Glenn Anderson

  • Born: June 14, 1929
  • Died: November 20, 2007
  • Location: North Dakota

Eastgate Funeral & Cremation Service

2302 East Divide Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58501
Tel. (701) 223-7322

Tribute & Message From The Family

       Glenn J. Anderson, 78, Bismarck, died on November 20, 2007, at his home with his family present. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 26, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Washington Street and Divide Avenue, Bismarck, with Rev. Laurie Natwick officiating.  Burial will be at Fairhill Cemetery in Flasher at 2:00 p.m.

       Visitation will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, at Parkway Funeral Service, Bismarck, where prayer services will be held at 7 p.m.   Visitation will continue Monday one hour prior to the service at the church.

       Glenn was born on June 14, 1929, in Flasher, ND, to Arvid Sr. and Anna (Brandt) Anderson. He attended school in Flasher.  He married Rena Keith on August 7, 1949. They lived in Garrison for a year before making their permanent home in Bismarck. Rena passed away in 1985.

       Glenn briefly worked for Ulteig Engineering putting up REA lines. He later took up printing and worked many years for Conrad Publishing, Bismarck Tribune, and United Printing. After retiring, he did a few special print projects for Richtman's Printing.

       Glenn had a lifelong passion for music. He received his first guitar when he was 10 and by 14 he was well on his way to a musical career that spanned over 60 years.  He was part of a band that played on a local radio station in the early 50's. He then had his own country western band "Glenn Anderson and the Twilight Troubadours" for a number of years where he was lead guitarist and singer.  Later, he played in several other local bands doing what he loved most - playing music and entertaining.  His music touched the lives of so many people, which in turn gave him great joy.

       His family and friends were a big part of his life. Even though he was hard of hearing, he could hear the slightest unusual noise in a car.  So his garage became a gathering place for many where he shared his knowledge and inventive expertise using the two most resourceful tools: duct tape and WD-40. He also enjoyed playing pool, bingo, dancing, dancing, and more dancing.  With everyone he met, he enjoyed good conversation, would share a joke or two, show them his unique ND money clip, and hand them one of his special business cards.  

       Glenn was a member of the Musician's Association, Communication Workers of America Typographical Union, and the Elks Club, Moose Club and Fraternal Order of the Eagles.

       He is survived by four children, Terrie Anderson, Laramie, WY, Gary and Donna Anderson, Bismarck, Glenda and Tim Anderson, Menoken, and Karen Baggenstoss, Bismarck; his eight grandsons, David (Ashley) Kling, Jeff Kling, Joshua Anderson, Devan Anderson, Aaron Anderson, Jason Anderson, Justin Baggenstoss, and Brandon Baggenstoss; his great-grandson, Connor Kling; his three brothers, Merle, Marvin, and Arvid Jr. Anderson; his former son-in-law, Randy Baggenstoss who always called him "Pa"; and his special friends, Bernice Hickel, Vern "Brother" and Eileen Anderson, and Mike Scott.

       He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Harold Dauber; and his sister, Dorothy Rome.

       On behalf of Glenn, thank you for giving him the opportunity to play for your weddings, anniversaries, and many other special events over the last 60 years.  It is what he truly loved doing. Thank you to the doctors at Mid Dakota Clinic, St. Alexius Hospital, and the St. Alexius Hospice program for your care and compassion.  Thank you to everyone who expressed your thoughts and prayers for Glenn. It meant so much to him and our families.

      Memorials may be made to the St. Alexius Hospice or the American Cancer Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Glenn danced to our music many times, and always visited with us and complimented us.  I remember as a youngster standing in the doorway of the Covered Wagon listening to his music and thinking, "that looks like fun, maybe I can do that someday."  I started a band in 1966 called "The Glowmen" which continued for 21 years.  I will miss his friendly smile and sense of humor.  Dance on Glenn, and thanks for the inspiration and the good memories.  

Posted by Don Emineth - Bismarck, ND   October 01, 2010

I worked with Glenn from time to time as a drummer, and we sure did have some fun. I have known glen for about 40 years or so but as he would say,Who can rember that far back?? When I was sitting down (someplace) I would feel this hand on my shoulder, and someone would say some off the wall witty remark, I never had to turn around to know it was glen, and he usually had a new "business" card to show or give to me, going to miss him, wish you all well, knowing you all have fond and funny memories of him. Bobby Baird

Posted by Bobby Baird - Bismarck, ND   October 01, 2010

I enjoyed Glen as a co-worker and as a friend for many years.  He was truly a friend. I always enjoyed visiting with him in later years when I met him in the shopping mall,etc.

My condolences to the family.


Posted by Don Sieler - Bismarck, ND   October 01, 2010

Dear Family, Glenn was a hugh part of my life growing up, yes his music. He became a family friend. My Dad loved music as well and his music. Glenn was always a wecome guest in our home. But most of all the dancing. What I remember most, was his way of singing "Kansas City Here I come". I send you all my prayers and thank you for sharing your Dad and Grandfather. I'm sure the lord will wecome him to his Band.  

Posted by gladys (glasser)madison - augusta, KS   October 01, 2010

Just a few words to say I and Glenn shared a nice visit at Mid Dak Clinic shortly before he passed.  He always had a joke and a great sense of humor.  I played for many dances that he attended and always enjoyed his company.  He will be greatly missed.

Ed Babeck

Country Pride Band

Posted by Ed Babeck - Bismarck, ND   October 01, 2010

I was blessed to have played with Glenn

for 2 or 3 years while we both played for Alex Bosch. It was an great experience. He took me under his wing sharing his wisdom gathered from playing and life. He was a great, kind man and is GREATLY missed.

Posted by Donavon Schnabel - Beulah, ND   October 01, 2010

What a wonderful uncle you were. Thank you for always welcoming us wild Scholl kids into your home. Thank you for teaching me how to drive when no one else had the patience. Thank you for teaching me how to â??tickleâ?? the keyboard so I could sound like Floyd Cramer. I will remember your sweet smile. You will always have a special place in my heart.


Your niece Vonnie

Posted by Vonnie Doone - Mill Creek, WA   October 01, 2010

Glenn- I wish that i could have met you. Your family has been more than kind to me. Taking me into their lives without any resistance. I have heard so many stories about you, thanks to your grandson. He's even teaching me how to play pool. You were deeply loved by your family and i know that they will greatly miss you.

Family- I'm sorry that i cant be there to help in any way that i could have. I am greatly sorry for your loss. I send all of my love. May the Lord give you strength to carry you though this.

God Bless.

Posted by Katharyn Robertson - FPO AP   October 01, 2010

Grandpa, I will miss you everyday.  I wish I could be there, but my duty to service keeps me here. Thank you everyone for coming and sharing my grandfathers life.

Posted by Jeff Kling - FPO.AP   October 01, 2010