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Glen Edward Vanlue Obituary

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Glen Edward Vanlue

Wonder Lake, Illinois

July 12, 1935 - June 5, 2024

Glen Edward Vanlue Obituary

Glen Vanlue, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2024, at the age of 88, in McHenry, Illinois. Born on July 12, 1935, in Harvard, Illinois, to George and Ethel. Glen's life was marked by dedication, love, and a knack for fixing just about anything.


Glen's journey through life was shared with his beloved wife, Amy, with whom he built a family grounded in love and mutual respect. Together, they raised their children, Scott, who is married to Sarah, Burt, who is married to Michelle, and their daughter, Cheri. Glen's role as a grandparent brought him immeasurable joy, and he was a guiding light in the lives of his grandchildren, Chris and Melissa Vanlue. His extended family included step-grandchildren Jessica, Jeremy, Whitney, Dan, Aviana, Connor, Ryan,  Emmalyn, and Logan, all of whom he adored and cherished.


He was preceded in death by his 13 brothers and sisters.


Professionally, Glen was respected for his strong work ethic and leadership. He spent many years as a supervisor for Arnold Engineering, where his colleagues valued his guidance and expertise. Later, he transitioned to a role as a waste treatment technician at Knaack, demonstrating his versatility and commitment to excellence in any endeavor he undertook.


Glen's interests and hobbies painted the picture of a man who found joy in life's simple pleasures. His garage was his sanctuary, where he could often be found tinkering with tractors and cars, a testament to his mechanical prowess. A lover of classic entertainment, Glen would spend hours watching war movies, laughing with Ma & Pa Kettle, or enjoying the comedic genius of John Candy. His strength was legendary, earning him the nickname "strong as a bull," yet he was always the first to lend a helping hand.


Gardening was another of Glen's passions, and he took great pride in cultivating his garden, where he found tranquility and satisfaction in the fruits of his labor. His greatest love, however, was reserved for his family and grandchildren. He crafted doll houses with meticulous detail, creating not just toys but heirlooms that would be treasured for generations.


Christmas was a special time for Glen, filled with the warmth of family gatherings and the familiar strains of Ollie Olson's "Yingle Bells," a tune that became a festive tradition in the Vanlue household. His love for the holiday season was infectious, spreading cheer to all who had the pleasure of celebrating with him.


Those who knew Glen would describe him as loving, kind, and handy—a man whose hands were as adept at building and fixing as they were at offering comfort and support. His legacy is one of unwavering love for his family, a commitment to his work, and a life filled with meaningful connections and joyous moments.


Glen Vanlue's life was a testament to the values he held dear: hard work, family, and the simple joys of living. His memory will be cherished and kept alive in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. Glen's passing leaves a void that cannot be filled, but his spirit will continue to inspire those he leaves behind.


A Celebration of Life will be held at the Justen Funeral Home, 3700 W. Charles Miller Road, McHenry, IL on Friday, June 14, 2024, for 4-7 pm. For information, please call the Funeral Home at 815-385-2400, or visit info@justenfh.com, where friends and loved may share memories of Glen on his tribute wall.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Glen Edward Vanlue hosted by Justen Funeral Homes.

Glen Vanlue, a cherished husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2024, at the age of 88, in McHenry, Illinois. Born on July 12, 1935, in Harvard, Illinois, to George and Ethel. Glen's life was marked by dedication, love, and a knack for fixing just about anything.


Glen's journey through life was shared with his beloved wife, Amy, with whom he built a family grounded in love and mutual respect. Together, they raised their children, Scott, who is married to Sarah, Burt, who is married to Michelle, and their daughter, Cheri. Glen's role as a grandparent brought him immeasurable joy, and he was a guiding light in the lives of his grandchildren, Chris and Melissa Vanlue. His extended family included step-grandchildren Jessica, Jeremy, Whitney, Dan, Aviana, Connor, Ryan,  Emmalyn, and Logan, all of whom he adored and cherished.


He was preceded in death by his 13 brothers and sisters.


Professionally, Glen was respected for his strong work ethic and leadership. He spent many years as a supervisor for Arnold Engineering, where his colleagues valued his guidance and expertise. Later, he transitioned to a role as a waste treatment technician at Knaack, demonstrating his versatility and commitment to excellence in any endeavor he undertook.


Glen's interests and hobbies painted the picture of a man who found joy in life's simple pleasures. His garage was his sanctuary, where he could often be found tinkering with tractors and cars, a testament to his mechanical prowess. A lover of classic entertainment, Glen would spend hours watching war movies, laughing with Ma & Pa Kettle, or enjoying the comedic genius of John Candy. His strength was legendary, earning him the nickname "strong as a bull," yet he was always the first to lend a helping hand.


Gardening was another of Glen's passions, and he took great pride in cultivating his garden, where he found tranquility and satisfaction in the fruits of his labor. His greatest love, however, was reserved for his family and grandchildren. He crafted doll houses with meticulous detail, creating not just toys but heirlooms that would be treasured for generations.


Christmas was a special time for Glen, filled with the warmth of family gatherings and the familiar strains of Ollie Olson's "Yingle Bells," a tune that became a festive tradition in the Vanlue household. His love for the holiday season was infectious, spreading cheer to all who had the pleasure of celebrating with him.


Those who knew Glen would describe him as loving, kind, and handy—a man whose hands were as adept at building and fixing as they were at offering comfort and support. His legacy is one of unwavering love for his family, a commitment to his work, and a life filled with meaningful connections and joyous moments.


Glen Vanlue's life was a testament to the values he held dear: hard work, family, and the simple joys of living. His memory will be cherished and kept alive in the hearts of all who were fortunate enough to know him. Glen's passing leaves a void that cannot be filled, but his spirit will continue to inspire those he leaves behind.


A Celebration of Life will be held at the Justen Funeral Home, 3700 W. Charles Miller Road, McHenry, IL on Friday, June 14, 2024, for 4-7 pm. For information, please call the Funeral Home at 815-385-2400, or visit info@justenfh.com, where friends and loved may share memories of Glen on his tribute wall.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Glen Edward Vanlue hosted by Justen Funeral Homes.

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