Glenn received his wings and passed away peacefully at home with his devoted wife, Vivian, by his side.
Glenn was born in Sawyer County, Wisconsin, on February 25, 1934 to Fred and Minnie Way. Glenn was the sixth child of twelve children. He married Vivian Rice in May 1975.
He had a knack for fixing anything, and could build anything from a wrench he needed for a special job, a trailer for his equipment, to the construction of a home. His mind was always busy thinking how to make something easier or better.
Glenn’s knowledge of mechanics and running heavy road building equipment was outstanding. He worked for Peter Kewitt & Sons Co. as the heavy equipment operator, mechanic, and foreman for many years. He helped build many of the roads and interstate highways throughout the Northwest, as well as Forest Service Roads in the Idaho National Forest from the Canadian Border, down to Avery to the Clearwater area in the Powell Ranger District.
In 1983, he started his own business, Timberland Construction Inc. Glenn was the manager and foreman of a small crew as well as the operator of the grader, backhoe, and roadside brushing machine. The company fulfilled many government contracts for the U.S. Forest Service building new roads and rebuilding old existing roads.
In 1995, Glenn saw a piece of land for sale near the town of Tensed, ID. It was vision of the perfect home site. With hard work he made a beautiful place for his wife and family.
Glenn took time to teach his love of the outdoors to his children and grandchildren. He loved to camp, hunt, fish and hike. He was a man of all men, strong and caring.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, six siblings and three grandchildren. He is survived by his loving and caring wife of 45 years, Vivian. His children: Jeanne (Robert) Manion of Richland, WA; Jan Ginn (Wiliiam) Streeter of Casa Grande, AZ; Brad Way, of Homer, AK; James Way, of Santa, ID; Nancy (Leonard) Saffle of Colbert, WA; Debbie (Mike) Hebig of Spokane Valley, WA. Step children: Susan (Dan) McBride of St. Maries, ID; William (Toni) Thompson of Springdale, WA; Lorri (Joe) Ruiz of Colville, WA; Jessie (Mark) Marceau of Hunters, WA; Nakita (Scott) Houk of Coeur d’Alene, ID. Many grandchildren and great grands. His siblings: Lorraine Stowe of Birchwood, WI; Julia Goins of Wabunakee, WI; Lucille Crye of Benson, AZ; Elva Barnes of Washburn, WI; and Allen Way of Drain, OR.
A memorial celebration of Glenn’s life will be held at a later date.