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Glenn Wilson Fitzgerel

Glenn Wilson Fitzgerel, 88, of Independence, Missouri, peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022, with his family by his side.

He was born on March 1, 1934, in Blairstown Missouri to the late Floyd and Ruby Fitzgerel.

Glenn went to school in Holden and worked for the Holden Creamery until joining the United States Army in 1953.

He was a firefighter in the military until he was honorably discharged in 1955.

He married the love of his life, Darlene, and they made their home in Independence, where they raised their 2 daughters.

He spent the next 40+ years working as a forklift driver for Associated Grocers. He was a proud member of the Teamsters Union.

Glenn was a simple man and enjoyed the simple things in life.

He was proud of his daughters and even more so of his grandchildren.

He will be missed dearly by everyone who knew him.

Glenn was preceded in death by his lovely wife Darlene; his parents, Floyd and Ruby; his brother, Ray Fitzgerel; his sister, Jean McCaskill; his son in law, Russell Raber.

Surviving his passing are his 2 daughters, Sherri Reed and Debbi Raber both of Blue Springs, MO; 2 grandchildren, Kyle (Rachel) Reed, Kelly (Chris) Schulz; 4 great grandchildren.

A graveside service was held at the Holden Cemetery with full military honors on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 11:00 AM, Josh Christy officiating.

In Lieu Of Flowers the family asks that you make memorial contributions to: ONE Community Hospice & Palliative Care, 15600 Woods Chapel Rd., Kansas City, MO 64139.

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