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Glen D. Ernest

November 21, 1932 — May 23, 2022

Glen Dale Ernest, of O’Fallon, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 23, 2022, at the age of 89. Loving husband of 71 years to Maxcine Ernest; beloved son of the late Virgil and Leota Ernest; devoted father of Sandra Ernest, Gregory (Julie) Ernest, and the late Glenda Sue Pears; cherished grandfather of Jacob (Sarah) McCain, Mike (Amber) Spidell, Jessica (Trent) Hoog, Ryan (Maggie) Spidell, Emily (Ryan) Harris, and Gary (Maddy) Ernest; treasured great-grandfather of Dominic Spidell, Logan Spidell, Tyler Spidell, Oliver McCain, Rowan Hoog, Parker McCain, Rhys Hoog, and Gabriella Spidell; dear brother of Donene (Duane) McAndrews, Larry (Shirley) Ernest, Pat (John) Englert, Alan (Rayma) Ernest, Dick (Lavelle) Ernest, Fredda (Max) Albrecht, Gary (Blanca) Ernest, the late Virgil (Barb) Ernest, and the late Janice (Junior) Torrey. 

Glen proudly and honorably served in the United States Air Force as a medic during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of VFW Post #5077. He retired from the Dept. of Defense after more than 30 years as an auditor. He worked on the Harpoon Bomb, the Tomahawk, F-15, and other top-secret projects.  

Glen grew up on a farm and had a love of animals his whole life.  He raised and cared for Arabian horses and had many other animals as well.  He also had a love of red sports cars, including a Fiero and a Fiat Spider. His favorite sports car was his metallic green ‘66 Mustang. 

Family was very important to Glen, and he cherished the time he had with them.  He loved to travel with his family, especially to Europe, where they saw many wonders in Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and Holland.  They also lived in Germany for several years.  Glen was a proud grandfather who always looked forward to attending his grandkids sporting events. He enjoyed taking trips to Mark Twain Lake to go fishing and boating with his family.  And in his spare time, he also liked to golf.  

Glen was an avid coin collector, and he collected coins from his travels all around the world.  He was an avid sports fan, and always enjoyed watching football and the St. Louis Cardinals baseball games.  He looked forward to the holidays, especially Fourth of July and celebrating our country’s independence.  

Glen will be remembered for his infectious and unusual laugh that was so treasured by his family.  He was also a big proponent of education and giving to those in need of higher education.  He loved books and would complete reading a book every two days, and his favorites were historical novels.    

Glen was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Memorial contributions may be made in Glen's name to Wounded Warrior Project or Folds of Honor. 

Baue Funeral Homes is currently following CDC recommendations regarding mask and social distancing policies. 
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