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Glenn Edwin Tagatz

January 27, 1934 ~ July 10, 2018 (age 84)

Glenn E. Tagatz, 84, of Palm Beach, FL, passed away on July 10, 2018, at the VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach. Glenn was born January 27,1934, in Milwaukee, WI, son of the late Edwin C. and Sidonia (Friedrichs) Tagatz.



After graduating from Juneau High School, he received both a bachelor's and master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He started his teaching career at North Division High School in Milwaukee. Glenn earned a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship there.



 Glenn proudly served his country as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.  He had a long history as an educator. He was a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Indiana State University and Marquette University, retiring from M.U. in 1998. He was never too busy to help or give advice to undergrads or grad students alike. His students loved him. To them, he was fondly known as “Dr. T.” Glenn authored two books: Child Development and Individually Guided Education (1976) and Enigma: A Veteran's Quest for Truth (2013). In addition, he also wrote many journal articles in the field of educational psychology. While living on his Wisconsin farm, Glenn enjoyed hunting, fishing, planting pine trees and digging ponds. He dearly loved his farm and enjoyed summers in Wisconsin after moving to Palm Beach, Florida. For many years, he enjoyed walking the nearby beach and attending neighborhood activities at The Society of the Four Arts and the Preservation Foundation.



Glenn is survived by his wife, M. Jean Tagatz; his son, Bradford G. Tagatz (Susan Tessner); brother, William (Penny) Tagatz. Glenn was greatly loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.



 A celebration of the life of  Glenn E. Tagatz will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at Wachholz and Sons Funeral Home, 303 Harvard St., in Princeton, WI from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Glenn will be laid to rest in the Germania Lutheran Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or (DAV) Disabled American Veterans.

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