Glenn Kottke, 80, Des Moines, formerly Benson

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Glenn Kottke, 80, Des Moines, passed away at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines on December 12, 2014. 

He was born March 17, 1934, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Carl and Clara Kottke. He

Glenn worked for Chevron in marketing for 30 years. He was a HAM Radio Operator and enjoyed electronics and computers. Glenn was a master woodworker as well. Glenn loved his family, fishing and hunting. He will be missed by all who loved and knew him.

Glenn is survived by his wife of 56 years, Margaret “Peg” Kottke; children, Pamela Kottke, Scott (Karen) Kottke, Stephanie (Dennis) Griffin, Valerie Kottke-Cole, and Brett Kottke, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Shannon Kottke; brothers, Ed and Milt Kottke; and his sister, Violet Larson.

A service of remembrance will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at All Saints Catholic Church, 650 NE 52nd Avenue in Des Moines. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m., with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service, at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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