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Glen Coleman - June 26, 2011


Glen Coleman was born on Feb. 24, 1929 north of Paxton Neb. He was the younger of two children born to Vernal and Flora Ward Coleman.
Glen grew up on the ranch and attended Glen Echo country school. As a young man he was baptized in Birdwood Creek and became a member of the Glen Echo Baptist Church. Glen attended high school in Paxton and graduated in 1948 at the top of his class. He chose to remain on the farm and with his father they raised white corn and sold it to Kellogg Cereal Company. During this period he joined the Army National Guard and served for nearly 10 years.
Glen was married to Roberta Kinney at the Grainton United Methodist Church on May 21, 1953. They moved to the Blanche area in northeastern Chase County and operated a farm and a Grade A dairy until they retired and moved into Imperial in 1998.
Glen had begun to fail in health and moved to the Imperial Manor nursing home the first part of June and died there on Sunday afternoon, June 26, 2011. He had reached the age of 82.
Glen was a member of the Imperial Berean Fundamental Church.
He is survived by his wife Roberta of Imperial; three sons, Lyle and wife Sherry of rural Wauneta, Neb.; Dennis and wife Sylvia of Farmington, N.M., and Dwight and wife Tracy of Imperial; four grandchildren, Blake and wife Afton Coleman, Wade Elwood, Mallory and Macy Coleman; his sister, Rosetta Moriarty of Sutherland, Neb.; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, June 29, at the Imperial Berean Church with Pastor Matt Maxwell officiating.
Burial was in the Paxton Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.