Glenn Steen

Nov. 2, 1930-July 3, 2024


Early in the morning of July 3, 2024, at the age of 93 Glenn peacefully passed away in his sleep. He was born in Glenburn, ND November 2, 1930, a son of the late Lewis and Alice Steen. After graduating from Glenburn High School in 1948 he enlisted in the Navy reserve and served one year before being recalled and serving in the Korean War January 1952 to November 1953 as an electrician. He was a member of United Association Local 447 in Sacramento for over 50 years as a commercial air conditioning and heating repairman.

When not working he enjoyed traveling all over the country and world with his wife Janelle. They traveled and toured in China, Africa, Russia, Europe, Scandinavia, South America and came within a few miles of Antarctica. He loved to garden, swim, and in his younger days, hike. He was a member and eventually president of Cabana Club II in Foothill Farms (Sacramento) and was a member of the Vorlage Ski Club, Sacramento.

He was predeceased by his wife of 45 years, Janelle Steen, and two stepsons Larry Byrom and Gary Byrom. He will be missed by his daughter, Karen Veling (Sean) of Sacramento, CA; Eric Steen (Darlene) of Medford, OR; and stepson Terry Byrom (Elizabeth) of Enola, PA; five granddaughters, a grandson, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by sisters JoAnn Kolden of Wallace, SD; Clarice Hance of Minot, ND; Elaine Shong of Billings, MT; Kay Nipko (Rich) of Goodyear, AZ; brothers Tom Steen (Patty) of Bonita Springs, FL; William Steen (Carol) of Reno, NV. He was preceded in death by brothers Walter and Milton Steen; sisters Florence Walton and Lorraine Stonecypher.

The burial will be in the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA at the convenience of the family.

Published by The Minot Daily News, July 10, 2024.