Glenn Dyer Obituary

Glenn  Dyer
Glenn Dyer
Glenn Dyer

May 4, 1928 - March 22, 2010
Born in Pleasantville, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Glenn Dyer passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, March 22, 2010 due to complications from fibrosis of the lungs. It was Glenn's wish to be cremated and a memorial gathering will be held at Westover Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 30th.

Glenn was born, May 4, 1928 at the home of his parents, Ward and Carrie Dyer, in rural Pleasantville, Iowa. Glenn was not your average farm kid doing his chores every day, he was more interested in things with engines, not horses and cows. After graduating from high school Glenn attended Drake University. Glenn also served our country in the National Guard and the U.S. Army. After discharge from the armed forces, Glenn returned to Iowa and became a field instructor for United Motors.

Glenn wed Peggy Goslin on February 14, 1959. They made their home on the north side of Des Moines. They celebrated 49 years of marriage before Peggy’s death May 7, 2005. Although they had no children, they enjoyed being involved in the lives of neighborhood children. Glenn was the beloved pawpaw to many neighborhood children who had no grandfather of their own.

Glenn owned and operated the City Service truck stop on the northeast side of Des Moines. He was service manager of the first Porsche dealer in Des Moines then moved on to the first VW dealer. Glenn continued to work at several auto dealers in the Des Moines area until his retirement in 2000. Shortly after retirement, Glenn once again owned and operated his own business, Vintage Motors, specializing in the preservation of vintage Fords. Glenn’s extensive knowledge of vintage Fords was unsurpassed in central Iowa. Through the course of Glenn’s life, he was very involved with many local antique and vintage vehicle clubs. Glenn was instrumental in starting the Hawkeye Timing Association.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Kenneth, sister, Frances and wife, Peggy. Glenn is survived by four nephews, five nieces, three grand nephews, five grand nieces, three great, great nephews and Glenn’s devoted cat, Max.

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Westover Funeral Home
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM