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Glenn Lee Kanitz

July 31, 1931 ~ May 29, 2017 (age 85)

Glenn L. Kanitz, age 85, of Markesan, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center in Berlin.  He was born on July 31, 1931, in Milwaukee, WI, a son of Erwin and Ann (Konitzer) Kanitz.  Glenn was drafted into the Army and proudly served his country during the Korean War from December 3, 1953, to December 2, 1955.   He attended UW Platteville where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology.  Glenn continued his education graduating from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a Master's Degree in Guidance Counseling.  For 33 years, he was employed at Pulaski High School in Milwaukee where he taught Biology, worked as a guidance counselor, and for 12 years was the head baseball coach.   

Glenn was dedicated to and very proud of his family and friends.  He was thankful for all the joy and help they provided during his blessed life.  Glenn spent his life helping, supporting, and praying for his mentally ill son, Jay.  He enjoyed the wildlife art his son, Mark, created.  Glenn valued all the people who enriched his life. 

Family pets helped Glenn see the joy and beauty of every day.  Hearing the birds sing and feeding the squirrels brought him much happiness.  A beautiful garden and decorating for the holidays were projects he enjoyed and looked forward to each season.  Playing Bingo in Princeton was weekly entertainment that brought  much joy.  Cheering for the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers, always kept him motivated.  A good card game of Whist always made him happy.  Glenn loved to hunt and fish.  Sharing a fishing trip on his pontoon boat created many special memories.  Many great adventures were had traveling and camping throughout the country during summer vacations with family and friends.

Glenn is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Lona Kanitz of Markesan; his son, Mark Kanitz of Markesan; many other relatives and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Erwin and Ann Kanitz; son, Jay Kanitz; brother, Bruce Kanitz; sister, June and her husband, Stanley Fadeski; nephew, Dennis Fadeski.

A private celebration of Glenn's life will be held at a later date.  If you wish, please visit www.wachholzandsons.com to send a condolence or to share a memory or story with Glenn's family. 

Glenn greatly appreciated and was thankful for the care he received from the staff at ThedaCare Medical Center in Berlin. 



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Sunset Cremation Center in Princeton

Serving the Family, 920-295-6631


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