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Glenn Carl Whitford

November 3, 1931 — September 27, 2023

St. Johns


        Glenn Carl Whitford, age 91, farmer and life-long St. Johns resident, passed away September 27, 2023 at Sparrow Hospital, Lansing.

        Glenn was born November 3, 1931, to the late Carl and Eleanor (Rademacher) Whitford.  He graduated from Rodney B Wilson High School in 1949, and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, mostly stationed in remote bases in Japan.

     Glenn and Lois enjoyed taking many driving trips around the country with their fifth wheel camper especially to the air show in Osh Kosh, WI, snowmobiling and vacationing at their cottage at Houghton Lake and spending time during winters in Florida.

     He is survived by his wife of 71 years Lois Whitford and children: Rick (Marilyn) Whitford of St Johns, MI, Liane (Lial) Knight of Marshall, WI, Mary (Al Dewey) Prowant of St Johns, MI, Paula (Bill) Curtis of Richland, MI, and Michelle (Berry) Roll of St Johns, MI; who will miss his quiet, unwavering love and support and good-natured sense of humor and easy laugh; also survived by grandchildren: Alison Swain, Kelly Lange, Jamie West, Britney Roll, Gavin Knight, Christin Ankney, Ryan Curtis, Alvin Dewey, Jeremiah Dewey, Becky Gott, Emily Dewey, Shannon Swanson, and Olivia Dewey; 27 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren; and special kitty Cali. He is also survived by sister-in-law Dorothy Scharnweber, brother-in-law Merritt Scharnweber, and brother-in- law Richard Smith, and many nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by his parents, infant daughter, brothers: Gerald and Jack Whitford, sister Janet Smith, and sister-in-law Joan Rennells.

     Special thanks to wonderful caregivers Erin Csapos, Karla Bradley, Lyla Zell, Tina Sawdy, Stacey Johnstone and Candace Cramer.

     A service for the family will be held at a later date. The family requests memorial gifts in Glenn’s name are made to the Capital Area Humane Society. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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