Glenna M. Schwenn

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On April 7, Glenna M. Schwenn, daughter of Ed and Edith Mehne, passed away of complications from cancer.

Born Jan. 30, 1926 in Almond, Wis., she and her older sister, Kathleen, were raised in farm life. She met Lee W. Schwenn at a dance, and were married Jan. 16, 1947. After their son, William “Skip,” was born on Lee’s birthday Dec. 23, 1948, she elected to devote herself full-time to making and nurturing her family’s home life. She injected her own unique style of enthusiasm and adventure into her marriage and parenthood, shaping ordinary activities into fun events. After Skip moved into adulthood, she learned and performed volunteer nursing assistance duties at a local hospital.

Always a champion for the underdog, she sought opportunities to help others by doing, saying, or giving whatever was needed at the time. Hers was a lifelong, daily practice in community and personal ministry. She will be missed for her gentle friendship, uncommon wisdom, and easy humor.

Surviving Glenna are her son, William “Skip” (Mary) Schwenn of Warrensville, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Hazel Boom of Prairie du Chien; nephews, Larry Ammel of Kewaskum, Jerry Ammel and John Ammel of Almond; and niece, Diane Ammel of Spring Valley, Calif. Her sister, Kathleen Ammel of Almond, predeceased her.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. in the Assembly Room at Givens Highland Farms Retirement Community in Black Mountain, N.C., with Rev. Cynthia Arnold and Rev. Tammy Bales officiating. A eulogy will be offered by Rev. H. D. Houck. 

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any gift offerings in Glenna’s honor and memory be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

Arrangements are in the care of Harwood Home for Funerals, Black Mountain, North Carolina, 828-669-2977. 

“…and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23

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