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Glenn Unke

October 18, 1929 — August 24, 2016

Rev. Glenn Herbert Unke, age 86, formerly of Manitowoc, passed away Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Morningside Health Center in Sheboygan. He was born October 18, 1929, in Milwaukee, son of the late Herbert and Emma (Winter) Unke.
Glenn Unke was united in marriage to Miriam Pieper on July 3, 1955, at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Glenn became a WELS pastor and served churches in Wabeno and Oshkosh, WI. From 1969 through 2006, Pastor Unke served Immanuel Lutheran in Manitowoc. He also served on the Board of Control for Manitowoc Lutheran High School.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents and the love of his life, Miriam (Mitzi).
Surviving Glenn are his three sons: Timothy A. (Laura) Unke of Lake Forest, California; James M.(Lori) Unke of New Ulm, MN; and Pastor Thomas G. (Jackie) Unke of Las Vegas, NV. Glenn also has two daughters: Cynthia R.(Timothy) Lindloff of Manitowoc and Julie B. (Scott) Schmudlach of New Ulm, MN. Glenn also has one sister-in-law: Eleanor Jeske.
Glenn, affectionately known as Papa, was blessed with 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren: Sarah (Colby), Andrew, Samuel and Anna Unke; Daniel (Leah) ,Angela (Brian) Schmidt, and Jacob (Jenna) Unke; Katie (Seth) Radue; Benjamin (Jenna), Joseph, and Maggie Schmudlach; Jonathan, Zachary, Emily, and Maria Unke. Great-grandchildren: Haley, Olivia, Sophie Schmidt; Cara, Mallory, Jamison, and Avery Unke; Eliza and Charlie Radue; Sawyer Schmudlach.
Glenn Unke presided over hundreds of funerals in his 50 years as a pastor, proclaiming the promise of the Lord Jesus that all who believe in the Savior will have eternal life. Now he, too, wears the crown of LIFE.
Glenn's family would like to thank the entire staff at Morningside Health for their patient care over the years. A special thank you to Pastor Keith Haag and Pastor Henry Koch for faithfully visiting Glenn in his later years.
A funeral service will be conducted for Glenn on Sunday Sepember 4, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 916 Pine Street, Manitowoc. Pastor Daniel Sims will officiate. A gathering will be held on Sunday at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established to the Pastor Glenn H. Unke Scholarship Fund at Immanuel Lutheran in his name.

Visitation
Sunday, September 4, 2016
2:00 PM 9/4/2016 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 9/4/2016 4:00:00 PM
Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

916 Pine Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church
916 Pine Street Manitowoc 54220 WI
United States
Service
Sunday, September 4, 2016
4:00 PM 9/4/2016 4:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 9/4/2016 5:00:00 PM
Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church

916 Pine Street
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church
916 Pine Street Manitowoc 54220 WI
United States
Location

St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

Corner of Playbird & St Hwy 32
Sheboygan Falls, WI 53083

Corner of Playbird & St Hwy 32 Sheboygan Falls 53083 WI
United States
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