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Glenn A. Gilleshammer

Glenn A.


Glenn A. Gilleshammer, age 82 of Grafton, ND passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at his home in Grafton.

Glenn A Gilleshammer was born March 31, 1935 in Grafton, ND the son of the late Peter and Mae (Olson) Gilleshammer. He was baptized and confirmed at the Grafton Lutheran Church. He graduated from the Walsh County Agricultural School in Park River. Following is education he farmed near St. Thomas, ND. Glenn was united in marriage to Loretta Paul on September 6, 1953 in Grafton, ND. The couple made their home in Grafton. Glenn retired from farming in 1983 and started Country Realty which he owned and operated until 2004.

Glenn was a member of the Grafton Assembly of God Church. He was an avid curler and belonged to the Grafton Curling Club for over 40 years. He was inducted into the United States Curling Hall of Fame in March of 2000.

Glenn is survived by his children: Guy Gilleshammer, Moab, UT; Glenna Siewert, Fargo, ND; Gar (Kris) Gilleshammer, Angle Inlet, MN; Todd Gilleshammer (Colleen Olson), Fargo, ND; Mark (Diane) Gilleshammer, Grafton, ND. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Glenn was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Loretta on Oct. 3, 2017, grandsons: Micah and Brady Gilleshammer and siblings: Orvil, Thelma, Gladys, Allan, Joyce and Betty Jean.

Funeral services will be Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Grafton Assembly of God Church, 1593 Griggs Ave. Grafton, ND. Visitation will be Monday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Grafton Lutheran Cemetery in the spring.

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The Tollefson Funeral Home of Grafton is in charge of the arrangements.