a tribute to glyn gilman: looking forward to seeing you again

GLYN GILMAN’S OBITUARY

 A TRIBUTE IN PICTURES

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.

It is a sad day as I sit here trying to clear my mind and type through the tears.  Even though we all knew that this day was coming, it does not make it any easier. “Papa” went to be with Jesus earlier today.

Those who knew him would agree that Glyn Gilman was an amazing man.  I would go as far as saying that Glyn was the greatest man I ever personally knew —- a Godly man of impeccable character —- a man whom I pray my son emulates as he himself becomes a man. 

Glyn was not only one of the funniest, smartest, and wittiest men I have ever been around, he was  undoubtedly one of most loving, most giving, and most humble as well.  He was also the toughest.  Debilitated in his later years by the after-effects of childhood polio (Post-Polio Syndrome), Glyn was a modern-day JOB who never complained about the cards life had dealt him.  And despite his physical adversities, his faith was on display for all to see —- a life constantly, consistently, and purposefully lived as a witness for Christ.  Like the old timers like to say, “He cut a wide swath”.  As a long-time teacher / coach / principal, “Mr Gilman” touched countless lives and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.   We love you.

Glyn Wendell Gilman, age 75, of Imperial MO went home to The Lord Saturday April 20, 2013.   Glyn was born January 15, 1938 in Belgrade, MO.  Glyn is survived by his wife Mary Lou Gilman, his daughter, Amy Schierling (Russell), his son Randy Gilman (Joy) and six grandchildren Malachi, Michaela, Grace  Adelyn (Schierling) Keira and Jackson (Gilman). His sister Ladonna Whaley (Orville), his brother Jim Gilman (Donna) and sister  Robin Dickmann (Doug).   Glyn was preceded in death by his parents,Clyde and Dorothy Gilman and sister Clyta Richart.   Husband, father, brother, paw-paw, teacher, coach and friend to many, he will be missed!   Those of you who knew Glyn will understand why one of his favorite verses was Isaiah 40:31

GLYN, MALACHI, & MICHAELA

BEHIND EVERY GOOD MAN IS A GOOD WOMAN — OR IN THIS CASE, TWO


TROUT FISHING AT MONTOUK




GLYN AND BROTHER JIM CARVE THE TURKEY

CLEANING FISH BEHIND MY OFFICE

Glyn Gilman


GLYN, MALACHI, ROBIN, & DOUG AT THE CABIN IN THE SUMMERTIME

MALACHI HELPS GRANDPA
GET GUSSIED UP

THE LITTLE ONE-ROOM CABIN IN THE WOODS


GLYN AND MARY LOU’S FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD


THE VIEW FROM THE FRONT PORCH OF THE CABIN

GLYN AND MARY LOU FRYING FRESH FISH AT THE CABIN

GLYN TAKES MALACHI & MICHAELA FOR A RIDE AROUND THE LAKE

KEIRA AND GLYN AT THE CABIN

DEAD-EYE LEFTY

GRANDPA AND MICHAELA

PAPA AND HIS LITTLE BEAUTY

LUNCH BY THE LAKE

PAPA AND KEIRA

ON THE SCHIERLING’S FRONT PORCH

GLYN AND MARY LOU
A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN

PAPA AND MICHAELA

FISHING AT UNCLE RANDY’S

MAKING GRANDPA PROUD

PROUD GRANDPARENTS

GATHERED AT THE TABLE

MALACHI AND GRANDPA

AT THE CABIN

THE FIRST THREE GRANDKIDS


TROUT FISHING AT MONTOUK

BISCUITS & GRAVY AFTER TURKEY HUNTING

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS FANS



GRANDPA AND HIS LITTLE BUDDY RIDING AT THE CABIN

MALACHI RACING GRANDPA

CLEANING FISH

GLYN AND MICHAELA FISHING

GRANDPA FRYING FISH

EATING AT THE JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE

PAPA AND BABY KIERA

MALACHI AND PAPA SHOOTING OFF THE BACK DECK

PAPA HELPING KALA SHOOT FROM THE BACK DECK

THE DAY PAPA TOOK MALACHI TO KILL HIS FIRST TURKEY

GOOD BYE GLYN
WE ALREADY MISS YOU MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW.
LOOKING FORWARD TO A GRAND REUNION SOME DAY!

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