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Glenn A. Kellerman
September 16, 1934 ~ May 15, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
Glenn A. Kellerman began his journey to Heaven on May 15, 2023.
Glenn was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 16, 1934. The family resided in Milwaukee until moving to Northern Wisconsin to a small town called Manitowish when Glenn was 12 years old. The family was relatively poor and lived in a cabin with no heat, electricity, or running water. Glenn, the oldest of six children, had more responsibility than his younger siblings. He worked on his grandparent's farm for 50 cents per day and only got paid at the end of summer. Although being poor, they were a happy family and always kept busy, whether it was fishing or finding sources of food for the table. One of their favorite games was Kick the Can, which they often played. Because they had no car until years later, they all walked to the grocery store several miles away. Each child had to carry their allotted amount of groceries back to the cabin, and needless to say, all were very tired.
After Glenn graduated from high school, he moved back to Milwaukee and began working in the construction industry. He worked for Spancrete - Waukesha Block for 40 years and was a member of the Teamsters Union. Before he retired in 1994, he and his wife Dana bought a cabin in Manitowish Waters and enjoyed spending time there from May until Thanksgiving. The winters were spent in Brookfield. Although Glenn was a skier in his younger years, the possible 200-plus inches of snow in winter was too much for his old age. Glenn and Dana enjoyed retirement traveling and going on a handful of cruises. It was always a challenge to see who could catch the biggest muskie and the most walleye.
Glenn was an avid fisherman and hunter. His food consisted of much fish and venison, which Dana was not exactly thrilled about the venison part, but she always prepared it for him anyway. Glenn was also a passionate train enthusiast and built his own model railroad in the basement of his Brookfield home. It was a work of art consisting of tunnels, mountains, towns, and buildings. Being a wonderful and loving father to his four children, he taught them kindness and worked on many projects with them. He even taught some of them how to play chess at a very early age. His patience was remarkable.
In addition to his dearly loved wife of 54 years and best friend Dana, he is survived by his children Lori (Don) Bush, Kimberly (Todd) Murphy, and Bryan Kellerman. He was predeceased by his son Steven Kellerman Sr. Also surviving are his grandchildren Cal, Sammi, Will Bush, Tabatha Pavolka, and Payton Murphy, Steven Kellerman Jr., and his great-granddaughter Brooklyn, his brother Marvin Kellerman and sisters Marlene Krueger and Charlotte (Henry) Lange, sister and brother-in-law, Sheri Bauer and Randy Kassa, daughter-in-law Trinket Kellerman, and loving caregiver, Tracy Smith. Glenn will always remain in the hearts of those he loved and who loved him. He will be deeply missed every day of every year. God, please take good care of him.
We invite you to share your personal stories and memories of Glenn at his 5 pm Celebration of Life after the 4 pm visitation.
Tuesday May 23, 2023 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Becker Ritter Funeral Home 14075 W. North Ave Brookfield, WI 53005
Sharing of Memories
Tuesday May 23, 2023 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM Becker Ritter Funeral Home 14075 W. North Ave Brookfield, WI 53005