Glen Leemar LaFollette, 89, Wabash, passed away at 3:07 a.m. Monday, March 15, 2021, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.
Glen was born in Wabash March 30, 1931. He lived a full and active life until his demise just short of his 90th birthday. Glen was the son of Clarence Sylvester LaFollette and Florence Lucille Wells.
Glen was a 1950 graduate of Wabash High School. He married Barbara Ann Cattin Aug. 25, 1951. Glen served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He then spent 30 plus years at the Ford Engineering Facility in Dearborn, Mich.
Glen’s love of anything mechanical, especially motorcycles, led him to racing professionally and setting land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. He was also a member of the Wabash Cannonball Motorcycle Club.
Glen is survived by his wife of 70 years, Barbara; three sons, Charles Lee (Loraine) LaFollette, of Dearborn, Mich.; David Eugene (Marlene) LaFollette, of Pinckney, Mich.; and Michael Glen LaFollette, of Lincoln Park, Mich.; two daughters, Dolores Ann (Richard) Meade, of Tuchamseh, Mich.; and Mary Jo Heebsh, of Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Robert Eugene (Hannelore) LaFollette, of Garden City, Mich.; Wayne Burnell LaFollette, of Plymouth; and Ralph (Anita) LaFollette, of Florida; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one grandchild.
Per Glen’s request, there will be no public services.
A private graveside service for family will be held at Falls Cemetery in Wabash.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, IN 46992.
McDonald Funeral Homes, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, IN 46992, have been entrusted with the arrangements of Glen L. LaFollette.