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Glenn T. Broadhurst

August 28, 1924 — August 26, 2009

Glenn T. Broadhurst, age 84 of Belle Fourche, died Wednesday August 26, 2009 at his home near Belle Fourche, surrounded by his loving family. The funeral service will be held 3:30 PM Saturday August 29th, 2009 at the Christian Life Center in Belle Fourche with Rev. Paul Howard officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 PM Friday at Funeral Home of the Northern Hills in Belle Fourche, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held 9 AM Monday at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis. Military Honors will be provided by the Belle Fourche Veterans Honor Guard. Memorials are preferred to Northern Hills Hospice and the Christian Life Center. Glenn Tyler Broadhurst was born August 28, 1924 in Belle Fourche, SD. He was the son of Thomas and Hazel Edna (Overpeck) Broadhurst. He attended school in Belle Fourche and graduated from Belle Fourche High School in 1942. Glenn attended the SD School of Mines and Technology for one year before being drafted into the US Air Corps on September 24, 1943. He received his training at Ft. Leavenworth, KS. Glenn was a radio man on the B-29 and was assigned to plane 13 and flew his first mission on Friday, April 13, 1945. He was stationed at Guam and flew 29 missions over Japan. He was honorably discharged on October 24, 1945. He attended the University of Wyoming where he was reacquainted with Betty Durr and they were married December 12, 1946 in Broadus, MT. To this union, three daughters were born, Sue, Jean, and Amy. Following their marriage Glenn and Betty farmed and ranched with his father. In 1956 they purchased their own farm on Upper Redwater Road. In 1980 they retired and built a home just 2 miles down the road where they grew a large garden and sold produce to Farmers Market. With the proceeds he was able to take Betty back to Connecticut where she lived as a young girl and they also attended reunions of the 29th Bomber Group. Glenn will always be remembered as a hard working family man. He taught all those around him the meaning of “hard work”. He was a man of great faith and will be remembered for his trust in God. He will be greatly missed. Glenn is survived by his daughters, Sue Whitman of Belle Fourche, Jean (Bruce) Althoff of Great Falls MT, Amy (Larry) Farmer of Troy MT; 6 grandchildren, Tami (Scott) Ryan of Belle Fourche, Rob (Lacey) Henwood of Belle Fourche, Bill (Lesa) Jewett of Belle Fourche, Tyler (Sally) Jewett of Belle Fourche, Frank (Kiersten) Kosters of Columbia Falls, MT, Steve Kosters of Black Hawk; 19 great grandchildren; and 2 brothers, Tom (Eileen) Broadhurst of Spearfish, and Lynn Broadhurst of Denver CO. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 60 years, Betty; and son-in-law, Lester Crago.
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