Obituary

Glen N. White

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died July 24th, 2015

Glen Nicholas White, 55, 4203 US Highway 2 & 41, Escanaba, passed away on Friday evening, July 24, 2015, as a result of a vehicle accident in Escanaba.

He was born in Marquette on April 8, 1960, son of Philip and Barbara (DePetro) White.

Glen graduated from Marquette High School in 1978 and obtained an Associate Degree in Business from Davenport College.

Glen returned to the Upper Peninsula in 1984 where he opened White’s Grocery in Escanaba. Glen was a very active member of the community; coaching boys’ basketball at Holy Name school for over 10 years. He was an active member of St. Ann’s parish, loyal supporter and participant of the Patriot Guard Riders, Harley Owners’ Group (HOG), Knights of Columbus, Elks BPOE #3504, Wells Lions Club, Delta Chamber of Commerce, and regular guest on the WUPF Eagle 107.3 morning talk show. He conducted and contributed to many charitable events.

Glen’s friends and community meant the world to him and he always had a smile for everyone who came into the store. He was a faithful man who loved his family, his community, the Green Bay Packers, and his Harley Davidson motorcycle.

He is survived by two beloved sons, Kurt White of Marquette and Eric White of Escanaba; parents, Philip and Barbara White of Marquette; brothers, Steve (Pamela) White of Boca Raton, FL and Scott (Jill) White of Marquette; sister, Laurie (Brian) Tuck of Traverse City; special friend, June Kirschner of Escanaba; mother of his children, Gayle Perreault; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Knights of Columbus Rosary will be said at 2 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 6 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church with Rev. Fran DeGroot officiating. A luncheon will follow in the church hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Patriot Guard Riders, Escanaba Knights of Columbus, or Well Lions Club. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the White family.

31 Tributes to “Glen N. White”

  1. My deepest condolences to Glen’s family. I was very saddened to hear of his passing. Godspeed…

  2. My sincere condolences to the family. He was a great man and helped me out in hard times.

  3. I met Glen at the Tuesday night bike ride out of Mr. Bike and Ski. Glen went pretty good on a bicycle and will be missed. As of late he was more motorcycle than bicycle but will always be part of our group ride.

  4. Glen you will be very much missed i enjoy going in the and you with that big smile . you always had some to say nice about everyone. its not going mto be the same going in there with you gone. god bless you glen.

  5. I had the pleasure of knowing Glen from many community activities as well as the Wells Lions Club. Always a smile, always comical, always giving and a true and unselfish friend to all. He will be truly missed by all who knew him.

  6. We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a nice guy who had a smile for everyone. Any time you asked for something in the store it was done before you could get to your car. He will be greatly missed.

  7. A pillar of the community. He will be missed by all, even those who did not know him personally. Always enjoyed the radio spots.
    From a fellow biker.

  8. So sorry to hear about Glen. We went to St. Michael’s school together. I enjoyed all his posts and pictures on Facebook. Was shocked and saddened to hear he has passed away so suddenly. Prayers are with all the White family during this difficult time.

  9. Our condolences to the White family. So sorry for your loss. Glen was such a Special Friend to many, we will miss him dearly. Keeping you in our Prayers.

  10. Thoughts and prayers to his family & friends. This community lost a great man he had a heart of gold for everyone he met. Ride in heaven with the Angels Glen you will be missed by so many.

  11. We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of our friend, Glen. We express our heartfelt sympathy to his family and special friend, June Kirschner. We pray that God will comfort each and everyone of you!

  12. So sorry for your loss. I had met Glen as we all were going on a ride. He was a very nice man and full of laughter. Please know he was an awesome person and very well loved by all who knew and met him.May god and lots of prayers and faith help you all get through this tragic time. God will prevail. Bless you all.

  13. My good friend, Scott,

    I am so sorry to learn of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Be well.

  14. My sympathy to BARBARA AND PHILIP WHITE WITH THE PASSING OF THEIR SON GLENN. MAY HE REST IN PEACE IN THAT GLORIOUS LAND ABOVE.

  15. Scott – our deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother, Glenn. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire White family during this difficult time. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  16. I knew Glen through my brother Mark Ostlund. Glen was a loyal friend to him over the years. I always enjoyed my talks with him about the Packers, our families, politics, and our Christian Faith. He was so upbeat and humorous and he had that caring side that made him extra special. The last time I saw him he was riding on that Harley that he loved. The family has a lot to be proud of in his memory. I pray for God’s Peace and Comfort for his sons Eric and Kurt,his parents Phil and Barbara, and his brothers and sister, June, and his very many friends. God Bless you all!

  17. We will miss you Glen. I can recall many good times I had with you, Scott and Steve while on the wrestling team at MSHS. May you rest in peace.

  18. oh Glen so sorry the way wasn’t clear !! prayers and hope for peace to your family, will miss you dearly !

  19. Laurie and White Family- So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, son, father- My the memories help you through the difficult days ahead. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. God Bless

  20. We were shocked to hear of the loss of a great community member. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  21. The Luke family extends our deepest sympathy to Scott and the White family. We will keep you in our prayers. Sincerely, Robert

  22. I am so sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. You have my deepest sympathy.

  23. Just found out about Glen. I was on vacation. I first met Glen in eighth grade. We played basketball. Great friend and athlete. I would stop by the store over the years but always missed him. Scott so sorry. Dave A. Balbierz

  24. Glen was a special guy and was loved by many, and like the obit. above said, “He always had a smile for everyone.” We enjoyed many birthday and other occasions with Glen at my brother Mark’s house in Bark River and long conversations!! We are very saddened by his death and will miss him.

  25. So very sorry for the family’s loss. Glenn had a way of always making people smile and will be truly missed in the community. Our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.

  26. Glen was a good friend ,was always there if you needed him, He was a good Family man with strong Christian values.Knew how to enjoy life and share it with others. He will by missed by all who knew him.May he rest in peace in the presence of the Lord

  27. Glen coached my son in basketball at Holy Name. He would often let me meet him at the store and give me son rides so I wouldn’t have to drive all the way into town in the snow. Thank you, Glen. You were so generous in our community. You are irreplaceable. I’m so sorry you had to go.

  28. Dorell and I have fond memories of our many outings with Glen and June. Glen was a great supporter of area sports including Powers NC basketball. Glen showed up plowing us out several times when we first got snowed in after moving in the winter of 2013. He was always looking to help others and will be greatly missed.

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