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Glen Elgin Firestone1,2

Male
b. 2 September 1930, d. 14 December 2003


Father Ford Vane Firestone1 b. 16 February 1899, d. 24 September 1982
Mother Pearl A. Gaul1 b. 6 October 1904, d. 26 August 1996
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Family 1 Wanda Olive Boyd b. 8 June 1932, d. 13 June 2000
Marriage* 19 December 1953  Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, From the Branch County, Michigan Marriage Records in Coldwater.

Record #15380 Marriage License Date December 11, 1953. Glen E. Firestone, age 23, residence Reading, Michigan, birthplace Michigan, Occupation factory employee, father Ford Firestone, mother Pearl Gaul. Never married.

Wanda O. Erskine, age 21, residence Coldwater, Michigan, born Michigan, telephone operator, father Angelo Boyd, mother Ellen Laughrey, previously married 1 time.

Marriage date December 19, 1953, in Coldwater, Michigan by Irving L. Stansell. Witnesses Jim Bradley of Angola and Genevieve Kopec of Detroit., Principal=Wanda Olive Boyd1,4 
Children  1. Elizabeth E. Firestone b. Mar 1951
  2. Brenda Joyce Firestone b. May 1955
  3. Katrina Firestone b. c 1959
  4. Tonya Lee Firestone b. 1961

Family 2 Edna Karen Bazarek b. October 1942
Marriage* 22 September 2001  Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, Principal=Edna Karen Bazarek1 

Birth* 2 September 1930  Algansee Twp., Branch Co., MI1,3 
Marriage* 19 December 1953  Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, From the Branch County, Michigan Marriage Records in Coldwater.

Record #15380 Marriage License Date December 11, 1953. Glen E. Firestone, age 23, residence Reading, Michigan, birthplace Michigan, Occupation factory employee, father Ford Firestone, mother Pearl Gaul. Never married.

Wanda O. Erskine, age 21, residence Coldwater, Michigan, born Michigan, telephone operator, father Angelo Boyd, mother Ellen Laughrey, previously married 1 time.

Marriage date December 19, 1953, in Coldwater, Michigan by Irving L. Stansell. Witnesses Jim Bradley of Angola and Genevieve Kopec of Detroit., Principal=Wanda Olive Boyd1,4 
Marriage* 22 September 2001  Coldwater, Branch Co., MI, Principal=Edna Karen Bazarek1 
SSN* 14 December 2003  Glen E FIRESTONE
Birth Date: 2 Sep 1930
Death Date: 14 Dec 2003
Social Security Number: 372-30-0464
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 49082
Localities: Quincy, Branch, Michigan
Death Benefit Localities
Zip Code: 49036
Localities: Coldwater, Branch, Michigan3 
Death* 14 December 2003  At Home, Quincy, Branch Co., MI1,3 
News/Obit* 15 December 2003  QUINCY -- Glen E. Firestone , age 73, of Quincy, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2003 at his home.

Glen was born on Sept. 2, 1930 in Algansee Township to Ford and Pearl (Gall) Firestone .

Glen worked for the Coldwater Regional Center as a resident aide, retiring in the late 1970s. He then went to work for the Jackson State Prison in maintenance and also owned and operated Glen 's Handyman Service for 20 years.

Mr. Firestone was a lifelong resident of the Branch County area. He graduated from Montgomery High School in 1949 and served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He was a former member of the Coldwater Eagles and a very active member of Lockwood Community Church. He was the church handyman and played on the Lockwood Community Church softball team, as well as umpired for many years. Glen also bowled for many years on several different leagues. Most of all he enjoyed his family and friends. He loved to help people and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

Glen married Wanda Boyd on Dec. 19, 1953. She preceded him in death on June 13, 200. He then married Karen (Bazarek) Hanna on Sept. 22, 2001 in Coldwater.

He was preceded in death by sisters, Margaret Weeks and Mary Showalter; brother, Lyle Firestone and brother-in-law Fred Ernsberger.

Glen is survived by his wife Karen; daughters, Elizabeth Firestone of Sturgis, Brenda and Devon Vinson of Lebanon, Ind., Katrina and Jack McCann of Franklin, N.C., and Tonya Rowe of Sturgis; step-children, Anna and Bryan Walters of Coldwater, Lisa Hanna of Greenville, Ill., James (Donna) Hanna of Coldwater and Michelle and Matt Avery of Coldwater; sister, Joyce Ernsberger of Quincy; brother-in-law, Bill Weaks of Quincy; sister-in-law, Eva Firestone of Coldwater; grandchildren, Gina, Heidi, Jermiah, Katrina, Sabrina and Jenelle; nine step-grandchildren and two great-grandsons, Devon and Mykah.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home. Services will be on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Lockwood Community Church in Coldwater with Pastor Shayne Looper officiating. Interment will follow in Lester Cemetery in Algansee Township.

Memorials are suggested to the Lockwood Community Church. Please visit www.dutcherfh.com to leave a message of condolence in the family's online guestbook.

Published in the Coldwater Daily Reporter (MI) - Monday, December 15, 20031 
Burial* 17 December 2003  Lester Cemetery, Algansee Twp., Branch Co., MI, Inscription: Firestone
Wanda O.
1932 - 2000
Married Dec. 19, 1953
Glen E.
1930 -
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Citations
  1. [S323] News Bank.
  2. [S458] People Finders.Com, online http://www.peoplefinders.com.
  3. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  4. [S933] James Blodgett Research, James Blodgett.
  5. [S958] Family Records of Eileen Alwood.


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