Glen R. Kjornes, 68


Glen R. Kjornes, 68, of Juneau, passed away Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 24, 1943, the son of Gerald L. and MaryAnn E. (nee Fischer) Treichel Kjornes. Glen married Rosanne L. Steinbach at Zion Church in Allenton on Oct. 17, 1970. 

Glen served our country in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969. He graduated from Mayville High School in 1961 and continued his schooling until he was called to serve his country with the U.S. Army from March 1967 to 1969. He was one of the last mandatory draftees to serve under the draft system. He was assigned to the 4th Infantry Division in Vietnam and served as an infantry man and radio/telephone operator for the company commander. He also served as a mortar man and an assistant/bodyguard to the brigade chaplain. While serving he earned the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Expert Marksmanship Badge. Upon his tour completion he received the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service. 

Following his military duty, Glen served many local Lutherans as a district representative with Aid Association for Lutherans, often serving three generations of the same family and touching the lives of others. Glen was a District Rep for AAL (now known as Thrivent). While working with AAL, he volunteered at the annual Bethesda Fair. After retirement, he continued to serve as a weekly volunteer at the Bethesda County Store in Horicon. 

His lifetime interest was deer hunting. He hunted for over 50 years in Glidden, Wis., and was a member of the VFW Post 7300 in Glidden. As a long-time member of St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran in Juneau, Wis., he served as a treasurer, secretary and usher. He also spent many hours mowing grass and cleaning snow from the church properties. 

A member of the Juneau American Legion Post #15 for 41 years, he served as commander and most recently as the Post 15 Adjutant. He also attended meetings at the county level. In October of 2009, he was honored to serve as a guardian for two World War II Wisconsin veterans who were part of an honors flight to the Washington, D.C., World War II Memorial. 

Glen was a member of Wisconsin Branch of the American Legion Riders, one of three members from Juneau Post #15. After retirement he especially enjoyed riding his motorcycles. Above all he enjoyed time with his family 

He is preceded in death by his father Gerald Kjornes, his step-father Harold Treichel, his father-in-law Martin Steinbach, his niece Jeannette Schulz, and his nephews Shawn Schulz and Christopher Weiting. 

Glen is survived by his wife Rosanne Kjornes of Juneau, his mother Mary Ann Treichel Kjornes of West Bend, his mother-inlaw Ruth Steinbach of Kewaskum, his sons Gerald L. (Kari) Kjornes of Tomah and Steven M. (Chris) Kjornes of Juneau, his daughters Barbara (Ryan) Dohm of Sun Prairie and Christine Kjornes of Milwaukee, his grandchildren Ryan, Sara, Morgan, Damon, Makayla, Joshua, Kelli, Steven, Andrew and Matthew, his brother Ralph Kjornes of West Allis, and his sister Roberta Treichel of Fond du Lac. 

Visitation was held Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home in Juneau, and is being held Thursday at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church from noon until time of service. 

Funeral service is Thursday, Oct. 27, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Johnís Ev. Lutheran Church, Juneau. Rev. Paul Schupmann will officiate. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Beaver Dam. Military graveside service under the auspices of Juneau American Legion Post #15. The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home of Juneau is serving the family. 

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