Glenn Levi Struss passed away on January 26 at Avera Mother Joseph Manor in
The son of Carl and Augusta (Erickson) Struss, Glenn was born September
18, 1921, in Codington County, SD. He graduated from South Shore High School in
Glenn was inducted into the Army in 1942, serving as a radio technician. He was
stationed in Hawaii for two years. He married Celia Burnham in 1944, and she was able to
be with him for part of his tour of duty in Hawaii. Glenn reenlisted in 1945 and was
honorably discharged in 1947. They lived in Watertown, SD, after his discharge, where he
worked for the Watertown Public Opinion newspaper, moving to Huron in 1955 to work at
the Huron Daily Plainsman newspaper. They raised three children, Allen, Patricia, and
Janet during their time in Huron.
After Celia’s death in 1979, Glenn married Jean Jensen in 1982. They lived in Kentucky for
a time, moving to Wisconsin where he worked for the
Clark County Press for 10 of the 20 years they lived on Lake Meade, returning to
Watertown, SD, in 2004.
Glenn’s life-long love of carpentry followed him wherever he
lived, building furniture and other woodworking projects. He moved to Mother Joseph
Manor after Jean passed away in 2014, living there until his death.
He is survived by his
son Allen Smokey Struss, Sioux Falls, SD; daughters Patti Heintz, Pierre, SD, and Jan
Beckler, Aberdeen, SD. Grandchildren Angela (David) Nelson, Chad Struss, Elizabeth
(Chris) Henrichsen, Amy (Dennis) Hotchkin, Dustin (Kaitlin) Malsom, Becky (Will)
Crosby; nieces and nephews, and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death
by his parents, brothers and sisters, wife Celia and wife Jean.
Grave-side services in Huron, SD, are pending.