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Glenn A. Hawes

March 20, 1929 January 14, 2019
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GLENN ARTHUR HAWES, age 89, of Jasper, Minnesota, died on January 14, 2019 in Lebanon, Oregon.

Glenn was born in Rose Dell Township of Rock County, Minnesota, on March 20, 1929, to Floyd and Nina Hawes. He attended the District 45 School until he began working full-time on the family farm.

In 1949, Glenn married Joyce Kleine in Pipestone, Minnesota, and, from 1949-1993, he and Joyce farmed south of Jasper where they raised their two children. Like all good farmers, Glenn took great pride in the straightness of his corn rows and in being one of the first in the area to finish planting and harvesting.

Beginning in 1980, Glenn and Joyce wintered in Alamo, and later, Mission, Texas. They became full-time Mission residents in 2015. In 2017, Glenn moved to The Oaks of Lebanon in Lebanon, Oregon.

An active member of Jasper United Methodist Church, Glenn chaired the Board of Trustees for twenty years. He also worshipped at the San Juan Texas United Methodist Church where he helped maintain the church property. For 22 years, Glenn volunteered at the SJUMC Market. Utilizing his ability to fix things, he accepted donated materials, refurbished the appliances and machines, and then sold them at the Market to benefit missions. Glenn and Joyce were selected Outstanding Winter Texans at SJUMC in 1997 and 2004.
With Hands of Hope, Glenn used his carpentry skills to build 100 homes for the poor outside Reynosa, Mexico. In addition, he worked on 39 Habitat for Humanity homes in the Rio Grande Valley. Once retired from farming, Glenn derived great pleasure from restoring windmills with Terry Rodman. He loved waterskiing, playing pool, taking drives and motorcycle rides in the country, and sharing coffee and stories with friends.

Glenn is survived by his children, Gary (Tessie) Hawes of Lebanon, Oregon, and Cathy (Jerry) Wentworth of Jasper, Georgia; sisters and brothers, Marvin (Sharon) Hawes, Luverne, MN; Shirley (David) Haraldson, Clive, IA; Marvel (Bert) Phillips, Lakeville, MN; Lloyd (Carol) Hawes, Sergeant Bluff, IA; Arlen (Marla) Hawes, Crooks, SD; Sharon (Steven) Gilb, Mountain Lake, MN; sisters-in-law Mildred (John) Steece, Luverne, MN; Mary (Floyd) Kraetsch, Luverne, MN; Janis Glapa, Menomonie, WI; Lois Kleine, Luverne, MN; brothers-in-law Dallas Kleine, Bullhead City, AZ; Thomas (Penny) Kleine, Summerville, SC; and countless nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce on November 5, 2018; his mother, Nina (Loeffler) Hawes; father, Floyd Hawes; sisters Rosella Murphy, Marilyn Eustice, Betty Lane, and infant brother Norman Hawes.

Memorials may be sent to Habitat for Humanity at Condolences may be mailed to Cathy Wentworth, Box 11765 Big Canoe, Jasper, GA 30143.

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Memorial Service




11:00 AM 5/18/2019 11:00:00 AM
United Methodist Church of Luverne

109 N. Freeman Ave.
Luverne, MN 56156

United Methodist Church of Luverne
109 N. Freeman Ave. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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Jasper City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Jasper, MN, US

Jasper, MN, US

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