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1935 Glenn 2022

Glenn Altus Dieterlen

August 1, 1935 — February 17, 2022


Glenn Altus Dieterlen, age 86 of Frankfort and formerly of Crawfordsville, passed away on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at IU Arnett Hospital in Lafayette. He was born in Scott County, Indiana on August 1, 1935 to the late Altus & Nellie (Mahan) Dieterlen.

Glenn graduated from Boswell High School in 1953 and married the love of his life, Wanda Purcell on November 27, 1955. Glenn farmed in the Shannondale area for many years. He also worked at Life Time Gate Company, Harpel Seeds, and for his son at J&J Woodcrafters in Thorntown. He was a member of Indiana Farm Bureau, International Order of Foresters, Mace United Methodist Church and attended New Ross United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Wanda of Frankfort; a son, Jon (Kim) Dieterlen of Thorntown; a daughter, Julie (Dennis) Lester of Crawfordsville; 6 grandchildren, Megan (Andrew) Taylor, Sarah (Tim) Joly, Jonathon (Chanda) Dieterlen, Jacqueline (Dustin) Foster, Jasmine (Danish) Patel, Emily (fiancé Mike Shereyk) Harrison; 7 great-grandchildren; Damien, Rowan, Alyssa, Carter, Cheyenne, Brooklyn, and Katy; two brothers, Dr. Paul (Jan) Dieterlen DVM of Avon and Carl (Leona) Dieterlen of Millington, Tennessee; a sister, Janice (Norman) Segal of St. Clair, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Freda (Don) Melama; and a great granddaughter, Lylah Dieterlen.

Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S Washington St, in Crawfordsville on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 11:00 am till the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm with Pastor Tami Mussche officiating. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on his obituary page at Burial will follow at Mace Community Cemetery. Share memories and condolences online at

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