Funeral services will be on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater for Glen T. Mathison, age 80 of Annandale who passed away on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Rev. Timothy Lindhorst and Rev. Scott Gjevre will officiate. Burial will take place at the Frog Lake Cemetery, Alberta at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8.
Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in Clearwater and after 10 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.
Glen was born on March 17, 1932 in Alberta, Minn. to Thore and Emma (Erickson) Mathison. He served his country in the U.S. Army. Glen married Marilyn J. Rignell on Dec. 29, 1962 in Alberta. They later divorced. He farmed in Stevens County for over 30 years and drove school bus for the Morris ISD #769. Glen retired and moved to Annandale in 1992. He was a member of Rejoice Lutheran Church in Clearwater, the Morris American Legion Post #29, Morris Eagles Aerie, and the Sons of Norway.
Glen enjoyed fishing, flea markets, Texas Hold 'Em, lutefisk, morning coffee with his friends, watching basketball. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Survivors include his children, Loren of Clearwater, Pam Kuhn of Foley, Dale of Clearwater and Patti (Wayne) Zabinski of Clear Lake; four grandchildren, Carter, Connor, Sonia and Wyatt; sister, Evie Raasch of Morris; brothers, Merle of Brainerd and Delroy "Pete" of Detroit Lakes.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Harvey and infant brother.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.