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Glenn Yarde

June 17, 1930 — September 7, 2011

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau, MT for Tlenn Carl Yarde, age 81, of Choteau, MT who died Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Teton Nursing Home in Choteau, MT from natural causes. Interment of his cremated remains will be in the Choteau Cemetery under the direction of Gorder Jensen Funeral Home.

Glenn Carl Yarde was born June 17, 1930, in Poplar, Montana, to Peter (Sweden) and Malvina (aka "Winnie) (Minnesota) Yarde.

Glenn's early years were spent on the family's Flaxville-area homestead. They then moved to Fort Peck, where his father worked on the construction of the Fort Peck Dam. The family later lived in Lewistown, Harlem and Kalispell in Montana and in Kellogg, Idaho, and Bremerton, Washington.

As a young man, Glenn volunteered for the United States Army and served in the Korean War as a Sergeant in the 424th Field Artillery Battalion, Battery B. After returning from Korea, Glenn made Kalispell his home.

It was in Kalispell where he met Mildred Ann "Mickey" Taus. They were married in 1955 and lived in Kalispell until moving to Great Falls in 1958. In Great Falls, Glenn earned his electrician's license and worked as an electrician in the Great Falls area for local contractors until the late 1960's, including working on the construction of several area missile sites and the Deaconess hospital.

Glenn then became an electrical inspector for the State of Montana, a position he held until his retirement. During that time, Glenn earned his master electrician's license. Glenn and his family moved from Great Falls to Cascade in 1965 and then settled in Choteau in 1972.

Glenn enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards, watching football and spending time with his family. He and his family also enjoyed camping during his children's youth, pulling the family camp trailer on many weekends outings as well as on several out-of-state vacation trips. After retirement, Glenn and Mickey traveled to numerous states as well as to Canada and Mexico.

Glenn was recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for 50 years of membership. During some of his years as an electrical inspector, Glenn served as the Chairman of the Montana Chapter of the International Association fo Electrical Inspectors. Glenn was a proud Army veteran and was a long-time member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Glenn is survived by his wife Mildred of Choteau, son J.C. of Billings, daughter Diane Graf of Choteau and grandchildren Thomas and Amber Graf of Choteau.

Memorials are suggested to the Teton Nursing Home or the Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau, MT.
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