Long time Choteau resident Glen Yeager. age 90, entered into rest on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the Teton Nursing Home in Choteau, MT from natural causes. Glen was born of Charles and Anna Yeager in Conrad on April 7, 1921; the third of five children. He graduated from Conrad High School and proudly entered into the service of his country, joining the United States Army, serving in the Pacific Theatre. Glen was among the first Americans on site in Hiroshima, Japan. Upon returning to the States, Glen married his sweetheart, Marcy Kincaid, also of Conrad, in 1946. The newlyweds moved to Choteau in 1947 and Glen began to farm at the familiar homestead just south of town. Glen was very civic minded, was a long time member of the ASCS Board, was a volunteer fireman, a member of the Odd Fellows, a member of the American Legion and served proudly as a Boy Scout Leader.
Glen was always generous with his time; willing to help a neighbor. He was a real "rock hound", making countless gifts of Montana agate shaped expertly by his talented hands. He enjoyed his routines: his daily trek to the farm, reading his newspaper and, of course, listening to the grain reports. He was a disciplined man, who kept at a thing until it was completed; a legacy his children and theirs have benefited from.
He is now reunited in Glory with his wife, Marcy, his parents; brother, Jim and sister, Grace.
He is survived by his brother, Charles and sister, Ethel, both of Conrad and his three children: Judy (Bob) Thornton of Whitefish, MT; Gerald (Colette) Yeager and Greg (Kim) Yeager, both of Choteau, MT; eight grandchildren: Doug, Jennifer, Scott, Brant, Danny, Josh, Dusty and Jeff and 13 great grandchildren: Riley, Emiley, Logan, Wyatt, Mallory, Cooper, Morgan, Ridge, Dax, Maddix, Daisy, Molly and Moxie.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at the Choteau United Methodist Church with Rev. Bob Thornton and Rev. Sandy Storment officiating. Military rites will be held at the church following services. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Gorder Jensen Funeral Home of Choteau.
Memorials are suggested to the Teton Nursing Home or the charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be left at the funeral home website: www.gorderjensenfuneralhome.com