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Glen Dodge

Glen L. Dodge, of August passed away on Friday, July 9, 2021 at the age of 77. Glen was born on November 1, 1943 in Battle Creek, MI. He was the son of Hollis and Agnes (Biggs) Dodge. Glen went through Galesburg-Augusta Schools and graduated from Galesburg-Augusta High School with the Class of 1961. For work he owned Glen's Pens in which he hand-crafted fine writing instruments. Prior to that he worked for nine years as a truck driver for B&B Trucking for the postal service, and spent time in sales with sporting equipment and for Nextel. He was eclectic and his hobbies included hunting and fishing and a variety of craft including calligraphy. At one point Glen served on the Galesburg-Augusta School Board; and cared about the community. His family will remember him as strong-willed, life of the party, master storyteller, eloquent, excellent father, and a person where you always knew where you stood with him. Glen is survived by his two sons: Hunter (Melinda Frantz-Dodge) Dodge, of East Leroy; Travis (Jennifer) Dodge, of Kalamazoo; three grandchildren: Kiersten, Autumn and Cole; one great grandson: Morgan; brother: Greg (Wendy) Dodge, of VA and brother-in-law: John Bell, Jr. He is preceded in death by his parents: Hollis and Anges Dodge; and his sister: Susan Bell. Glen has been cremated and no services are scheduled at this time. Please take time while on www.avinkcremation.com to sign Glen’s guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. The Dodge family is being cared for by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 5975 Lovers Lane, Portage, MI 49002 (269) 344-5600.

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I worked with Glen for 5 years at B&B. He always was talkative and loved going to breakfast with other drivers. One thing I will always remember him for, was how he left on his mail route for Marshall and I was the second truck behind him. He would always call me if there was an accident ahead or poor weather. My condolences to the Dodge Family. -David Pabis

David Pabis Aug 22 2021 11:09 PM

I remember Glen being at Rainbow Lake with all of us. He was always very thoughtful and kind, he always joined in with our BIG FAMILY ! REST IN PARADISE GLEN

Jody Delo Jul 15 2021 10:20 PM

In the year's Glen and I spent together one of my most memorable times was when we were in Fort Worth Texas at Billy Bob's with friends and danced the night away.

Jeanne Green Jul 15 2021 2:38 PM

Sorry for your loss. I have a ton of memories of your Dad from as far back as I can remember.

Troy barker Jul 14 2021 10:25 PM

Travis, im sorry for your loss. Only met your father the two times that we came over and fired rifles down the river behind your house. Your father was a really nice guy. A little bit I knew him first impressions are lasting impressions and I really like the guy. I'm glad he taught you guys to hunt and fish and all the things that are real father should do. About 2 weeks ago I went to clean JD Burns grave. I don't think I've seen you since JD's funeral. That's over 20 years. Take care. I see that you're a married man a family man now it's a good thing. Y'all have a great rest of your life. So long.

Edward Newhouse Jul 14 2021 9:24 PM

Hunter & Travis, I'm sorry to hear about your dad passing, I worked with him at the post office he was always a great guy, I drive by his house everyday on my route I honk at him when he is outside, rest in peace Rooster

Brian Simonds Jul 14 2021 11:13 AM

Glen was always the kindest man. He made me feel so welcome from the second I met him, and he gave amazing bear hugs! I'm thankful he is no longer suffering and that God now can listen closer to all of his stories. Carpe diem! Wendy Tackett

Wendy Tackett Jul 14 2021 10:49 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Dodge family at this time of sorrow and remembering. Charlie Broberg

Charles Broberg Jul 14 2021 8:27 AM

Hunter, what i remember most about your father was that he was always in a good mood upbeat, positive, loved life He lived every day to its fullest Rex

Rex Jul 14 2021 7:13 AM

Glen Love You Always. YBG Prayers to the family.

Jeanne Green Jul 13 2021 7:27 PM