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Glenn J. Wentz Obituary


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“Glenn was one of those "one of a kind" guys". We will miss him greatly. Heaven will not be the same with my Dad and him on duty! They were always a...Read More »
1 of 35 | Posted by: Tom Miller & Family - Mansfield, OH

“To Lisa and Jim, we just learned of your dad's passing.We offer our deepest sympathy. Glen was a good friend to us and to my mother Lana.We have many...Read More »
2 of 35 | Posted by: luena brown - mansfield, , OH

“Lisa and Jimmy, I am sorry for you loss, your dad was very special to me in a difficult time in my life. God Bless, Tami ”
3 of 35 | Posted by: Tami Brown - Wooster, OH - friend

“I worked with Glenn , he was a special person with a BIG heart ! My thoughts and prayers go out to the family , so sorry for your loss . ”
4 of 35 | Posted by: Kimmy - mansfield, OH - friend

“My sincere sympathy goes out to Glenn's family. May God give you peace, love and strength during this time of loss. My husband and myself worked at...Read More »
5 of 35 | Posted by: Nancy Burkett - Plymouth, OH

“Lisa, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He will live on in all the memories you and your family have. Treasure these and he will remain...Read More »
6 of 35 | Posted by: Debbi Watkins - Shelby, OH

“Jean, Lisa, & Jim and extended family, I am deeply sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers...Read More »
7 of 35 | Posted by: Mindy Utz - Shelby, OH

“Glenn will be missed by all that knew him !! He could make us laugh anytime we seen him ! What a great person !! Will miss him always ! So sorry for...Read More »
8 of 35 | Posted by: Steven & DaWanna Poffenbaugh - OH

“Glenn will be so missed. He always made me laugh at work. (Rcso) my condolences go out to the entire family. You all are in my prayers. ”
9 of 35 | Posted by: melissa lapeer - mansfield , OH

“sorry for your loss jean, havent seen you in years, i am thinkin of u ,keeping u in my prayers. cherie[brook] mcgraw ”
10 of 35 | Posted by: cherie mcgraw - Mansfield, OH

“To Glenn's surviving family so sorry for your loss. He's in a better place now and pain free in Glory. Gosh, Glenn and I go back to grade school in...Read More »
11 of 35 | Posted by: Robert Cassity - Mansfield, OH

“My sincere condolences to Glenn's family. No words can express or lighten the pain of your loss, but his pain is now over. ”
12 of 35 | Posted by: Patricia Foreman Weaver - OH

“Glenn was a funny and loving person. He was so easy to work with. We became friends when he would come and eat in my kitchen. He liked my southern...Read More »
13 of 35 | Posted by: Brenda Cooper - Mansfield, OH

“(Lee & Becky) Glen was a great man and an excellent neighbor. I will surely miss him stopping along the road and giving me some kind of grief. It...Read More »
14 of 35 | Posted by: Lee & Becky Wilkins - Shelby, OH

“TO THE WENTZ FAMILY, I AM VERY SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT GLENN. AS I AM TYPING THIS I THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE CALLS I WENT TO WITH GLENN, NO MATTER WHAT...Read More »
15 of 35 | Posted by: steve schivinski - mansfield, OH

“Jean and Addy, Glenn was a great man....will never forget all the memories with him at Trinity Shining Lights Preschool. He will be missed! Please...Read More »
16 of 35 | Posted by: Abbie and Mollie Eith - Shelby, OH

“To Glenn's family, I was saddened to hear of Glenn's passing. I enjoyed the times we would see each other for a short visit. Glenn was one of...Read More »
17 of 35 | Posted by: John Magers - Shelby, OH

“I am so honored that I got to meet and know Glen through my dad Terry Tolliver....he was such a fun person to be around and always had a smile on his...Read More »
18 of 35 | Posted by: Rachel Tolliver-Patton - OH

“Dear Jean and Family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear husband, and Father. Glenn will missed by all those who knew and loved him....Read More »
19 of 35 | Posted by: Joyce Shetler & Family - Shelby, OH

“Sarge.. I will miss your sarcasim and jokes. You were a wonderful and special person to my family.You all had such wonderful times together. I am...Read More »
20 of 35 | Posted by: Missie Harperink (Woessner) - OH

“I will surely miss you Glenn.He helped me several times while you were on patrol.May God Bless your family. ”
21 of 35 | Posted by: Tammy Botello - Shelby, OH

