Glenn D. Barquest

March 30, 1918 ~ January 22, 2018 (age 99)


Glenn D. Barquest, 99, of Chippewa Falls, formerly of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully Monday, January 22, 2018 at Chippewa Manor Nursing and Rehabilitations (Chippewa Falls). Glenn was born March 30, 1918 in the township of Anson (Chippewa County) to Arthur and Mollie (Buske) Barquest.

Glenn grew up on a farm east of Bateman, in Chippewa County. Glenn entered the US Army on June 17, 1941 and was deployed to Europe for WWII during 1944-45. He served honorably, rising to the rank of Captain, and returned home on November 26, 1945.

On December 15, 1945 Glenn married G. Lucille Vradenburg of Durand, WI. Glenn received his Bachelor’s Degree from UW-River Falls, in June 1946. In June 1956, Glenn enrolled at UW-Madison where he received his Doctorate degree in Agricultural Engineering and was promoted to Professor. Glenn taught at UW-Madison (living in Middleton, WI and raising his family) until his retirement in 1982, after which he and Lucille moved from Middleton, WI to Eau Claire, WI.

Glenn was active in Chapel Heights UMC, Eau Claire; The American Legion Post 550, Brackett, WI; Epsilon Sigma Phi Fraternity; National Retired Teachers Assoc.; Wisconsin Retired Teachers Assoc.; Kiwanis Club; and the American Society of Agricultural Engineers.

Glenn is survived by his wife of 72 years, Lucille; daughter, Linda (John) Stanek of Cadott; sons, Brian (Lori) of Eau Claire and Bradley (Joann) of Coon Rapids, MN; nine grandchildren, Sarah (Darren) Schnedecker, Anna (Johnny) Deeds, Amanda (Scott) Sullivan, Chad Stanek, Laura (Kyle) O’Brien, Megan (Evan) Hoffman, Ethan Barquest, Emily Barquest and Elliot Barquest and eight great grandchildren. Glenn was proceeded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Joyce Gannon and Vera Anderson.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Chapel of the Resurrection at the Chippewa Manor, 222 Chapman Rd., Chippewa Falls, with the Rev. Robert B. Hoekstra officiating. Military Honors will be conducted by the Brackett American Legion Post #550 immediately following the service at the Chapel.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10:30 a.m. at the Chippewa Manor Chapel.

Interment will follow the service at Batemen Cemetery, town of Lafayette. A luncheon will follow at Bateman English Lutheran Church, town of Lafayette, Chippewa County.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family (Glenn D. Barquest Memorial Fund), which will be donated to charities that were dear to Glenn’s heart.

Pederson-Volker Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services, Chippewa Falls is serving the family. Visit to express online condolences.


Saturday, February 03, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Chapel of the Resurrection at the Chippewa Manor
222 Chapman Road
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Funeral Service

Saturday, February 03, 2018
10:30 AM

Chapel of the Resurrection at the Chippewa Manor
222 Chapman Road
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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