In loving memory of

Glen Thicke
October 14, 1943 - March 3, 2019

Glen E. Thicke, 75, of Winona, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary's Campus. He was born on October 14, 1943 to Ben and Florence (Platteter) Thicke. He is survived by his wife, Bernadette (Pettersen); children, Troy (Jennifer) Thicke, Brian (Deana) Thicke, Chianne Thicke; grandchildren, Jez, Sam, Peyton, Christian, and Kylie; brothers, Bud (Teresa) and Dave; and sisters Marlene (Wally) Viestenz, Mary York and Diane Gerken. He was preceded in death by his parents. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 at St. Casimir Catholic Church with the Rev. Mark McNea officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, and one hour prior to Mass at the church. Military honors will be rendered by the American Legion Leon J. Wetzel Post #9 following Mass. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery. Please leave a memory of Glen and view his video tribute when it becomes available at Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family with arrangements.


Allan and K Larson wrote on Mar 9, 2019:

"To the Thicke family, so sorry for your loss, prayers to all."

Phil and Tracy Lermon wrote on Mar 8, 2019:

"I didn't get to meet Glen, but he raised some fine children and grandkids that will be his gift to the future and a legacy. With deep sympathy to the Thicke family, Phil and Tracy Lermon"

Michelle Gruber wrote on Mar 8, 2019:

"I am so sorry for your loss. I had many great conversations with Glen, may his coffee pot be forever full!"

Rose Weideman wrote on Mar 7, 2019:

"I'm so sorry to hear of Glen's passing. He was a very dear friend and we had many years of good memories with the chickens, rabbits, ducks and geese. I will miss his calls and visits. We will keep in touch. Rose Weideman "

Tara Brown wrote on Mar 7, 2019:

"Chianne & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I know Glen was a great man and loved by many; I had the pleasure of meeting him while he still worked at RTP. Prayers to you all during this difficult time. Tara Brown & Family"

kim trainor wrote on Mar 7, 2019:

"Bernie and Family, So very sorry for your loss. "

Sandi Blank wrote on Mar 7, 2019:

"Bernie and kid, We are saddened by the news of Glen's passing and wanted you to know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. He was such a gentle man in everything he did and said. Sincerely, Jim and Sandi"

Ron Kappmeyer wrote on Mar 7, 2019:

"Bernie, I was so sorry to see Glen?s passing. Wanted you and your family to know we?re thinking of you all and sending our deepest sympathies. Carolyn and Ron Kappmeyer "

Lynn Lee wrote on Mar 7, 2019:

"I had the pleasure of conversing with Glen from time to time. Was always an experience. He will be sadly missed. My hearts and prayers go out to the Thicke family. "

Stiles wrote on Mar 7, 2019:

"Bernie, So sorry for your great loss and God Bless the Thicke Family at this most difficult time. Fondly, Jeanine"

Diane Cada wrote on Mar 6, 2019:

"Bernadette and family, Your in our thought and prayers, so very sorry for your loss. Michael & Diane Cada"

Mary Hadley wrote on Mar 6, 2019:

"I remember working with Glen while I was at Filter Supply and he was at Miller Waste Mill. He had a fun sense of humor and always a twinkle in his eye. I am so sorry for your loss."

cindy westby wrote on Mar 6, 2019:

"I was fortunate to enjoy a cup of coffee with this guy almost every work day. We would tease, joke and give each other a hard time (in a joking way). We shared many laughs while he stood at his desk (the file cabinet). It was a great way to start the morning at RTP. My thoughts a prayers go out to the entire family and Hugs to all..."

Deb Hovey & George Ratcliff wrote on Mar 6, 2019:

"Bernadette & family, we extend our deepest sympathy at Glen's passing & are praying for all of you. I was so glad that George & I were able to see both of you at Glen's appointments a few months ago. Glen will be greatly missed but will always be with us in spirit on the Magical Mystery Tours. I'm really going to miss hearing about his favorite recipes. Rest in peace, Glen. -Deb Hovey & George Ratcliff"

Tricia (Lipinski) Parrish wrote on Mar 6, 2019:

"Prayers to Troy and famlies! So sorry for your loss!"

Lora Ehlenfeldt wrote on Mar 6, 2019:

"To Bernadette, I am so very sorry for your loss. I was just shocked to hear the news of Glen?s passing. He brought all of RTP?s fleet to us and would stay and visit us while it was worked on. Many of us at Ford thought the world of Glen. "

Lora Ehlenfeldt wrote on Mar 6, 2019:

"To David, I am so very sorry for your lose. We got to see Glen a lot at work when he would bring RTP?s fleet of vehicles in for service. He would stay and wait while it was being worked on and visit with our staff. So many of us were very fond of Glen, he was such a nice man. Again Dave, I am so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and love sent your way, Lora & Al Ehlenfeldt."

Rebecca Haskell wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"I looked forward to my visits to Winona to spend time with Glen talking about gardens, recipes and life. He made me laugh and was always so very kind to me. Sending love and comfort to the entire Thicke family."

Pat and Larry Joiner wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"Bernadette and family.... friends of Glenn.... Larry and I send our deepest sympathy to each and every one of you at the passing of Glenn. We mostly knew him as a quiet man, but with a sense of humor. We will miss him on our car cruises. So glad we sat together in Harmony when we went on the Sugar Loaf cruise otherwise we never would have met. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Affectionately, Pat and Larry"

Elynor (Nell) Ficken wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"My prayers & deepest concern. May your Faith help you through the difficult times. Nell(Lejk)Ficken Georgetown, TX"

Mary Donahue wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"From your CDA sisters"

Patrick Klinger wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"Glen was a friend of my family since I was a little boy. When I would return to Winona for the Ben & Adith Miller Golf Classic and the Morrie Miller Athletic Foundation Banquet with celebrity guests, Glen was our driver. I always enjoyed reconnecting and reminiscing with him. He was gentle soul and I'll miss those conversations when I visit Winona again. My warmest wishes to his family."

Tom Cordes wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"I always enjoyed my time with Glen, he was a great role model as father, husband and grandfather. The entire Cordes family is saddened by his loss but are fortunate to have known him, Our deepest condolences to Thicke family - Pam and Tom Cordes "

Michelle Brandl wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"Glen was one of the kindest people I ever knew. Thinking of Glen brings a happy smile! I will miss him dearly and am so thankful that all of my kids had the chance to meet him and see what a kind man he was. Sending so much love and prayers to the Thicke family! Heaven gained a brave angel, and I so grateful for the opportunity to have called him a friend, but he was more like family. "

Mike Mohr wrote on Mar 5, 2019:

"Glen will be missed by many!! He was definitely a very friendly and fun guy to know. I send my condolences to the Thicke family. May you cherish the memories and find support in the friends and family around you!"