Rev. Glenn R. Leaf
The Rev. Glenn R. Leaf, 78, of Breezy Point, completed his baptismal journey Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.
Glenn was born in Richfield, Minn., May 20, 1935, to Arvid and Bessie Leaf. He grew up in St. Paul, Minn., and graduated from Marshall High School, St. Paul, class of 1953. Glenn attended Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., and Augustana Theological Seminary, Rock Island, Ill. Glenn was ordained in Seattle, Wash., in 1961, and served parishes in Port Byron, DeKalb and Olney, Ill. In Minnesota, he served Calvary Lutheran, 39th and Chicago, Minneapolis. He served on the Minnesota Synod staff as co-director of Urban Missions, 1981-1987. Glenn then responded to the call to Interim ministry, and served 25 congregations, currently serving Faith Lutheran, Swanburg, at the time of his death.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Patricia Lundeen; children, Aaron, Chris (Cristy), Nathan (Keri), Hannah, Jake (Michelle) and Aaron (Anna); siblings, Earl (Helen Jo), Lorraine (Paul) Stavig, Del (Lorrie) and Carol (Irven) Nelson; grandchildren, Sonya, Maeve, Gavyn and Collin.
A worship service praising God for Glenn’s life will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Brainerd. All those interested in singing with the worship choir should attend rehearsal at 11:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Brainerd New Pathways Homeless Shelter or the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger fund.
Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pequot Lakes.