Dad’s Memorial Service Information

Dad’s obituary will be in the Wednesday paper and we’ll post it on here on Wednesday.  His memorial service will be on Thursday March 17th, 2011 at 4pm at the new Highland Park Community Church in Casper Wyoming.  Newcomer Funeral Home will oversee the services.  In lieu of flowers please consider donating to SafeKids of Wyoming care of Wyoming Medical Center Foundation, 1233 East 2nd St. Casper, WY 82601 or the Glen Legler Scholarship care of Wells Fargo Bank, P.O. Box 2799, Casper, WY 82601.  Thanks everyone so much for your kind words and support.


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7 Responses to Dad’s Memorial Service Information

  1. Bill Bowers says:

    Glen was a true friend to all he met. Be that in his local community, school, state association or the national level where I had the privilege to meet and work with him over the past eight years. Legg’s was the consummate professional. He was always looking for ways to make his school or state AD association better, not anything about what he did was for himself. Over the years during the annual trek to the Section 8 meeting in Spokane or Couer d’Alene with fellow Wyoming and Montana AD’s Glen touched so many of us from the various state associations.
    The day he got his “Hole-in-One” was a special moment he shared with us all many times over. We will raise a toast and celebrate his life and friendship until we meet at Heaven’s gate.
    May God grant your family peace and comfort during this difficult time. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bill and all the members Glen’s Oregon family of athletic directors.

  2. Gary DeGooyer says:

    Glen was a great person who we met through section 8 meetings in Spokane. Myself and other Montana athletic Directors always appreciated Glen and his dedication to the profession in which he put so much time and effort. His family always supported him or he would not have been so successful. We worked hard at our section meetings and Glen was leader. The joy that we all shared when Glen hit his hole in one. Some of heard the roar all over the golf course. What a great thing to happen to Glen. Glen will be remember for his work with the NIAAA and all activities in his community. God bless and celebrate the good thing that Glen accomplished.

    From Gary And the Montana Athletic Directors Association.

  3. Diane Guerttman says:

    And Then Some
    These three little words are the secret to success.
    They are the difference between average people and exceptional people. Exceptional people always do what is expected…and then some.
    They are thoughtful of others; they are considerate and kind…and then some.
    They meet their obligations and responsibilities fairly and squarely…and then some…they are good friends and helpful neighbors…and then some. They can be counted on in an emergency…and then some.
    I am thankful for people like this, for they make the world more livable. Their spirit of service is summed up in these little words…and then some.

    The author, Carl Holmes, must have known Glen.
    Diane and Friends from Safe Kids of Central Wyoming

    Diane and Friends of Safe Kids of Central Wyoming

  4. Patti,

    Glen is with our Lord Jesus today. He will no longer have to suffer pain, sickness, or worry. Although he will be missed and never replaced in our hearts. Heaven is celebrating the arrival of a fine man. Glen will be singing and fishing all day long.

    Our prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    Gary and Anna Wren

  5. Sal says:

    Dishin’ with Sal: The toughest loss of all
    Posted March 15, 2011

    High school sports is all about winning and losing. And that, we all know, translates to more than just the scoreboard. It’s about how you win and how you lose; what you learn from each; if you improve every day; all of those blackboard sayings that really do matter in life as well as in high school.

    So it’s impossible to realize how much I will miss Glen Legler, who died Saturday at 61.

    The first time I remember seeing him was at Thunderbird Gym at Casper College, leaning against the east wall with his red Dean Morgan polo shirt on and a massive ring of keys jangling from his belt.

    He was helping run the state tournaments, like he would for the rest of his life, including 17 years as athletic director at Natrona and a year and a half of a much too short “retirement.”

    Although that was my first memory of him, he often reminded me that he had known me since I was a “cute little girl,” at my parents’ house on Curtis Street in Laramie. Since I don’t recall ever being cute — or little — that was a nice thing for him to say.

    When you’re with someone from 8:30 a.m. until after midnight three days in a row, then two weeks in a row, as we were at the state basketball tournaments — not to mention wrestling and track and hundreds more hours at Natrona — a kind of bond develops.

    When I was pregnant with Mouse at the 1990 state tournaments, I was “morning sick” all day — and night. My bachelor boss at the time did not have much sympathy. And so it was Legler who made sure I had little Pepsi cups of 7-Up all day at my courtside seat.

    Those who didn’t really know him might think that he was just doing his job. Those who know him know how deeply he cared about people, from young kids and their parents to kids from other towns.

    His involvement went way beyond the school district to the chamber’s Sports & Attractions Committee and the Community Recreation Foundation, which made sure kids could participate in city recreational sports even if they couldn’t afford it.

    Fritz the Dad died much too young. So did Glen.

    And it’s the toughest high school sports loss of all.

    Community News editor Sally Ann Shurmur can be reached at (307) 266-0520; [email protected]; read her blog at; or follow her on Twitter @WYOSAS

  6. I’ve known and loved Glen for nigh on 15 years now . . . he sent me the “short bus is here” ring tone (lol) . . . HE is driving that bus now! We’ll all miss him madly! He was SUCH a positive influence and a commanding presence . . . doing it all without any expectation for himself, without expecting any accolades for himself – so selfless. You, his family . . . suffered through your own sacrifices . . . I know . . . you didn’t get enough of him “in the day” . . . just know that his influence both because of you and within you lives on, timelessly.

    Faye B. Thornton and the Kentucky “delegation”

  7. Chris Cleveland says:

    Glen was a friend to all. No pretense with who he was. I was sad to hear of his passing at such a young age-the same as mine. As a CHS ’68 classmate, he will be missed. As a friend, never forgotten. As a husband and father I am positive he fit the saying in an English proverb: “One father is more than a hundred school-masters”.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
    Chris Cleveland

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