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Glenn Allen Knittel, age 72, of Bellingham passed away at his home Monday, February 20, 2017. He was born Jan. 12, 1945 to parents Glenn Herbert and Gladys Mae (Robinson) Knittel.
Those of us left at home this time believe Glenn has gone back to the mountains and is resting by the river, packing a sidearm revolver, exploring abandoned mine sites, and prospecting for gold with his beloved wife Diane and other family and friends who have been awaiting his arrival.
Glenn is remembered as a rock-solid, kind, dependable, loyal and caring; brother, dad, grandpa, great grandpa and friend. He was an outstanding mechanic who could fix anything, often with little resources and always with laughter and a twinkle in his eye. He had the unique ability to solve problems using just his imagination and whatever nature provided at the time. Glenn was also a farmer. He raised old Ford pickups.
What makes a 28-year old single guy marry a gal with five wild kids and raise them as his own? We think it was his unconditional love for our mother. He was also truly entertained by teasing, chasing and pranking her kids. Every weekend was spent loading up the wagon with us kids and our friends for camping and prospecting trips up into the hills.
Glenn expressed his love through service and could always be counted on to rescue, protect, and provide. He showed us that there are no bad days and taught us to laugh.
We will miss him greatly.
Glenn had a lifetime passion for firearms, firearms history, and firearm safety. Memorial donations may be made to: Custer Sportsmen's Club C/O Juniors Aim, 3000 Birch Bay Lynden Road, Custer, WA. 98240 www.custersportsmensclub.com
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