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Obituary: FOLLWEILER, GLENN

Glenn Richard Follweiler1921-2013Salt Lake City, UTGlenn Richard Follweiler passed away 21 June 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah after a courageous battle with diabetes. Born 18 August 1921 in his grandmother's home in Allentown, Lehigh, PA, to Daniel Webster Follweiler and Helen Maria Schaffer, grew up in Roselle, Union, NJ, and graduated from Abraham Clark High School in 1938. Glenn joined the service 16 December 1941, received his basic training in Fort Dix, NJ, was sent to Biloxi, Mississippi then to Salt Lake City, Utah where he met his sweetheart Alice Naomia Otterstrom. He was sent overseas to England, 6 August 1942, to serve in the Motor pool of the 93rd bomb group, reached the rank of Corporal, serving until the Battle of the Bulge, transferred into the army and was assigned to the 25th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron, 4th Armored Division as a light tank crewman, serving until the war ended, ending up in Pilsen, Czechoslovakia. Returning home, he married Alice Naomia Otterstrom, 5 December 1945, in Salt Lake City and took her back to New Jersey. He worked in the advertising business as a production manager, then the photo engraving business, becoming a partner with the Wilbar Photo Engraving Company, retiring at the age of 50. He and Naomia then moved to Salt Lake City to live out their remaining years. Glenn was a member of Van Cortlandt Lodge Free and Accepted Masons, Terrace City, Chapter of Royal Arch Masons and a Knight Templar and a Noble of the Mystic Shrine Kismet Temple, Brooklyn, NY. Glenn joined the LDS church, 8 March 1958, was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple, 15, August 1961, and was ordained a High Priest, 22 March 1970. Glenn had one sister, Janice Follweiler Pentz, two daughters, Margaret Ann Follweiler Mados and Susan Helen Follweiler Sandburg Friberg, five grandsons, Ross Mados, Jason, Joel, Jonathan and Justin Sandburg, three great-grandchildren, William, Adri, and Sylvia Sandburg. Glenn was preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan Sandburg in 1981. Private services will be held for Glenn on Saturday.