Glen Leo Stricker, 92, passed away on Aug. 17, 2022, in rural Barton County. He was born on Jan. 20, 1930, to Gottfried and Amalia “Mollie” (Niedenthal) Stricker. He married Norma Karst on Sept. 28, 1952, at Bender Hill Lutheran Church in Russell County, Kan.
A longtime Great Bend resident, Glen was a contractor for G&L Construction and Hubert Bender Home Builders. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and VFW Post #3111 in Great Bend. He enjoyed gardening, genealogy, fishing, farming and spending time with his family. Glen was a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean war, also being stationed in Saudi Arabia.
Survivors include, his wife, Norma Stricker of the home; a son, Anthony “Tony” Stricker of Great Bend; two daughters, Cynthia Axman of Broken Arrow, Okla. and Michelle Lanham and husband Chuck of Fort Worth, Texas; four brothers, Elmer Stricker of Texas, Roy “Bob” Stricker and Dean Stricker all of Great Bend and Thomas “Tom” Stricker of Hill City; four sisters, Elsena Bender of Great Bend and Lenetta Springer of Illinois, Mary Jane Doonan of Arizona, and Kathryn Booth of Oklahoma; three granddaughters, Alisha Hunley and husband Clifton, Baylee Lanham and Keely Lanham; two great grandchildren, Jarrett Hunley and KayLynne Hunley; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harvey Stricker, Gottfried “Fritz” Stricker Jr., and an infant brother, Henry Hubert Stricker; sisters, Rozella Van Reenan and Helena “Helen” Michaelis; and a grandson, Jared Axman.
Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m., Monday, Aug. 22, 2022, at Bryant Funeral Home, with family to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend with Pastor Adam Wutka presiding. Interment will be in Golden Belt Memorial Park in Great Bend with Military Rites conducted by the McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard. Memorials have been designated to St. Mark Lutheran Church, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 19, 2022