Glenn Edward “Satch” Brandenburg, 88, of Hoopeston, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Thursday Feb. 6, 2014, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston.
He was born June 19, 1925, in West Lebanon, Ind., the son of William and Nora (Burton) Brandenburg.
He married Emma Fetters on July 12, 2002 at First Church of Christ in Danville. She survives in Hoopeston.
He also is survived by two daughters, Brenda Tyler of Danville, and Carol (Chuck) Lundgren of Danville; one step-son, Brad Vollstedt of La Jolla, Calif.; one sister, Mary Katherine Hall of Cordele, Ga.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Brandenburg, who passed away on July 20, 2001; his parents; and three brothers.
Glenn began working as a mechanic at the Ford garage.
He then became the owner of the Shell Filling Station in Hoopeston and later worked at Food Machinery Corp., where he retired after 30 years.
He served in the United States Army during World War II and went on the Honor Flight to Washington D.C., in 2012 to see the war memorials. He attended First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston and later attended Chestnut Street Church of Christ in Hoopeston, where he served as a board member.
Glenn was a member of the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384 and the Hoopeston VFW Post 4826.
He was a bus driver for the Hoopeston Multi-Agency, where he also volunteered doing many jobs.
Glenn enjoyed picking up cars for local dealerships, fishing, camping, woodworking, race cars and doing mechanical work.
A visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston.
The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Sid Payne officiating. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion and VFW posts.
Memorials may be made to Chestnut Street Church of Christ Building Fund 709 E. Chestnut St. Hoopeston, IL 60942. Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Glenn’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.