In Memory of Glen V. Presnall

Glen V. Presnall
Glen V. Presnall
Born: February 27, 1921
Died: December 31, 2014
Age: 93
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Glen V. Presnall
February 27, 1921 - December 31, 2014
From: Nevada, IA | Originally: Colo, IA

Glen Presnall, age 93, of Nevada and formerly of Colo, Iowa, died Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at Windsor Manor in Nevada.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the United Methodist Church in Colo, with Pastors Lewis S. Flanigan and Dave Heisterkamp officiating.  Burial will follow in the Colo Cemetery, with military honors by the American Legion.  Visitation will be held at the church on Friday from 5-7 p.m.

Born February 27, 1921, in Cambridge, Iowa, Glen Verner Presnall was the second youngest of nine children born to Vern and Elizabeth (Bryce) Presnall.  He grew up in Cambridge, graduating from Cambridge High School in 1938, then served in the United States Army during World War II.

On September 21, 1947, Glen was united in marriage to Mary Wilson at her parents’ home in Colo, Iowa.  The couple was blessed with five children:  Craig, Barb, Denny, Gary, and Sheryl.

Glen purchased the grocery store in Colo with his two brothers-in-law, Raymond and Richard Wilson, and eventually became sole owner of P & W Grocery.  He and Mary operated the store until it was destroyed by fire in 1976.  Glen worked at Sunstrand (currently Danfoss) in Ames until retiring in 1993.

Glen was a member of the United Methodist Church in Colo where he sang in the choir for many years.  He also was a member of the American Legion, Lions Club, and the Masonic Lodge.  He enjoyed refinishing and reupholstering furniture in his spare time, and loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting and other events.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; five children, Craig (Cathy) Presnall of Ankeny, Barb (Larry) Henson of Bettendorf, Denny (Bev) Presnall of Ankeny, Gary (Sharon) Presnall of Polk City, and Sheryl (Quentin) Mills of Bondurant; 13 grandchildren, Chris (Bobbi) Presnall, Curt (Hollie) Presnall, Mike (Amy) Henson, Steve (Kristina) Henson, Tiffany (Logan) McEwan, Casey (Shawna) Presnall, Brian Presnall, Sean Presnall, Katie (Jeremy) Hall, Reese Presnall, Elizabeth Presnall, Nathan Mills, and Lexie Mills; 19 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other extended family members.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and seven sisters.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Glen and his family.   


Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 3:54 PM
“I am just finding out about your lose of your dad. My prayers go out to you and all the family. Mary”
- Mary Coughenour (VAlline)
Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 9:22 AM
“I was so sorry to learn of Glen's passing. He was such a good friend and meant a lot to me through the years. I always enjoyed seeing him at Colo UM Church when I was visiting and all the years we sang together in the choir. He was so fun. My condolences to Mary and all the family.”
- Becke Cutler Arnold
Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 2:37 PM
“Our heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your father. I lost my mother in August and know the sadness you are experiencing. The memories and little things are what you will remember - cherish those. ”
- Mona Bond
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 12:34 PM
“Glen was a gentle and loving person and always ready to visit. He and Mary fed Colo for many years, first in the store and later with Senior meals. That service was a priceless gift to many in our community. That smile and teasing voice made Glen a beloved character to all of us. Glen and Mary raised a wonderful family and they have carried out the legacy of service and hard work in their lives.

Thank you for sharing Glen with us. We will miss him. ”
- Brenda McGuire
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 8:09 PM
“To Glen's family. I'm so sorry for your loss. When my two oldest children were toddler's, they would have went pretty hungry with the help of Glen & Mary. Glen would get real unhappy with me if they went hungry. My Dad would take me up there and he'd let me charge groceries until we could pay him. My oldest son Robbie had heart trouble and they would spoil Robbie & John. Robbie is in heaven waiting for Glen. May god bless you Glen. You were an angel here on earth.
- Kathy Lynch Barton
Friday, January 2, 2015 at 10:52 AM
“I just wanted to extend my condolences for the loss of your father. Sheryl is a dear friend of mine and she has shared so many stories of the wonderful man he is. Have piece in knowing he is always with you and that he is in an even better place in Heaven. I am praying for your family. God Bless. Tara Helwig”
- Tara Helwig
Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 2:58 PM
“To the whole family; let the memories of Glen's life comfort you in his death. Our thoughts are with you & your families. Randy & Lin Henson

- Randy & Lin Henson
Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 2:58 PM
“He was one of the good guys.....sorry for your loss.”
- Cliff and Linda Fry
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10:30 a.m.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
United Methodist Church
Colo, Iowa


Pastor Lewis Flanigan
Pastor Dave Heisterkamp


Chris Presnall
Curt Presnall
Mike Henson
Steve Henson
Brian Presnall
Sean Presnall
Reese Presnall
Nathan Mills
Casey Presnall

Tiffany McEwan
Katie Hall
Elizabeth Presnall
Lexie Mills


5-7 p.m.
Friday, January 2, 2015
United Methodist Church
Colo, Iowa


Colo Cemetery
Colo, Iowa
Military honors by the American Legion