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Glenn Van Patten

August 24, 1949 — November 19, 2020

Glenn Robert Van Patten, age 71, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at his home in River Grove, Illinois.

He was born on August 24, 1949, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Enoch Arden and Irene (Flaga) Van Patten, who were originally from Antioch, Illinois.
Glenn was a 1967 graduate of East Leyden High School in Franklin Park, Illinois.

Glenn enlisted in the United States Army on August 25, 1967, one day after his 18th birthday, and served 3 years which included 2 years in the Vietnam War.
He was a proud US Army Veteran.

Glenn was the proud father of his two surviving sons Jason (Jennifer) and Aaron (Danielle) and loving grandfather to five grandchildren: Miya, Masen, Averie, Camdyn, and Brynley.

He is also survived by his brother Wayne (Jill) and sister Arlene (Craig) Pohlman and nephews Wayne Jr., Jeff, and Michael.

He was preceded in death by his parents, E. Arden and Irene (Flaga) Van Patten.

Glenn's many special interests and hobbies included watching and playing golf, working on antique cars, recording movies and music, walking his dogs, tinkering with his tools, collecting miniature diecast model vehicles, and caring for freshwater aquarium fish.

A private military memorial service will be held in 2021 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, please consider volunteering or making an honorary donation in Glenn's name to the Disabled American Veterans at or by calling the Veteran's Affairs Chicago Regional Office at (312) 980-4242.

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