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Glenn J. Archer

September 14, 1940 — March 10, 2018

Glenn Joel Archer, 77, of Corning, Iowa, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 10, 2018, at CHI Mercy Hospital in Corning, Iowa.
Glenn, the son of Jack Leon and Margaret Vesta (Findley) Archer, was born September 14, 1940, in Villisca, Iowa and graduated from Villisca High School in 1958. He joined the Army National Guard on October 2, 1958, and was honorably discharged on October 1, 1962.
Glenn married Mary Louise Gustin on April 14, 1962, in Grant, Iowa. Three children were born to bless this union: Brenda, Lauri, and Renee. Glenn moved to his farm in Corning in 1965 and started farming with his father. Farming was his life-long passion where he raised hogs and cattle as well as corn, soybeans and hay for more than 50 years. In addition, Glenn operated his bulldozing construction business for more than 40 years building terraces, lakes and ponds throughout southwest Iowa, including the two original lakes in Hacklebarney Woods County Park.
Glenn married Janette Lynn Giles on December 30, 1997, in South Dakota. He loved the outdoors and had many interests—a cowboy at heart, he enjoyed riding horses and camping. He was a member of the Adams County Cattlemen Association, the National Rifle Association, and the Nodaway Saddle Club. Glenn enjoyed all time spent with his grandchildren from teaching them to ride horses to attending school and sporting events. Family was very important to Glenn and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish Glenn’s memory are his loving wife Jan of Corning, Iowa; children: Brenda (Keith) Longabaugh, Corning, Iowa; Lauri (John) Hewett, Red Oak, Iowa; Renee (Brad) Durnin, St. Louis, Missouri; step-children: Tara (Teddy) Ross, Des Moines, Iowa; Gabe (Melissa) Shatava, Corning, Iowa; Josh (Colette) Shatava, Clarinda, Iowa, Caleb (Ryanne) Shatava, Clarinda, Iowa. Twenty-five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother: Stan (Leisa) Archer, Clarinda, Iowa; brother-in-law: Dwight (Rhonda) Giles, Greeley, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Glenn in death are his parents; sister and brother-in-law: Janis and Jim Scott.
The family will celebrate Glenn’s life at a visitation from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 16, 2018, at Pearson Family Funeral Service Cremation Center, 701 7th Street, Corning, Iowa. Memorial Services will be held the following morning 10:30 A.M., Saturday, March 17, 2018 also at the funeral home. Rev. Andrew Bardole and Pastor Marietta Nelson-Bittle will officiate. Military Honors will be provided by the Iowa National Guard Honor Guard and the Corning American Legion OURCQ Post #117.
After the service, a Committal Prayer will take place at Lincoln Center Cemetery, rural Adams County 130th Street, Iowa, followed by a reception at Strand Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1127 160th Street, Iowa.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center - Corning

701 7th Street, Corning, IA 50841

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