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Glen Gilomen

Highland | Friday, August 20 2021 |

Glen J. Gilomen, age 86 of Highland, IL, died Friday, August 20, 2021, at his home, Highland, IL. 

He was born on Friday, August 24, 1934, in Highland, IL, the son of Benjamin and Irma (nee Lorenz) Gilomen. 

On Saturday, July 28, 1956, he married Romona J. Gilomen, nee Ulmet, at E & R Church, Highland, IL, who survives. 

He was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ; Highland Pistol Club (Life Member); Helvetia Sharpshooters Society; and Machinist Local. 

Glen was born and raised at Highland, IL; graduated from Highland High School in 1952. He enlisted in the Army after graduation and then served in the Army Reserves until 1963. He worked as a machinist for nearly 42 years at Olin Corporation, retiring 1994. Glen's hobbies included fishing, trapping, hunting, gardening, playing basketball and making sausage and cherry bounce. He also farmed and ran a strawberry patch for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren when they visited his home that he has shared with his wife for 65 years. 

Survivors include: Wife - Romona J. Gilomen (nee Ulmet), Highland, IL; Children - Ricky L. (Gayle) Gilomen, Highland, IL; Debbie J. (Roger) Rinderer, Highland, IL; Darrell G. Gilomen, Highland, IL; Karen S. (John Jares) Gilomen, Evergreen, CO; Grandchildren - Joel R. (Significant Other-Dana Alesaski) Rinderer, Highland, IL; Brent M. Gilomen, Highland, IL; Cheryl L. (Andrew) Wirz, Pocahontas, IL; Bryan M. (Catherine) Gilomen, Highland, IL; Blake Gilomen, Highland, IL; Braden W. Proc, Evergreen, CO; Jessie L. Gilomen, Highland, IL; Sabrina S. Proc, Evergreen, CO; Jacob R. Gilomen, Highland, IL; Great Grandchildren - Alex Gilomen; Piper Rinderer; Cale Gilomen; Luke Gilomen; Maxton Rinderer; Eliana Wirz; Connor Gilomen; Emma Wirz; William Gilomen; Liam Rinderer; Henry Gilomen; Brothers - James Gilomen, Trenton, IL; Earl Gilomen, Highland, IL; Harold Gilomen, Highland, IL; Floyd (Mary) Gilomen, Highland, IL. 

He was preceded in death by: Father - Benjamin Gilomen - Died 12/19/74; Mother - Irma N. (nee Lorenz) Gilomen - Died 2/4/1994; Brother - Ray B. Gilomen -Died 09/22/95; Sisters - Carol I. Kreutzberg - Died 06/28/08; Eileen E. Buske - Died 10/21/17; Sisters In-Law - Mary Schmitt Gilomen - Died 12/16/1959; Bonnie Mueller Gilomen - Died 3/26/1999; Sandy Beard Gilomen - Died 3/13/2014; Bernice Dubach Gilomen - Died 2/1/2020; Clara Vosholler Gilomen - Died 3/7/2006; Brothers In-Law - Harry Kreutzberg - Died 1/2/2015; Lester Buske - Died 9/22/1995; Oliver Ulmet - Died 3/22/2000; Clark Ulmet - Died 6/30/2012; Parents In-Law - Ulysses "UD" (Died 6/1/1999) & Alice (Died 2/2/2002) Ulmet. 

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL. 

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL. 

Memorial Service will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, August 23, 2021, at Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland, IL, with Rev. Todd Bean, Transitional Minister, officiating. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Highland-Pierron Fire Department.


Obit Provided By:
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home

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