Glenn Keldsen, 78,
of Chesterton, died of a stroke on November 22, 2014, shortly after
returning home from an excellent trip to Prague and Budapest.
Glenn is survived
by his wife Suzanne Keldsen, his son David Keldsen of Toronto, Canada; his
son Daniel Keldsen of Quincy, MA; stepson Nathan Barnett of Port Townsend,
WA; stepson Benjamin Barnett of Pittsburgh, PA; sister Lenore Teuber of
Grass Valley, CA; brother Donald Keldsen of Ellicott City, MD; three
grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Glenn retired from
Purdue University North Central in 2005, having taught chemistry there for
17 years. He had previously taught at Penn State New Kensington, at Kansas
State, and at Clarion State (PA). Glenn also did chemistry research at
Argonne National Laboratory.
Glenn was for many
years an officer of the condos at Westchester Village on the Green where he
and Suzanne lived for 26 years. Glenn was treasurer of his church for
several years and sang in the choir. He was past-president of the Valparaiso
Oldtime Dance Society where he loved to dance and do photography for the
monthly dances at which Suzanne played the fiddle.
There will be a
memorial service in celebration of Glenn's life held at 11:00 a.m. this
Saturday, January 3, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Hobart.
The memorial will be followed by lunch in the parish hall. The church is
located at 497 Main Street in Hobart, IN, across from the Dairy Queen.
In lieu of flowers,
donations can be made to the Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County,
2401 Valley Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383 or to the First Unitarian
Universalist Church of Hobart. Donations to the church should be mailed to
P.O. Box 291, Hobart, IN 46242.