Glen Edward Leighton
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Glen Edward Leighton, 81, of Eyota, MN passed away Saturday, January 30, 2021 peacefully in his sleep at home.
Glen was born on March 4, 1939 in Wasioja to Ed and Anna (Blood) Leighton. Glen attended Claremont High School and graduated from West Concord in 1957. On January 21, 1961, he married Donna M. Egge at Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester. Glen worked at IBM for 34 years.
Glen's passion was horses. He spent most of his life riding, showing, and judging (WSCA) horses throughout southeastern Minnesota. One of Glen's most cherished memories was participating in a Buffalo Roundup in SD. Glen and Donna traveled many winters to TX, where they enjoyed happy hours with friends and LOVED dancing! Glen relished the great outdoors; hunting, fishing, boating, and camping. His grandkids were his pride. All of them will never forget their first horse ride with Grandpa.
Glen is survived by his wife of 60 years, Donna; son, Jon (Donna) Leighton of Lake City; daughters, Julie (Don) Blumer of Fountain, Janae (Dan) Monnet of Rochester; seven grandchildren, Nicole (Karl) Gerber, Corey (Bailey) Leighton, Jessica (Bryan) Leighton, Justin Blumer, Jenna Blumer, Taylor (Dillon) Monnet, Lindsey Monnet; one great granddaughter, Karlee Gerber; sister, Betty (Phil) Schuster of Kasson; sister-in-law, Marian Leighton of Cedar Falls, IA; and many other relatives.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Jack Leighton.
A celebration of Glen's life will be held in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, 1105 12th St. SE, Rochester, MN on Friday, February 5, 2021. The family will greet visitors from 1:00-3:00pm followed by a service at 3:00pm. Interment will be at Oakwood East Cemetery following the service.
Memorials are preferred to Parkinson's research at michaeljfox.org
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com