Glenn Book Obituary

Glenn L. Book
Dr. Glenn L. Book
Glenn L. Book

April 8, 1938 - August 5, 2012
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Glenn L Book, 74, of Des Moines passed away on August 5th, 2012. A service will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral in Des Moines on Saturday August 11th at 11AM, followed by a luncheon at the Cathedral and a private burial at Glendale Cemetery.

Glenn was born in Des Moines to Chester and Anna May Book on April 8, 1938. As the oldest of nine children, he grew up in Des Moines where he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1956. Glenn was a member of the 1954 State Championship Football team and the 1955 State Championship track medley relay team. Glenn was a graduate of The University of Iowa receiving both BS and DDS degrees. While attending Iowa he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Upon graduation he was a member of the Iowa National Guard.

Glenn owned a successful Dental practice in the Des Moines area for over 40 years. He was a past president of the Black Study Club. He was also an avid reader, tournament tennis player, Iowa Hawkeye season ticket holder and long time member of the Des Moines Golf and Country Club.

Glenn is survived by his wife of 55 years, Marilyn; two sons, Jeff (Suzanne) of Cherry Hills Village, CO and Jon (Merridee) of Chula Vista, CA; two daughters, Kim (John) Griffith of Bethesda, MD and Missy of Des Moines; six grandchildren Charlie, David, Issie, Daniel, Ellie, and Griff. As head of our family he will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Furry Friends Refuge a no kill shelter or the Roosevelt High School Track Program.

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Cathedral Church of St. Paul
815 High Street
Des Moines, IA US 50309
Saturday, August 11, 2012
11:00 AM


Furry Friends Refuge
1211 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Boy Scouts of America Troop #1