Glen Walter, 93, of Creston, formerly of Corning, passed away Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Greater Regional Medical Center in Creston. Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Creston. Pastor LeAnn Robine will officiate. Military Honors will be provided by the Theodore J. Martens V.FW. Post # 1797 and the Iowa National Guard Honor Guard. The service will be livestreamed on Glen’s obituary tab on the funeral home’s website. Open visitation with family receiving friends from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at the funeral home. Private family burial will be at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Corning. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Homestead Assisted Living Activity Center. Memories and condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Glen Edward Walter was born on April 5, 1929 at the family farm in Nodaway. He was the fourth of six children born to Alva Dewey and Gladys Lucinda (Pond) Walter. Glen graduated from Nodaway High School with the class of 1947. On February 1, 1951, Glen joined the United States Army. He served in the 11th Airborne Quartermaster Parachute Maintenance Company. Glen was honorably discharged on January 31, 1953. Glen married Beverly Corinne Penn on July 20, 1952, in Corning, Iowa. Glen, who wanted to work alongside of Beverly, decided also to attend beauty school to become a licensed cosmetologist. Bev & Glen’s Beauty Shop was operated at their home until the summer of 1968, at which time, Beverly and Glen, and their four boys, Stephen, Randall, David and Timothy, moved to Corning, where, Glen and Uncle Milton, built a beauty shop under the Okey Vernon National Bank at 7th & Davis Street, in Corning, operating it for many years.
Glen also worked with Beverly in several homebased businesses. He later received his life insurance sales agent license along with Beverly. This allowed them to work at funeral homes in Iowa selling prearranged funeral policies. Glen and Beverly then studied and received their real estate license to sell properties in the Corning area.
Glen enjoyed taking trips on his BMW motorcycle, traveling as far as Alaska, and into the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He also travelled all around the western United States, including Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. He was a member of the Corning United Methodist Church.
Left to cherish Glen’s memory are his children: Randall (Cathy) Walter of Ames, David (Janet) Walter of Creston and Timothy (Kenda) Walter of Ozark, Missouri; eight grandchildren and two great grandsons; sisters, Carolyn (Merlin) Dixon of Corning and Connie (Terry) Helvie of Corning, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Glen in death was his wife Beverly in 2019; son, Stephen in 1975; sisters, Mary Jo Rowe and Darlene Brees; brother, Harold Walter; sister-in-law, Wilma Walter; brothers-in-law, Ralph Rowe and Dean Brees and cousin, Junior Richie.
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)
Private family burial will be at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Corning.