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Information for Glen Keslar

24 March, 1929 - 8 June, 1997

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

11 June, 1997
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Glen Keslar

    Glen Keslar, 68, of Nampa, died peacefully in his sleep with his family beside him at a Nampa hospital on Sunday, June 8, 1997.  Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, 1997, at the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.  Pastor Royce Wright will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Glen was born on March 24, 1929, in Alma, Nebraska, one of four children, to parents, Herman Keslar and Bessie Cassens Keslar.  Glen moved to Idaho with his family in his teen years.
    He married Mary E. Owens on December 24, 1948, in Nampa, and together they raised seven children.  They enjoyed camping and fishing.
    Glen started driving truck in 1950 for Gundy Brown, hauling sheep.  Later, he drove for several other companies including Falen, Idaho Meat Packers, Armours, Stein Distributing, Gus Hackler and Carnation.  Glen started Glen Keslar Trucking in 1982 when he purchased his own 18 wheeler.  As an owner and operator he leased his truck out to Carnation and Containers West prior to retiring in 1995 after 45 years of doing what he loved ...Trucking.
    He is survived by four daughters, Glena Sherman of Juliaetta, ID, Billie Jo Hammond of Nampa, Bonnie Garcia of Sacramento, CA, and Sharon Hodge of  Houston, MO; three sons, John Keslar and Don Bristow, both of Nampa, and Frank Bristow of Ontario, OR; a step-father, Orville Case of Anderson, CA; a sister, Velma Telitz of North Platte, NB; an uncle, Gail Cassens of McCall, ID; 19 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren, several in laws, nieces, nephews and many friends.
    Glen was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Mary, of 44 years, two brothers, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The family would like to thank Dr. Betty Ball, the Alzheimers Association, Western Pines Rehabilitation and Living Center and Mercy Medial Center Third Floor Staff for all of their support and care throughout his ordeal.
    Memorial contributions may be made in Glen's name to the Boise Chapter Alzheimers Assoc., 4696 Overland Rd. Suite 482, Boise, Idaho 83705 or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the Alsip Chapel on Thursday, from 5 to 8 p.m.

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