“sgt.wentz aiways took time to say hello to me and was very quick to respond with a joke and try to bring a laugh into my day! he will be missed and...Read More »
22 of 35 | Posted by: keith witzky - mansfield, OH

“Jean and family...we are sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you in the days ahead. ”
23 of 35 | Posted by: Kevin & Jari Amburgey - Shelby, OH

“MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY HE WAS A SWEET GUY HE WILL BE MISSED IN SHILOH GOD BLESS MRS. JENNY VERBURG ...Read More »
24 of 35 | Posted by: JENNY VERBURG - SHILOH, OH

“Thoughts n Prayers to your family in the days ahead. God Bless! ”
25 of 35 | Posted by: Lori Cuppy Crichton - OH - Friend

“I am sorry to learn of your loss. I have fond memories of our teenage years in Shelby. ”
26 of 35 | Posted by: Sam Wentz - Endwell, NY

“SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR LOSS, GLENN WAS A GREAT GUY, REMEMBER ALL THE GOOD TIMES, HE MAY BE GONE, BUT HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. ”
27 of 35 | Posted by: JERRY MONTGOMERY - SHELBY, OH

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Glenn. He was a very good man and served our community well. He is in the arms of our Lord and suffers no...Read More »
28 of 35 | Posted by: Howard & Marlene Cuppy - Shiloh, OH

“May the peace of Christ fill your hearts in the loss of your loved one. Glenn was quite a character and he always made me laugh! Miss you, Glenn!...Read More »
29 of 35 | Posted by: Daphne - Mansfield, OH

“To Lisa and Jimmy and Wentz family; You have my deepest Sympathy in the loss of Glen, what a great man he was, he sure protected us as a great server...Read More »
30 of 35 | Posted by: Pam Saunders (Rinehart) - IN

“Glenn you will be missed by us ”
31 of 35 | Posted by: Danny and Lisa rogers - mansfield

“We will miss you, Glenn. It was an honor for us both to serve as deputies with you. Our thoughts and prayers wit your family. ”
32 of 35 | Posted by: Ed and Jane aernsberger - Shelby

“Jim, Tammy and Cole...you all have our sincere sympathies. He is at peace now and another shining star has taken its place in the sky. ”
33 of 35 | Posted by: Faith..Ian..Carson Abbott and Jill and Emily Eidt - OH

“Going to miss your witty remarks and sarcasm that always kept us on our toes, love and miss you Uncle Glenn ”
34 of 35 | Posted by: Sarah Ebersole - Shelby, OH

“I will miss your hugs and talking to you! Love you so much! ”
35 of 35 | Posted by: Lisa Wentz-Steiner - Columbus, OH


Glenn J. Wentz, age 71, resident of Ganges died Friday, November 30, 2012 at his home following an extended illness.

Born September 19, 1941 in Shelby to the late Donald and Jane (Edwards) Wentz he had been an area resident most of his life. A 1959 graduate of Shelby High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving in the Mediterranean from 1960 to 1964.

Glenn was employed with the Shelby Mutual Insurance Company, Greensboro, North Carolina then transferred to the home office in Shelby, Ohio. He was self-employed with Wentz Builder's then in 1983 worked with the Richland County Sheriff's Office as a Sergeant until his retirement in 2008.

He was an Eagle Scout at the age of 14, Troop 2 out of Shelby First Lutheran Church. He was a member of the Shelby First Lutheran Church his entire life, Shiloh American Legion, Shelby Masonic Lodge #350 F&AM, Shelby Royal Arch Masons #178, and the Al Koran Shrine. Glenn enjoyed tinkering in his workshop.

Survivors include his loving wife of 24 years, Jean (Arnold) Wentz and Atalaya Pierce; his daughter, Lisa (Wentz) married to Mike Steiner of Hilliard and their children, Christina, Jennifer, and Brice Steiner; one son, James and Tammy (Smith) Wentz of Shelby and their son, Cole Wentz; one step-son, Ryan and Janelle (Fisher) Roub of Plymouth and their children, Ella and Avery Roub; one step-daughter, Heather Roub and fiancé, LaMarr Rhoades of Shelby and her children, Mikayla and Brayden Carpenter; and his Aunt Eleanor (Wentz) Sheehe of Napa Valley, California.

As per Glenn's wishes, private memorial services are pending. Memorial expressions may be made to the Trinity Shining Lights Preschool, 209 E. Main St., Shelby, OH 44875.

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