HOWARD — Glenn R. Springer, of Howard, peacefully went to be with his Lord Tuesday, April 4, at his daughter’s home in Marshall, Illinois.
He was born May 5, 1934, in Oberlin, Ohio, to Ralph and Anna (Robinson) Springer. He graduated from Milan High School and attended Cincinnati Bible Seminary. He then ministered in several churches across Ohio and Indiana. Known to many as “Poppa,” he leaves a legacy of faith and family. He officiated all 13 of his married grandchildren’s weddings.
Glenn and his wife, Melba, raised their children in Milan, Ohio, on the family homestead and he began his career at the Huron County Highway Department. He worked as a diesel mechanic and retired from E&L Transport Company in Lorain. Post retirement he served others by managing Scenic Hills Christian Camp in Mitchell, Indiana, ministered at Bladensburg Church of Christ and for the last two decades was a teacher, elder, leader and friend to all in the Central Christian Church in Mount Vernon.
He enjoyed working outdoors. He also repaired and restored historic tractors and cars. He loved traveling the United States visiting his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by a son, Kenneth (Melanie) Springer of Mount Vernon; daughters, Deborah (John) Cutshall of Marshall, Illinois, Linda Norris of Bacliff, Texas, Kimberly (Tom) Heagy of Sugar Hill, Georgia and Pamela (Chris) Blair of Cincinnati; son-in-law L. Todd Frasher of Danville; 22 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Melba Springer, in 2003; son-in-law, Jerry Norris, in 2013; and daughter, Sherryl Fraser, earlier this year.
There will be calling hours Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m., at Central Christian Church, Mount Vernon, followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 3 p.m. Grandson-in-law Andy Beatty will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be set to the Central Christian Church, 17833 Gambier Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.
Submitted by Kenneth Springer.