Glenn Packer

Glenn H. Packer

Sunday, August 22nd, 1948 - Wednesday, September 11th, 2019
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On September 11, 2019, beloved PapPap, devoted father, and friend to everyone he met, Glenn Howard
Packer, passed away at his home at age 71.
Glenn was born in Providence Forge, VA on August 22, 1948, the son of Lillian(Adkins) and Howard Packer.
He was married to the former, Joyce Rene Jones on June 18, 1977. Together, they raised 2 children, Janelle and Justin. Glenn was a graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School class of 1967 and Pennsylvania State
University. After serving in Vietnam, he returned home and taught Health and Physical Education in the
Bellefonte School District for 30 years, before retiring in 2007.
Affectionately known as "the Funkster" by those closest to him, Glenn had many hobbies and interests;
however none matched the love and passion he had for his family. Wrestling was always a close second.
He was a supporter of local college wrestling, and most winters could be found at an LHU or PSU match, often with his son and grandchildren. Glenn was an avid reader, who also enjoyed evenings at his local VFW
Post 1600 or the American Legion Post 893. Glenn gave everyone a nickname (whether they liked it or not) and made everyone around him laugh a little louder.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife. He is survived by his favorite people in the
world: his 4 grandchildren (Adelynn, Lillian, Lincoln and Nora) his children Janelle (Jamie) Mott and Justin Packer; his daughter-in-law Mindy; 5 brothers, Marshall, Paul, (Jan) Wayne (Doreen), Grant (Kim)
and Blair; his sister Lois (Ted) Seitz; his favorite brother-in-law: Joe Jones; and countless nieces and
In his retirement, Glenn enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, attending NCAA Wrestling
Nationals every year with his son, traveling to Michigan to visit his daughter, enjoying a cup of coffee
with his daughter-in-law and spending evenings laughing with his brothers.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, September 16, 2019 from 6PM - 8 PM at the
Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc. 201 Spring St., Milesburg.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Online condolences may be made at
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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 16th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, September 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Service

    Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc.
    201 Spring Street
    MILESBURG, PA 16853
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Brian Rieth

Posted at 07:22pm
Served with Glenn (PackRat) while with Charlie Company 2/8 Cav, 1st Cav. 50 years has blurred a lot of my memories but I do recall he was one of the 'old veteran' guys who welcomed me to the unit and gave some sage advice for surviving. RIP.

Grant Packer

Posted at 02:22pm
Glenn was the best brother a man could have.

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