Glenn Mardell Fjeld
Glenn Mardell Fjeld, 89, Lake Mills, formerly of rural Joice, passed away Monday, November 1, 2021 at the Lake Mills Care Center.Services will be held at 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, at Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church, rurual Joice, with Pastor Kevin Olson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will take place at Beaver Creek Cemetery, rural Joice. The family requests that memorials be directed to the Beaver Creek Cemetery Fund, c/o Jerry Fjeld, Joice, or to Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church, Joice.
Glenn Mardell Fjeld was born Aug. 23, 1932 at the farm of his parents, George and Amanda (Finsaas) Fjeld. He was baptized and confirmed at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church. Glenn attended country school Fertile #4 and graduated from Fertile High School in 1950.
Glenn was united in marriage with Marilyn Johnson on Dec. 27, 1953. He enlisted in the service and received an honorable discharge from the United States Marine Corp. in 1954.
He loved farming the home place; he raised hogs, and for several years, purebred shorthorn cattle. When round bales were first introduced, he was a Vermeer baler dealer, and he and his sons did custom round baling. In 1983, Jerry joined him in farming and raising hogs, until Glenn retired.
Glenn and Marilyn lived in the original farmhouse, built by his grandparents, Nels and Guri Fjeld, in 1892. With his family’s help, several new buildings were added over the years. Glenn and Marilyn liked family vacations and the two of them enjoyed cruises and a trip to Europe. He liked reading and dancing with his wife.
Glenn held offices at Beaver Creek Church and was the treasurer of the Beaver Creek Cemetery Association from 1983-2015. The church closed in 2000 and was moved to Heritage Park, Forest City. He served on the Beaver Creek monument project committee. Glenn and Marilyn joined Winnebago Lutheran Church, where he served as a trustee. They later became members of Bethel Lutheran Brethren Church. The couple lived on the home place until June of 2017 when they moved into Mills Harbour in Lake Mills.
He is survived by his four sons: Gene (Jodi) Fjeld, Forest City; Jerry (Becky) Fjeld, Joice; Roger (Terry) Fjeld, Burlington; and Brian (Brenda) Fjeld, Iowa Falls; son-in-law, Tim Hanna, of Minnesota. grandchildren: Ceara (Ryan) Mullins, Garrett (Kylie) Fjeld, Caitlin Fjeld, Dan (Amanda) Fjeld, Matt (Brenna) Fjeld, Cassie (Dale) Allen, Brenton Fjeld, Autumn Fjeld, Chelsea (Garit) Garbes, Nicole Hanna, Zachery Fjeld, Amanda Fjeld, Jacob Fjeld and Mikayla Fjeld; great-grandchildren: John, Luke, Megan and James Fjeld, Edith, Inga, Elin and Anja Fjeld, and baby Allen (due in November); brother- and sister-in-law, Jim and Darlene Gremmer, Britt; brother-in-law, Jack Nelson, Albert Lea, Minn.; nephews: Jeff (Mary Keepers) Gremmer, Mike (Rebecca Bingham) Gremmer, Richard (Kathy) Opdahl, and Dale (Linda) Opdahl; niece, Sylvia (Dana) Christiansen; and many cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn, in October of 2020; daughter, Sheryl Hanna; great-granddaughter, Rachel Elizabeth Fjeld; his parents, George and Amanda Fjeld; in-laws, Arthur and Margaret Johnson; sister, Berna Fjeld Opdahl Nelson; and a brother-in-law, Truman Opdahl.