01-01-2020 Glenn Brokaw, 91
Glenn Brokaw, 91
Funeral Celebration of Life Services for Glenn Brokaw, age 91, of Lenox, who passed away Wednesday was held Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:30 AM at the Area Bible Fellowship Church in Clearfield. Visitation was one hour prior to services. Interment with military rites was at the North Fairview Cemetery in Lenox, Iowa. Memorials be given in his name. Memories may be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Lenox where we ‘Celebrate Life’.
Glenn Eldon Brokaw was born December 5, 1928, the son of Charles and Mae Brokaw. He was raised on a farm in Taylor County, Iowa with eight siblings and graduated from Lenox High School. He was married to his loving wife Elizabeth Hoskinson on December 24, 1950 and was blessed with seven children, twenty-five grandchildren and fifty great-grandchildren. Praise the Lord!
Glenn served in the United States Army with the 45th Infantry of Oklahoma from 1950 to 1952 in Korea. He served as a radio operator utilizing Morse code which he learned as a Boy Scout. He returned home to begin his life work as a farmer on land owned by his grandparents in Adams County. He enjoyed being an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals. His greatest joy came from his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and the blessing of his marriage with Elizabeth for 69 years and generations of beautiful, loving children. Glenn and Elizabeth have also been blessed by years of wonderful fellowship with their faithful friends at Area Bible Fellowship Church.
Cherishing Glenn’s life today are Elizabeth and his son Jon Brokaw, son Joel and wife Karma Brokaw, daughter Jayne and husband Terry Barnett, daughter Jill and husband Mike Evans, daughter Jodi and husband Bill Lyddon, daughter Jina and husband Paul Nelson, and son Jed and wife Kay Brokaw, along with their grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many other family members and friends.