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“Dave, sorry to see of Glenn's passing. Always remember his stories on the job sites, what a BS er and all around great guy. Thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: Tom Leicht - Dubuque, IA

“Dear David and family,So sorry to hear about your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers and I will always remember coming down to the house to play...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. Thinking of Dave and his family at this time. ”
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Glen D. Custer, age 94, of Dubuque, Iowa, was called home peacefully at 2:10 a.m., on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Glen's life, private family services were held at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Glen was born on August 25, 1922, in Paynesville, MN, son of Garrie and Nel (Hall) Custer.

Glen was a lifelong resident of Dubuque who proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Glen was united in marriage to his beautiful bride, Mary Mueller, on November 28, 1946, at the Church of the Nativity. They were truly blessed with 67 wonderful years together and one son, David, before she was called home ahead of him on October 22, 2014. Glen continually displayed a strong work ethic and worked with Westphal Electric Company as an electrician for over 23 years, until his well earned retirement. In his free time, Glen was happiest spending some time sitting in the woods waiting for the perfect shot, or casting his line looking to hook "the big one" in order to earn a few bragging rites among of his friends. But, undeniably the most important aspect of Glen's life was his family. His love and respect for family were never in question and his devotion to playing the part of husband, father, grandfather and brother were always role modeled in honorable fashion. Although we are saddened today by Glen's passing from this world into the next, we find real comfort in knowing that his earthly struggles have now ceased and we are thankful that he is now reunited with his one true love, Mary, once again.

Those left to cherish Glen's memory include

his only son,
David Custer, Dubuque, IA;

his 4 grandchildren,
Lynn (Kevin) Cronin, Mike Custer, Dan (Rachelle) Custer and Jenny (Calvin) Patten;

his 6 great-grandchildren,
Denis (Jenna) Wagner, Casey and Colin Cronin, and Jonahs, Jaxson and Maddox Custer;

and his siblings,
Vera Mae Rogers, Cedar Falls, IA
and Harold (Rita) Custer, Beaver Dam, WI.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Mary Custer; and a daughter-in-law, Cheryl Custer.

A Glen D. Custer memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.

Glen's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Finley Hospital, and Luther Manor, for all of the sincere and professional care they provided Glen and his family.