Glen Warren Monson passed away peacefully on March 27, 2020. Born July 10, 1935 in Fargo, North Dakota, Glen was the third of four children born to Lloyd and Therese Monson, who farmed just south of Fargo in Wolverton, Minnesota. He began helping his Dad in the field driving tractor when he was very young, standing in order to do so and never outgrew his love of farming. His John Deere and Kubota replaced farm equipment in later years.
Glen left Minnesota when he was drafted by the US Army in 1955. He began his basic training in Fort Chaffee Army base in Port Smith, Arkansas attached to the 8oth Battalion, 5th Armored “Victory” Division. Upon completion of basic training, he was transferred to Fort Knox, Kentucky where he was trained to drive tanks and was attached to A Company, 1st Medical Tank Division, 34th Armored Division at Fort Lewis, Washington until his discharge in 1957.
After his discharge, Glen moved to Vancouver, Washington where he began his building career, apprenticing in a cabinet shop. He soon realized there was a growing demand for carpenters in the area. He found employment with various general contractors where he learned the building trade. After a few years in the field, he decided like all Norwegians, that there is a right way, a wrong way and the Norwegian way, which meant always striving to do the best job for his clients. In 1970 he teamed up with a friend and created the Inter-Island Construction. Glen took great pride in his work and his building reputation.
Glen was a proud member of The American Legion for 42 years and twice served as Commander. He was also a member of the Ceremonial Post 93 Color Guard.
Glen is survived by his wife, Eloise; daughters: Shelley (Bart) Curtis and Sherri (Paul) Doherty; five grandchildren: Katie (Jeff) Spinner, Bobby Curtis, Lindsay (Jason) Gross, Patrick (Caitlin) Doherty and Ryan Doherty; three great-grandchildren: Shaye and Joshua Spinner and Juliet Gross; brother: Gary (Diane); 5 nephews and 2 nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ginger; and brother Leon.
An urn committal will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 19 at the Mount Baker Cemetery in Eastsound.
Glen’s family extends their deepest thanks to the team at Alpha Home Health, followed by the care and support of Hospice of the Northwest who enabled Glen to remain at home and cared for by his family.