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Glen Kurt Schwan

Glen Kurt Schwan

Died: Monday, August 25, 2008
Age: 88
Funeral services were held on Monday, August 25, 2008, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Imlay City for Glen Kurt Schwan, 88. He passed away on August 19 at Mt. Clemens Regional Medical Center. Born on April 6, 1920 in Detroit to Walter Frederick and Clara Louise (Werfelmann) Schwan, he was raised in Mt. Clemens and moved to Imlay City after high school in 1938 to begin work at the Imlay City State Bank.

Mr. Schwan married Bernice Helen Shoults on November 25, 1944 in Mt. Clemens. He was a member of First Congregational UCC since 1956. Glen was also a member of Imlay City Rotary, VFW and American Legion. He was a local businessman who worked as the Sales Manager of the local Ford dealership. Later he owned the Gateway Buick car dealership and built and operated Cedar Lanes Bowling Alley in Imlay City during the 1950s and 60s. Glen was also General Manager at the Imlay City Oil Company and served as a self-employed financial management consultant during the latter part of his life.

Mr. Schwan served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a pilot of a P-47 Thunderbolt completing 82 air missions. On D-Day he flew four missions over the invasion area of Normandy. After the invasion their group was assigned to support General Patton’s 3rd Army in his drive across France and Germany. He was honorably discharged as a Captain in the fall of 1945.

Surviving are one son: Gerald (Jane) Schwan of Bellingham, WA; two daughters: Gail (Lloyd) Anderson of Chandler, AZ and Barbara (Don) Twiss of Imlay City; eight grandchildren: Tim (Dawn) Patten, Teresa (Lonny) Buescher, Traci (Phil) Barbarow, Kurt (Paula) Schwan, Amanda (Steve) Lyall, Brad (Carrie) Schwan, Michael Anspaugh and Melanie Anspaugh; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; two brothers: Merritt Schwan of Cottonwood, AZ and Norman (Helen) Schwan of Nokomis, FL; and one sister: Ellen Schwan of Mt.Clemens. He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Bernice, in 1993 and by a brother, Walter Schwan, in 2007.

The Reverend Henry Brinker of the First Congregational UCC officiated at the service. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Imlay Township Cemetery. Arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational UCC in Imlay City.
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