Glen D. Shoemaker

Posted on Nov 21, 2012
Glen D. Shoemaker

Glen Dale Shoemaker, 90, of Bluffton passed away at 11:50 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born on March 22, 1922 in Hartford Township to Forest and Flossie Fern (Bryan) Shoemaker. He was married on April 1, 1945 in Pennville to Mabel Frances Ireland.
He was a 1940 graduate of Hartford Center High School. He was a lifelong farmer and retired in 1982 after 17 years from Corning Glass in Bluffton. He was a former Bryant resident until moving to Bluffton two years ago. He was a member of the Bryant Wesleyan Church in Bryant. He was on the church board and taught Sunday school for over 50 years from 1945 to 1995, song leader, and led revival meetings since 1938. He was an avid IU basketball fan.
He is survived by his wife; son, Stephen J. (Janey) Shoemaker of Geneva; two daughters, Joyce E. (Denny) Young of Farmington Hills, Michigan; and Cynthia R. (Tim) Morris of Portland; sister, Arbutus Zimmerman of Fort Wayne; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, June Springer.
Visitation will be from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, November 23 at the Goodwin Memorial Chapel, 3220E SR 124, Bluffton and one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, November 24 at the Bryant Wesleyan Church, 209 S. Hendricks St., Bryant. Burial will take place at Alberson Cemetery. Officiating will be Pastor Paul VanCise.
Memorials may be made to Bryant Wesleyan Church or Christian Care Retirement Community in Bluffton.
Arrangements provided by Goodwin Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Sign the guest book online at