Glen Walter Legler died Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo., surrounded by his children and siblings.
A frequent visitor to Craig, Glen enjoyed spending time at the Simpson Ranch.
Glen was born June 25, 1950, in Cody, Wyo., to Craig natives Fred Davis Legler and Maxine Deakins Legler.
He grew up in a large, close-knit family, which provided the solid foundation for the life of love, honesty, integrity and hard work that he lived and expected of others.
Glen spent his youth in Linch and Cody, graduating from Cody High School in 1968.
He received degrees from the University of Wyoming and enjoy-
ed a 36-year career in education.
For 19 years, he coached and taught mathematics to junior high students in Lakewood, and at Dean Morgan Junior High in Casper, before becoming the activities director at Natrona County High School in Casper.
After 17 years in that position, Glen retired in 2009. Retirement was just a label, as he never really quit working.
His final day of life was spent making preparations for the state basketball tournament.
Glen served in numerous community, state and national organizations that benefited youth, and was considered a staple at Wyoming’s high school state tournaments. He also loved to sing and “rang chords” with the Oil City Slickers barbershop group for many years.
Glen married Patti Simpson on July 24,1976, in Craig.
She survives him, along with their sons Jason and Scott, of Oregon, and Brad (Ashle), of Casper, Wyo., and daughter Stacy of Casper.
He also leaves grandson Adrian, of Oregon; brothers Larry (Mary), of Sheridan, Wyo., and Fred “Fritz” (Susan Warner), of Powell, Wyo.; and sisters Pat Bronnenberg, of Cody, and Jennet (Pat) Ballinger, of Dubois, Wyo.
Others surviving include Janette Reihm, of Cortez; brother-in-law Jim (Kathy) Simpson, of Craig, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins including Tom, Bob and Rich Deakins, of Craig.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents and a brother-in-law.
A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Highland Park Community Church in Casper under the direction of Newcomer Funeral Home.
Memorial donations may be made to SafeKids of Wyoming, in care of the Wyoming Medical Center Foundation, 1233 E. Second St., Casper, Wyo., 82601, or to The Glen Legler Scholarship, Wells Fargo Bank, P.O. Box 2799, Casper, Wyo., 82601.