Glen W. Hoese, of Niles

June 14, 1931 — July 23, 2020

Glen W. Hoese Jr., 89, of Niles, born June 14, 1931, to Glen and Myrtle Hoese, in Shelby County, Illinois. He left this earth for a better place on July 23, 2020. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Walter, Donald; and a sister, Carol. Brothers Virgil, Robert and Herschel live in Niles.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Barbara; daughter, Brenda Hoese; sons, Rodger (Deb) and Kenneth (Judy), all of Niles; six grandchildren, Myshell (Dan), Barbara Miller, of Texas, Brian (Jen) Hoese, Gregory (Breann) Hoese, Andrea Hoese, Rachel Hoese; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Robert Hoese, Virgil Hoese and Herschel (Helen) Hoese; along with a host of nieces, nephews and extended family.

He loved and enjoyed family and friends and has entertained many with his silly jokes and stories. Glen loved to follow his sons in sports from FOP to Niles High School football — never missed a game. Hunting was another passion which he shared with his sons, daughter, grandsons and granddaughter. He was always answering the call to another season of hunting game, which didn’t officially open for him until he tripped and fell in the woods. Fishing was always an adventure when going out with him. He would forget the fishing poles, bait and at times the boat would run out of gas. It was all part of fishing with him. 

Glen was known to many as, Glennard, The Reverend, Dad, Gramps, Toots, Pops or Mr. Hoese, among a few.

Mostly he loved the Lord. He loved to minister to those in need. Glen was a friend to all people, he was a person who would do without for himself to help others. His kindness shall be rewarded in heaven. 

A private graveside service will be for the family at Memorial Gardens in Niles.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Caring Circle or Brian Parker Foundation.

Condolences, photos, and memories may be left for the family at BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, of Niles.

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