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Dear Augsburg Community,
I write with deep appreciation, respect, and a heavy heart to share the news that Regent Emeritus Glen Person ’47 passed away on April 25 at the age of 98.
A WWII Navy veteran, Glen graduated from Augsburg with degrees in mathematics and business. In 1948 he started as a bookkeeper at Fidelity and Casualty Co., and left in 1968 as its bond manager. From 1969 until his retirement in 1989, he was an accounting manager and bond vice president at W.A. Lang Company. Glen married a fellow Auggie, Marilyn (Ekse) Person ’48, and together they raised two daughters.
Through philanthropy and service, Glen maintained an ongoing commitment to Augsburg and our students all during his lifetime. He served as a member of Augsburg’s Board of Regents from 1993–2005. He was an avid supporter of athletics, an active member of the A-club, and a member of the Claire Strommen Golf Tournament Committee. He was a significant contributor to the Pastor Dave Wold Press Box at Edor Nelson Field, the Jeroy Carlson A-Club Hospitality/Classroom, and the Dick “Pork Chop” Thompson Hospitality Room. Known for his priceless storytelling and a love of Augsburg that was second to none, Glen received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2006.
You can learn more about Glen’s remarkable life in his obituary. A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie. Please join me in gratitude for the life of this devoted and influential member of our community, and in holding his family and friends in prayer.
Paul C. Pribbenow