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Glennis A. Anfinson -- Wanamingo

July 21, 2018 GMT

Glennis A. Anfinson, age 86, of Wanamingo, died on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at The Gardens in Cannon Falls.

Funeral service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Aspelund, with Pastor Gideon Johnson officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, July 23, at the Mahn Family Funeral Home — Larson Chapel in Zumbrota and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

Glennis Arlen Anfinson was born on July 6, 1932, in Zumbrota Township, Goodhue County, to Arthur and Isabel (Lerfald) Anfinson. He grew up on the farm, attended country school and graduated from Kenyon High School in 1950.

Glennis started farming with his father. He served in the U.S. Army from Oct. 15, 1954, to Sept. 27, 1956. After his discharge, he resumed farming with his father. On June 13, 1959, he married Charlene Fredrickson at Minneola Lutheran Church. Glennis continued farming with his father and in 1970, Glennis purchased his father’s farm. In 1986, they sold the farm to their son, Brian. Glennis started working at Foldcraft in Kenyon and worked there until 2000.

Glennis was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church — Aspelund, serving as Treasurer for more than 20 years, and a member of the Wanamingo Veterans Honor Guard. He enjoyed bowling, cheering for Minnesota sports teams, attending his family’s sporting events and spending time with family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Glennis is survived by his wife, Charlene; children, Pam (Greg) Hoffman, Brian (Shayla) Anfinson, Mark (LeeAnn) Anfinson and Tricia (Chris) Smedsrud; grandchildren, Tyler, Jacob and Lukas Hoffman, Justin (Stephanie), Andrew (Chelsey), Brady and Madeline Anfinson, Makayla Anfinson, Marisa and Abby Smedsrud; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Drew Anfinson; stepgrandchildren, Jeryln (Ryan) Vick and Charlene (Sam) Swanland; stepgreat-grandchildren, Hunter Vick, James, Isaac, Everly and Lucy Swanland; sister-in-law, Janet Anfinson; nephews, Herb Anfinson, David Underdahl, Kevin (Julie) Underdahl; and nieces, Ingeborg Anfinson, Susan (Gerald) Ayers and Karen (Craig) Kunde.

Glennis was preceded in death by parents, Arthur and Isabel; brother, Duane Anfinson; and sister and her husband, Shirley (Luvern) Underdahl.

Memorials suggested to donor’s choice.