BRUSH, Colo. -- Glen G. Arp, 70, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2008, at his home.
He was born July 31, 1937, in Lakeview, Iowa to Glen and Ordena Arp. Following his graduating from East High School in Sioux City, Iowa in 1955, Glen received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nebraska in 1969. He worked for AT&T in Omaha, Neb., and was transferred to Denver, Colo., in 1969. He lived in Broomfield for eight years, and then moved to Boulder.
On June 16, 1980, Glen married Sharon Grossoehme in Boulder. In 2001, Glen and his wife relocated to Brush.
In his youth, Glen participated in rodeo competitions. His interest in horses followed him throughout his life. Glen has a special passion for fishing, big game and duck hunting.
He had a knack for engineering and enjoyed tinkering with almost anything on which he could lay his hands. He will be remembered for his attendance at many farm auctions.
He was an active participant in the Akron Foursquare Church.
Glen will be remembered for his generosity to others and his devotion to his wife and family.
Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Sharon of Brush, Colo.; his children, Dennis Arp and his wife, Karen and Kristi Sughroue and her husband, Steve, all of Culbertson, Neb., James Arp and his wife, Robbie and Greg Arp and his wife, Debbie, all of McCook, Neb., and Julie Glass and her husband, Piet Sawvel of Longmont, Colo.; 16 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Joyce Beals and her husband, Ken of Sioux City, Iowa; and brother, David Arp and his wife, Joanie of Omaha.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration service will be Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at 10:30 a.m., at the Foursquare Church in Akron, Colo.. Interment will be in the Brush Memorial Cemetery at 2 p.m.
Visitation will be at the Heer Mortuary in Brush on Tuesday from 4- 7 p.m.
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the Akron Foursquare Church c/o Heer Mortuary, 222 Cameron Street, Brush CO 80723.
Heer Mortuary of Brush is in charge of arrangements.