BLUST Glen Howard
of Clarkston, went to be with the Lord October 9, 2015 at 84 years of age. Loving husband of Roberta “Bobbi” for 21 years and the late Beverly; dearest father of Michael (Holly) Blust, Roger Blust, the late Margaret Dean, John Blust, Jeffrey (Angela) Blust, Therese (Patrick) Tierney and Glen Blust; grandfather of Christopher (Casey), Jessica (Eduardo), Corin, Beverly (Demi), Evan, Peter, and Matthew (Sarah); great grandfather of 4; Roberta’s children Andy (Camie) and their children Scott, Andy, and Keegan; Michael, Patrick, and the late Matthew Hull. Glen graduated from St. Michael’s in 1950 and served in the US Marines from 1951-1953. He retired from Pontiac General Hospital in 1986 as director of maintenance. Glen was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church and enjoyed traveling, gardening, hunting, fishing, boating and just plain tinkering. His joyous laugh will be dearly missed by his beloved family and friends.
Family will receive friends Monday from 4:00-9:00 PM at COATS FUNERAL HOME-CLARKSTON, 8909 Dixie Highway, Clarkston and Tuesday 10:30 AM at church.
Funeral Mass Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 5481 Dixie Highway, Waterford. Interment follows at All Saints Cemetery, Waterford.
Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.
Craig & Sue Blust
We will miss your smiles and your laugh. We will miss your great outlook on life and we will miss having you here with us.
God has brought you, the last of the 4 Blust brothers, back together.
We can only imagine, all of those that we have lost over the years, that are there to meet you with arms open wide.
We love you and we will miss you.
The Ralph & Adele Blust family.
Karen and Tim Mason
The phone rang yesterday morning before 6am, and no one was there. We like to think that call came from Uncle Glen as he signed off from this world and moved on to the next, albeit there are so many others he would have likely called first. It more than likely came from a family member calling to share the sad news, only to realize the three hour time difference and hung up. As I write, I’m sitting in one of those captain chairs that Uncle Glen rescued from Pontiac General Hospital when they decided to update their boardroom. He saw the value in things and people and loved being part of life and creating new experiences. Glen and Bobbi were the great adventurers in their massive RV, covering every single corner of the country as they discovered new places and people, making new friends and inviting old friends to come along on a journey of exploration and pure fun. Kind of reminds me of one of those hunting dogs Uncle Glen had, perched on a seat or in the back of the truck with his head out the window taking in the full force of the wind in anticipation of what lies ahead. And, parties at Uncle Glen’s and Aunt Bev’s growing up were the best. In the summer we played outside well into the night, and in the winter we freely ran through the house in a game of hide-and-seek or were downstairs trying to figure out the ever-growing train set-up. I remember bumping into Uncle Glen as I ran though the kitchen, and rather than scolding me or asking me to slow down… he used the opportunity of a captive audience to tell me some random story of his childhood. I can’t recall the story, but it always started out, “I remember when your dad and I were…” and then it would go on in detail for what seemed to be eternity. Well, we are sure that Uncle Glen is chuckling with that higher pitched ha, ha, ha laugh, over a couple of good stories of all of the great times he has had the chance to be a part of and create with all us family and friends over the years. We will miss him terribly. Love, Karen and Tim
Vickey (Hughes) Dennis
I am very sorry to hear of Glen's passing. I did get to see Glen and Bobbi a few years ago at dinner in Frankenmuth with my uncles Rolland, Lyle, and Lloyd Hughes. God's blessings be with all the family.
Glen Blust was my "other" father. He taught me to water ski, let me shoot my first shotgun, and how to raise a crow. Some crazy stuff. But what I most remember is his humility and humor. Mr. Blust was always up for some fun, he had cool cars, his kids were my playmates, and I remember the hose fights and baseball games in the back yard. I love Mr. Blust and I pray for his speedy passage to heaven where his final home lies.
Ralph and Mary Pardo
Worked with Glen and his great crew at PGH for many years. We were deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Glen always was a gentleman and had a real Service mentality and helped moved our Hospital always in a positive direction. He and I were also Marine Corps Veterans. We wish Glen peace, and send prayers to his family during this most difficult time of bereavement. Semper Fi Glen. RIP Brother.
I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
My thoughts and prayers to the entire Blust Family. Glen and Beverly were my Godparents and held a special place in my heart. When "The Godfather" came to see me there was always a smile on his face. A good man, he will be missed.
Maureen (Burns) Francis
I'm so sorry for your loss. Glen was such a huge part of my childhood memories. Living behind us growing up was like an extended family.
I just read this, I am so sorry for you. I have such great memory of your Dad. He was definitely the coolest dad back in our High school days. I like how he called everyone "Wheels". I think of him every time I tell people to throw their spent corncobs away from the picnic table...brilliant. I gotta start calling people "Wheels"