CALUMET – Glenwood Phillips, 92, a previous resident of Calumet, passed away July 24, 2013, in New Port Richey, Fla.
Glen also known by his family and friends as “Babe” was born on July 10, 1921. He was raised in Calumet, and was the son of John G. Phillips and Anna Olsen.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from Feb. 23, 1943 to Feb. 28, 1949. Ranked as a corporal, Glen was selected to become a U.S. Army paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division serving in the South Pacific Theater.
After the war, Glen worked in Detroit as a machinery technical specialist for ATG.
Glen enjoyed polka dancing, cooking his own meals, deer hunting and the casino. Glen was also a boxer in the U.S. Army and always had a passion for the sport.
He is survived by daughters, Kimberly Picardi (Loven) of Florida, Velvet Harjala of Wisconsin and Leanne Keyes of Michigan; grandchildren, Aaron Harjala of Wisconsin, Zack Loven of Florida, Brie Dogonski of Michigan and John Dogonski of Michigan; great-grandchildren, Rick Harjala of Wisconsin, and Mason Witgen of Michigan; niece, Marsha Floyd of Michigan, and nephew John G. Phillips III of New Mexico.
A memorial service will be held at a later date, which will be announced by the family prior to the service.