Glenn Merle Hauenstein

Glenn Hauenstein
Glenn Merle Hauenstein

Glenn Merle Hauenstein was born on February 21, 1931 in Mount Vernon, Wash. He was the fifth of six sons born to Pearl and Marion Hauenstein.

The family farm required lots of work from all the boys, and they were instilled with a strong work ethic. At various times, they milked cows; had turkeys and chickens, and raised alfalfa and corn. Glenn went to Baker Heights School located across the road from the farm; then to Clear Lake. He participated in boxing while at Sedro Woolley High School. Glenn graduated from Washington State University in 1953 with a BS in Poultry Science. Later he worked as a field service man for grain companies and had a turkey farm. In the mid 1960s, Glenn got his teaching certification from Western Washington University. He taught math and science classes in the Oroville School District for 31 years, as well as, advising the Science Club and teaching driver’s ed to many students and local citizens. He retired in 1996.

Glenn met his future wife, Glenna Jacob, in McMinnville, Ore. in 1951. They married Aug. 10, 1952, and were best friends for 62 years. They always tried to help each other with work and projects. Glenn enjoyed bowling and curling when first in Oroville. Later, he was active with the Kiwanis Club, and served as President for a number of years. Glenn enjoyed working with his hands. He volunteered at the Oroville Depot Museum and United Methodist Church making repairs. He spent many hours remodeling and expanding the family home.

Glenn died October 30, 2014 after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, Glenna, his four children, Roger, Marjory (Brandon), Philip and Susan; and six grandchildren, Scott (his wife, Tairra), Eric, Ashley, Kelsey, Shawn and Alexander.

Private graveside services were held at the Oroville Cemetery on Tuesday, November 4. A private celebration of Glenn’s life will be held at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Oroville Scholarship Foundation.