Glenn D. Dantuma, 61
June 26, 1954 — May 10, 2016
Glenn D. Dantuma, 61, of Hartford, passed away suddenly as a result of a truck accident Tuesday, May 10, 2016, in Illinois.
He was born June 26, 1954, in Kirksville, Missouri, to Edward and Mary (nee Gassen) Dantuma. He was united in marriage to Christine Werner on Sept. 6, 1986, at St. Kilian Church in Hartford.
Glenn was a straight shooter and meticulous. He loved his family and loved those around him. He had a kind and gentle spirit even though he intimidated many. He would do anything for anyone. And he could usually fix or build anything someone might need. He loved playing on the computer, watching movies, was a great chef, a techie and loved riding his motorcycle. He would often take his family on trips around the area and would stop for a great treat somewhere. Glenn served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He drove truck as a career, first for Wisconsin Protein for many years driving cross-country, then for UPS Freight where he would make two trips to Illinois every night.
Glenn is survived by his loving wife, Christine; his beloved girls, Gloria and Brettny; his siblings, Chuck Dantuma of Watertown, Maureen (Kerry) Dantuma-Yarosz of Watertown, Ed (Jill) Dantuma of Watertown, Roger (Diana) Dantuma of Lomira and Audrey (Duane) Mackey of Ohio; his mother-in-law, Gertrude Werner of Hartford; his brothers-in-law, Ken (Cheryl) Werner of Hartford, Richard Werner of Richland Center and Ron (Faith) Werner of Theresa; and sister-inlaw, Kathy Werner of North Fond du Lac. He is further survived by his dear friend and brother, Scott (Tammy) Heyse of Hartford, and by other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-in-law, Bill Yarosz; father-in-law, Herbert Werner; and nephew, Tim Dantuma.
Memorial funeral services for Glenn will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St., Hartford, WI 53027) with the Rev. Jeffrey Schimp officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at Shimon Funeral Home on Friday from 3:30 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service.
Memorials to the Milwaukee Rescue Mission or the United Way of Washington County are appreciated.
The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be found at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.