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Glenn S. Lemler
Sept. 4, 2010
BRADENTON, Fla. â€” Glenn S. Lemler, 91, died Sept. 4, 2010.
Born in Bourbon, he graduated from Bourbon High School in Indiana. While in high school he was a three-year varsity basketball player. He attended Manchester College, graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Banking and completed O. C. S. with the Corps of Engineers at Fort Belvoir, Va. He moved to San Antonio in 1986 from Culver, Ind.
He was a World War II Combat Veteran for four-and-a-half years, a captain with the 804th Aviation Corps of Engineers assigned to the 7th Air Force, serving in the Central Pacific, Saipan, and in the Makin Island. He received numerous military awards. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, past Commander of the Bourbon American Legion, and a lifetime member of the Reserve Officers Association.
He worked at the First State Bank of Bourbon for more than 40 years as a cashier, executive vice president, and chairman of the board. He was a member of the Indiana Bankers Association, the American Bankers Association, and the Independent Bankers Association. He was also an independent insurance agent and was awarded for 25 years as an outstanding agent for the Insurance Company of North America.
He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Culver, where he served as church secretary and trustee, a member of Concordia Lutheran Church of San Antonio, and of Hope Lutheran Church of Bradenton.
He was a member of Park View Hospital Board, the Marshall County Tax Adjustment Board, charter member of Marshall County Realtors Association, Marshall County Insurance Agents. He was organizer and director of the Bourbon Industrial Development Corporation, 25-year member of the Lions Club; was the director of Plymouth Country Club, and past president and director of the Maxinkuckee Lake Association. He also served as director of the Marshall County Red Cross, and was the representative for the Bourbon Township Salvation Army.
He served on the board of Stephens College, Mo. Fathers Association and in San Antonio, was a member of the Northern Hills Country Club.
He was appointed by Governor Otis Bowen to be a member of the â€śSagamore of the Wabashâ€ť for being distinguished by his Humanity in Living, Inspiration in Leadership and Loyalty in Friendship.
Glenn was devoted to his wife of 63 years, Marcella; daughter, Mary Joe Lemler of Los Angeles, Calif.; sons, David of Plymouth; Vincent (Jennifer) of Bradenton; two half-brothers, Don and Robert; five grandchildren; and many other family members around the country.
He was preceded in death by his son, Stephen; mother, Erma Stewart Lemler; and father, Harry I. Lemler.
Inurnment with military honors will be at Culver.
Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 43rd Street Chapel, 604 43rd St. West, Bradenton, FL, 34209, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4955 State Road 64 East, Bradenton, FL, 34208.
Online condolences may be sent via www.brownandsonsfuneral.com.