Glenn Marlin Fuglesten was born May 28, 1948, in Mayville, ND, to John and Emma (Olson) Fuglesten. Glen was the sixth of nine children. He died peacefully in his summer home at Big Pine Lake, Perham, MN, on Sunday, July 17, 2016, at the age of 68.
Glenn attended school at rural Buxton, Buxton Public School, Climax Public School and had the honor of being in the first graduating class of Central Valley High School in 1966. Shortly after, Glenn served as a medic in the US Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. After his military service, Glenn returned to the Buxton, ND area and worked for Concrete Sectional in Grand Forks, then retired from Crystal Sugar in Hillsboro in 2008, after 29 years.
Glenn and Michelle "Mickey" Solberg, spent 26 happy years together. They moved to Yuma, AZ in 2009 where they spent early fall, winter, and late spring. (Glen hated the cold!) They spent the summer at Big Pine Lake Resort, owned by Mickey's daughter Lisa and husband Joe. Glenn enjoyed working with Joe servicing Mosquito Magnets, which came in from across the country for repair.
Glenn loved music and dancing. If at a wedding dance, or just when a good song played anywhere, you better beware of getting hit by a flinging arm when Glenn was in the dancing mood.
He enjoyed fishing, relaxing at the lake, and spending time with family and friends.
He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Buxton, ND. He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1763, Yuma, Arizona.
Glenn is survived by Mickey and his best friend Max, his dog; his three sons Tim (Karen) of Buxton, ND, Mike of Grand Forks, ND and Jeff (Stacey) of Cold Spring, MN; Mickey's daughter Lisa (Joe) Harlow of Perham, MN; Mickey's son Ron (Jeanne) Solberg of Dent, MN; his sisters Judy Gerszewski of Eden Prairie, MN and Carole (Dave) Young of Chaska, MN; his brothers John (Loretta) of Detroit Lakes, MN, Gene of Buxton, ND, Gary (Deb) of Buxton, ND and Robert (Lorna) of Fergus Falls, MN; his brother-in-law Joe Darling of Point Richmond, CA; seventeen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; special friends Lance (Carrie) Lemay; and all his lake friends at Big Pine Resort.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents; his oldest brother Palmer; his sister Sonja; sister-in-law Kathy; and brothers-in-law Donald Flesche and Phil Gerszewski.
The family would like to thank Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Glenn's Memorial Folder