzy Strawser) Green, Covington, Ind., and Steve (Lucy) Green, Chattanooga, Tenn.; a sister, Jackie (Darrell) Storholt, Southwest Harbor, Maine; three grandchildren, Ashlee (Kyle) Pickett, Nathan Green and Emily Green; and three step-grandchildren, Alan Sorenson, Woody (Stephanie) Sorenson and Peyton Emanuel.
As per his request, he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Middlefork Audubon Society, P.O. Box 1291, Danville, IL 61834, or the Danville Lions Club, c/o Bill Wallpe, P.O. Box 1396, Danville, IL 61834.
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