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Glenn Ernest Huntley, 62, beloved husband, father, and grandfather, of Lake Leelanau, passed away on Friday, June 2, 2017 surrounded by family and friends.
Glenn was born in Coldwater, to Charles and W. Jewel Huntley. Glenn was a registered nurse and an employee of the State of Michigan for over 30 years, working at State Hospitals in both Coldwater and Kalamazoo. In Kalamazoo, at the State Hospital, he met his future wife and in 1996, he married his wife of 21 years, Gloria (Flees) Huntley. A few years prior to retirement in 2013, Glenn and Gloria settled into Gloria's grandparents, the Flees' home in Lake Leelanau, close to family and friends.
Glenn was not fully retired for long when he began working at Northport Highlands in Northport. Glenn was always active in sports, coaching as well as umpiring baseball and softball with his children. Glenn also enjoyed working on several different officiating and refereeing crews during all athletic seasons both in Kalamazoo as well as in Leelanau County.
Glenn was an avid baseball fan!! He enjoyed Detroit Tigers games both traveling to spring training in Florida as well as regular season games in Detroit with Gloria. Glenn was an avid Wolverine fan, he could often be found in his Michigan room; a room dedicated to all of his Michigan memorabilia that he had collected over the years. This Michigan room was his office, as well as his oasis to watch his Michigan teams play in the evenings. Glenn also enjoyed golfing with friends and riding his motorcycle around town. Glenn could often be seen riding his bicycle or his motorcycle around Suttons Bay or back and forth to work at the Highlands in Northport.
Glenn enjoyed his home improvement projects that he and Gloria would plan and undertake together to continue to make their home more special to them. They could also be found working on projects for their families. Glenn and Gloria enjoyed spending time with Lavern and the late Marion Flees, as well as their other family members.
When Glenn wasn't working or playing outdoors he could be found enjoying a Euchre tournament with friends. In the evenings, Glenn would enjoy his quiet time watching the Game Show Network or a James Bond movie marathon. Glenn was a kind and generous soul who was always willing to help friends and neighbors with yard work or household tasks. Glenn was a long-time member of the Coldwater Chapter of the Freemason's.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Gloria Huntley; daughters, Heidi (Scott) Gottleber, of Grand Ledge, Gretchen (Alicia) Cowan, of Palm Coast, Florida; brothers, David (Joan) Huntley, of Coldwater, Charles Huntley, of Westland; three grandchildren, Emma, Samuel, and Easton Gottleber; as well as several nieces, nephews, and many extended family members.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and W. Jewel Huntley, of Coldwater; brother, Robert Huntley, of Coldwater; and mother-in-law, Marion Flees, of Lake Leelanau.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9 at the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay. A celebration of life will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 with the family greeting friends at 2 p.m. also at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorials may be directed to Northport Highlands, 215 S. High Street, Northport, MI 49670 and/or Northern Sports Officials Association, 945 E. Eighth St., Traverse City, MI 49670; www.nsoa.org.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the Huntley family at www.martinson.info.
Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Leelanau.
Published on June 6, 2017
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