He was born April 5, 1933, in Nappanee to George M. and Dorothy Selna (Hardy) Reed. Glen was a lifetime resident of Nappanee and a 1951 graduate of Nappanee High School.
On Dec. 25, 1951, he married Julia Anne Rensberger at the home of her parents, Wilbur and Mary Rensberger. They were married by Rev. Sam Longnecker, pastor of Nappanee Church of the Brethren.
Glen was the former owner of Glenn’s Gulf Service Station in Nappanee. He later worked at Pletcher Furniture Warehouse and GCI, both in Nappanee. He had served for 27 years with the Smokey Stover Fire Department and was former chief.
Glen was a member of the Nappanee Church of the Brethren, where he served on many committees. He enjoyed golfing, mushroom hunting, and spending time traveling to enjoy his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife: Julia Anne Reed; daughters: Rita (Michael) Polston, Lake Wales, Fla.; Cheryl (Francisco) Matos, Windsor, Conn.; sons: G. Steven (Yvonne) Reed and Wayne C. Reed, both of Nappanee; William Franklin (Edie) Reed, Haines City, Fla; grandchildren: Dawn (Allan) Cooper, Andrea (Chris) Groves, Stephanie Reed, Lindsay (Allan Ferrell) Reed, Lea Ann (Jeremy) Mast, Leslie (Aaron) Jubrey, Ian (Nicole) Reed, Sarah (Jonathan) Kehayias, Andrew Matos; 12 great-grandchildren; sisters: Lucille Matz and Linda (Allan) Corwin, both of Wakarusa, Ind.; brothers: Lewis “Bill” (Vivian) Reed, Elkhart, Ind.; George J. Reed, Mentone, Ind.; and stepsister: Dora Gosbin, Crumstown, Ind.
He was preceded in death by sisters: Cora Truex and Glennis Reed; stepsisters: Maxine Ryman and Betty Miller; and a stepbrother: Charles Gaut.
Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for 1 hour prior to the funeral service, which will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, at Nappanee Church of the Brethren. Rev. Byrl Shaver will officiate and burial will be in Hepton Union Cemetery.
The family requests In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to the Nappanee Fire Department or Nappanee Church of the Brethren.