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Glen W. Boreen
(July 5, 1919 - November 18, 2012)

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Glen W. Boreen

Glen W. Boreen passed away November 18, 2012 surrounded by his family at home. He was 93. Glen was born July 5, 1919 in Spooner, Wisconsin.

Glen attended the Evaline School until 1933 and graduated from Winlock High School in 1937. During WWII, Glen served in England as a Top Turret Gunner and Flight Engineer on the famous Boeing B-17. While attached to the 305th Bomb Group, he flew 25 combat missions over Europe, several of which were with Curtis LeMay as his pilot.

Among his decorations, Glen was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; the Distriguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster for heroism in the air.

After the war he returned to Winlock and, with his father Bill and brother Lloyd, founded Boreen Lumber Co. serving the community from 1948 until he retired in 1985.

Glen is survived by his beloved wife, Floy at home; his daughter Zan Simpson, 4 sons: Jerry Barnett, Steve Barnett, Phil Boreen and Mike Barnett, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Glen was preceded in death by 2 wives, Isobel Nelson and Eileen Barnett.

No services are planned.

Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock.


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