POWERS – Glenn Eugene Warbis (affectionately known as” Tad” out in the Western States), 84 of Hermansville, passed away in the early morning hours on Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers. Family was at his side and he will be greatly missed. Glenn was a loving husband, proud father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was born on May 27, 1930, in Pierre, S.D., the son of Joseph and Lois (Cimmer) Warbis.
On Nov. 13, 1947, he married the love of his life, Dolores Fossen. Shortly after their marriage, the young couple moved to Chicago in search of a better life. They raised three children, Bruce (deceased), Karen (Anderla) and Kevin. After the death of his oldest son they moved several times before finally settling in the Hermansville area in 1971.
Glenn held several jobs including opening his own store in Chicago. He attended the Reisch American School of Auctioneering in 1955 and has been doing auctions and benefits ever since. When he first moved to Hermansville, he became a manager at Les Brown Chair and shortly after he took a job at Heynssens and Selin’s in Escanaba, where he became known as the man with all the answers in the flooring business.
After he retired he decided to open his own carpet store next to his home along with the Sears Outlet Store operated by his wife, Dolores.
Glenn enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and just having a good time with friends and family. He lived life to the fullest and he always seemed to be in the middle of “the good times.”
He is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Hermansville and was involved in the local Kiwanis Club and the William Anderson Sport and Rec Club for many years. Glenn also opened Tamarack Kennel 5 after moving to Hermansville and was well known in the area for breeding outstanding black lab hunting dogs. Many of these dogs were auctioned off at the Ducks Unlimited Banquets in Escanaba.
He is survived by his daughter, Karen (Pete) Anderla, son, Kevin, both of Hermansville; sister, Lynda (Robert) Kenneally of Bernard, Iowa; brother, Buddy (Shirley) of Boise, Idaho. He has four grandchildren, Michelle (Aaron) Clark, Cindy (Rick) Mick of Lakewood, Colo., Jenny (Mike) Utke of San Jose, Calif. and Jesse (Chrissy) Anderla currently stationed in Kuwait. He also has 12 great-grandchildren, Makayla, Madelyn, Breeana, Andie, Ella, Joe, Tom, Stacy, Carisa, Cayden, Connor and Caylee.
Glenn is preceded in death by his wife, Dolores; son, Bruce and brothers, Jack, Bob and Monte.
Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. (Central time) on Sunday, June 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Hermansville.
A funeral service will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the church with Pastor Chris Bergquist officiating. Burial will be in the Meyer Township Cemetery.
A luncheon will follow in the church basement put on by the UMW.
The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the family.
Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to his family.