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Glen W. Braden

June 22, 1928 — October 27, 2020

Glen W. Braden, age 92, of Galesburg, Illinois died on October 27, 2020 at 9:50 A.M. at Marigold Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Glen was born on June 22, 1928 in Kewanee, Illinois the son of Avery and Rita (Worley) Braden. He married Shirley F. Lee on June 11, 1948 in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was reared and educated in Kewanee, Illinois. Surviving are his wife, Shirley F. Braden of Galesburg, Illinois; a daughter Sue (Steve) Peterson, Knoxville, Illinois; five grandchildren: Amber (Marc) Muscarello of Missouri City, Texas, Allison (Steve) Whitcher of Silvis, Illinois, Abby (Matt) Wiles of Galesburg, Illinois, Eric (Erica) Peterson of Omaha, Nebraska, Molly (Matt) Maaske of Knoxville, Illinois; fifteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Ellen; four brothers, Gerry, Danny, Walter and Dean; and one son, Glen W. “Bill” Braden Jr. He worked for the former Ross Shaver & Typewriter of Galesburg, Illinois and he owned and operated the former Braden Office Equipment in Galesburg, Illinois. He enlisted in the United States Army and served from May 4, 1948 until May 3, 1952 as a machinist, during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene of Galesburg, Illinois. He enjoyed camping, fishing, boating and being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a CUBS and Bears fan. He enjoyed visiting Washington, D.C. with the Quad Cities Honor Flight in 2016. Private graveside services will be held. Internment will be in the East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Rescue Mission or the Galesburg First Church of the Nazarene. On-line condolences or expressions of sympathy may be made through To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Glen W. Braden please visit our Sympathy Store.
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