Glen Finnell

St. John resident Glen E. Finnell, 83, died Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Gilbert. He was born March 16, 1936, in Superior, Nebraska.

Glen was employed as a journeyman welder, retiring at the age of 60. He loved history and would talk for hours about different events in history. Glen also loved watching and reading anything related to the Wild West. He talked a lot about John Wayne and loved visiting Tombstone with his family. He had a great Western video collection.

Glen was a veteran of the United States Army. He served his country proudly and appreciated and supported all of those who also serve.

Glen is survived by his wife, Arlene Finnell of St. Johns; son Glen of Tucson; daughters Tammy of Oklahoma; Debbie of Texas; Renie of Texas; brother Danny; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Herbert and Marian Sund, parents Clarence Chambers and Bonnie Finnell and grandsons, Glen Finnell and Bandy Daniel.

Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Wounded Warriors.

Rosary was held Thursday, May 9,at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in St. Johns with a funeral mass following also at the church. Interment followed the funeral mass at the St. Johns Catholic Cemetery.

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Burnham Mortuary of St. Johns handled arrangements

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