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Glenn Ellsworth Duncan

March 28, 1917 — November 14, 2011

CELEBRANT
Fr. Joe Forcelle
Fr. Gerald Thury
ALTAR SERVERS
Lincoln Stoebner
Duncan Stoebner
Kendyl Kreber
MUSIC
Pianist ~ Lisa Stoebner
Vocalists ~
Amber Groh
Hillary Stern
Kaitlyn Stern
CASKETBEARERS
Paul Kreber
Mark Stoebner
Tricia Amen
Tom Kreber
Greg Stoebner
Jane Elle
Drew Duncan
Amber Groh
Kelsey Clark
Hillary Stern
Kaitlyn Stern
HONORARY CASKETBEARERS
Bill Radack 
Tyndall & Bon Homme High School Former Wrestlers
Glenn Ellsworth Duncan was born on March 28, 1917 in Cheyenne County, Kansas. He was the sixth of ten children born to Edward E. and Lettie E. (Spears) Duncan. Glenn attended school and graduated from Cheyenne County High School in 1935. Glenn attended Kansas State University from which he graduated with a degree in Veterinary Medicine in 1941.
World War II found Glenn in South Dakota testing cattle for the United States Government.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army attaining the rank of Major. Upon his discharge from the Army, Glenn established his veterinary practice in Tyndall, South Dakota where he practiced for over 35 years.  He married Kathryn Sully of Gregory, South Dakota in 1942 in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Glenn and his brothers participated in wrestling while in high school and Glenn followed his brothers, Clifford and Dale, as standout wrestlers at Kansas State University. He was named one of the 40 top athletes in Kansas State University history. This love for the sport of wrestling was a large part of Glenn’s life and he was instrumental in the birth of the wrestling program at Tyndall High School and also assisted several other southeastern South Dakota communities start their programs. Some of his fondest memories were working with the wrestling team and watching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in sports. Glenn was named to the South Dakota Wrestling Hall of Fame and was recognized by the South Dakota High School Coaches Association and the National High School Coaches Association with a Distinguished Service Award for his work in establishing high school wrestling in South Dakota.
Glenn served his community as mayor and on the Bon Homme School District School Board.  He was a member of St. Leo’s Catholic Church Knights of Columbus.    He was president of both the South Dakota State Veterinary Association and the South Dakota Board of Veterinary Examiners. In 1967, he was recognized as the South Dakota State Veterinarian of the Year. He passed away on Monday, November 14, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Society of Tyndall surrounded by his family.
He was the proud parents of twins Marjorie (James) Stoebner and Mary (Edward) Kreber, both of Tyndall; son Dennis (Marie) Duncan of Parker; and daughter Kelly Duncan (Lee Clark) of Vermillion. Grandchildren thankful for having had Glenn in their lives include Paul, Mark, Tricia, Tom, Greg, Jane, Drew, Amber, Kelsey, Hillary and Kaitlyn.  He was a great-grandfather to 19.  Glenn joins his beloved Kathryn, who passed away February 4, 2008 and seven siblings.
Memorials may be directed to either the Glenn and Kathryn Duncan Scholarship Fund, which benefits a Bon Homme High School wrestler, or the Duncan Scholarship at the University of South Dakota. 
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

5:00 - 7:30pm (Central time)

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1806 Laurel St, Tyndall, SD 57066

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Starts at 9:30am (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home - Tyndall

1806 Laurel St, Tyndall, SD 57066

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