In Memory

Glen H Johnson

Glen H Johnson

Glen's brother, Gene, put this note on the MHS Class of 1961's Facebook page about his brother, a member of our class:

"Since I'm sure several of our class knew my younger brother Glenn (Class of '62), I would like to share notice of his passing recently in Reno, NV, where he was living. He was active in baseball, basketball and any other sport with a round ball while at MHS."

Gene Johnson's photo.

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06/20/15 05:36 PM #1    

Stuart V Mott

He used to play 3rd base on our team.   He was quite the baseball player.   I'm sorry he passed away, have fond memories of him. May he rest in peace.

06/20/15 10:08 PM #2    

Louis W Ritchie

Glen Johnson is the reason I never went out for baseball! One day I was standing at bat, and Glen threw me a curve ball! It was my first experience actually seeing a curve ball. I swung and missed the ball by a mile! I knew then, that baseball was not my sport! Glen will be surely missed.

06/21/15 08:52 AM #3    

Linda M Wilt (Free)

Glen and his family went to our church so I have known him since I walked to Sunday school.  Growing up there, we had a lot of fun in MYF. My thoughts are with his family.


06/21/15 10:40 AM #4    

Richard S Baldwin

Glenn was a very quiet, unassuming person as I remember. He was a great baseball player and had a cannon for an arm! I wish his family the best in their time of sorrow.

06/21/15 03:40 PM #5    

Marcia L Oberlander (Skinner)

I am sorry to hear of Glen's passing away.He was always so kind and a gentle guy. I remember having a crush on him when we were at John Deere along with  many of the other girls. Rest in peace Glen.

06/21/15 04:26 PM #6    

Russell D Howard

The baseball team will remember well a story when Coach Baltzell told him to stay in Center Field on a cold, cold day. He said no, and walked off the field. Coach booted him off the team, and we, the baseball team had to vote and demand he stay. It happened, and the best Moline baseball team in th 60's got within one game of the State Tournament. He played at Georgia Southern, and was a great hitter and fielder. Very independent and a great guy.  Condolences to his family.

06/22/15 01:50 PM #7    

Sandra L Buchholz (Perry)

I also knew Glen from our years of active membership at Wesley Methodist Church in Moline (near JDJHS).  He and Eugene were friends with our families for years.  Glen was a faithful SS attender, one of the nicest young men ever - quiet, thoughtful, kind.  We tried to find him for our Wesley Reunion 2 yrs ago and couldn't locate him.  Our condolences - Sandy Buchholz Perry, Moline, IL.

06/23/15 07:37 AM #8    

James M Rosborough

Another good man and friend from Junior High and on.   Liked Glen and very sorry to hear of his death.

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