Glen Charles Hart Sr.

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FRANKLIN GROVE — Glen Charles Hart Sr., 83, of Franklin Grove, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Sept. 17, 2018 doing what he loved: farming.

Glen was born in Sublette on Oct. 5, 1934, to Celia (Gleim) and Charles Glen Hart. After meeting at the roller ring, on March 31, 1956, he married Jeanette Long at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ashton. They have three children which they raised on the family farm. Farming was his passion, and he did so his entire life. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ashton and Farm Bureau, and a past member of the Elk’s in Dixon and Dixon bowling Leagues. In later years, he enjoyed collecting and restoring antique tractors with his sons and grandsons.

He is survived by his loving wife, Jeanette of 62 years; and their children, Glen (Bridgit), of Ashton, Glenda (Frank) Valle, of Peru, and Galen (Debbie), of Amboy; eight grandchildren, Mia (Frank) Munroe, of Overland Park, Kansas, Frank (Noreen) Valle, of Lincoln Park, Ana (Jamie) Jozefowicz, of Rochelle, Brett (Alisha) Valle, of Oglesby, Jordan (Mallory) Valle, of Bettendorf, Iowa, Josef (Megan) Hart, of Amboy, Emily Hart, of Sterling, and Adam Hart, of Amboy; and four great-grandchildren Frank Valle, Raphael Valle, Trevor Valle, and John Valle.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, a sister at birth and one granddaughter, Stephanie Hart.

Visitation will be from 4 - 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ashton with Rev. Jessica Bakken, officiating. Burial will be at Ashton Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church of Ashton or the Ashton Ambulance Service.

Arrangements completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.

Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.