Obituaries

Glenn R. Miner

October 21, 1942 - January 8, 2020

Glenn R. Miner, 77, of Batavia passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at his home.  He was born October 21, 1942 in Aurora, IL the son of Wilber and Elna (Johnson) Miner.  Glenn was united in marriage to DeAnna Lynn Williams April 4, 1970 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Batavia. 

Glenn was raised in Batavia and graduated from Batavia High School Class of 1960.  He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict with the First Air Calvary Division.  Following his service time, he completed his degree at Eastern Illinois University.  Glenn had a successful career as a salesman in the industrial pump industry.  Glenn’s roots were firmly planted in Batavia and has been important part of contributing to the lifestyle of Batavia.  Glenn is a thirty plus year member of the Batavia Lions Club who had served at all board positions.  With the Batavia Lions club Glenn quietly worked in the background at an endless number of pancake breakfast fund raisers.  He also served on the board with the Batavia Historical Society as their Historian.  Glenn will mostly be remembered as a wonderful, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who had an infectious smile, a wonderful sense of humor, his love for the Batavia Community, and a guy who would just get it done. 

Glenn is survived by his loving wife DeAnna Miner; four children Kathryn (Don) Campbell, Corbet (Audrey) Miner, John (Melissa) Miner and Kit (Alison) Miner; seven grandchildren, Solomon, Phoenix, Alexis, Adriana, Scarlett, Stella and Vita; a sister Susan (Pat) Carney; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his sister Cindy Nelson. 

Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL. 

Memorial services will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 17, 2020 at Bethany Lutheran Church 8 South Lincoln Street Batavia, IL. 

Memorial contributions may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church 8 South Lincoln Street Batavia, IL 60510 or the Batavia Historical Society 155 Houston Street Batavia, IL 60510 or http://www.bataviahistoricalsociety.org/

Guest Book

  • Suzanne Apgar I did not know Glenn, but was a friend and classmate of his sister, Susan. His wife, DeAnna, was my youngest son's art teacher in District 204. I am so saddened by the news of his passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
  • Brian Billing Glenn was simply the BEST neighbor you could have ever imagine and I am a better man for having had the privilege to call him my friend. Godspeed Glenn
  • Bill & Char Miller Raised our childen in Batavia and socialized with the Miners and their friends. Glenn always had a smiling face and loved to tell his stories. We will miss Glenn.
  • Douglas Nepstad a bird may fly away but we still remember its song!!! With heartfelt Sympathy Doug and Brigitte Nepstad
  • Jackie Dempsey Adams Ah, Glenn, may you rest in peace. I remember you so well from our time at BHS. Sending condolences to your family.
  • Mike Egan It was an honor to serve with Glenn in Vietnam. I'm blessed to have spent time with him last year reminiscing about old times. Sad to hear of this loss, but good to know heaven has gained a special angel.