[Tall-Corn] Sad news for the Iowa Affiliate

Scott Van Gorp svangorp at nfbi.org
Thu Jun 18 02:06:12 UTC 2020

Good Evening Federation Family:

It is with extreme sadness that I write this evening to all of you. I
received word last night that a treasured member of the Des Moines chapter
of the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa, Mike Glynn, passed away
last Thursday, June 11, 2020. Mike served the chapter and affiliate in a
number of different capacities, from being on the chapter board to picketing
along side many of us in front of the Des Moines Federal building in protest
of Section 14C of the Fair Labor Standards Act. He served the Federation
much the same way I suspect he served his country in the military, with
honor, grace, and humility. Thank you, Mike, for your service to this
country, the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa, and the world as a
whole. Below is the link to Mike's obituary and the information for the
visitation tomorrow. I have pasted the text for those who are unable to
access the link.         




Michael David Glynn

August 9, 1956 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 63)


Michael D Glynn, 63, a former Registered Nurse, passed away June 11, 2020 at
the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines. 

A Visitation honoring his life will be held from 4-6pm Thursday, June 18th
at Henderson's Funeral Home.  Military Honors will begin at 4:00 pm. Masks
are required and per the family's request, young children are not allowed
for this service. 

Michael David Glynn was born August 9, 1956 to Arthur James Glynn and
Glenease Helen (Williams) Glynn in New York. Michael's dad got a new
teaching position and moved the family to Des Moines.

Michael attended East High School and later the University of Iowa. He was a
huge Hawkeye fan. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served
as a Combat Medic. His service took him to Germany, Texas and California.
After his honorable discharge from the army his used his skills to attend
Mercy School of Nursing. He was employed as a Registered Nurse at Broadlawns
and Mercy Medical Centers.

Michael  married an Army nurse named Renee Allen. To this union two sons
were born: Justin and Andrew. Michael and Renee were married for over 20
years and remained friends after the marriage ended.

Michael enjoyed golf, reading, football, basketball and fishing. He was a
Cub Scout leader and won various awards from the National Federation for the
Blind. He was affectionately called "professor" because he possessed a
wealth of knowledge. He would share that knowledge through the 'art of

Michael passed away on June 11, 2020. He was preceded in death by his
father, Arthur. He leaves fond memories with his sons, Justin and Andrew
(Tina Fry) Glynn; mother, Glenease Glynn; brother Mark (Angela Book) Glynn
and sister, Marjorie (Chuck) Joelson; his former wife and friend, Renee
Allen Glynn, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends



June 18, 2020
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Henderson's Highland Park Funeral Home
3500 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50313



Scott Van Gorp, President

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa
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