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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Glenn Walter Pittsley
November 5, 1923 - September 24, 2022

Place of Birth: Berg, North Dakota
Residence: Bowman, ND formerly of Watford City, ND
Age: 98

Glenn Walter Pittsley was born November 5, 1923, to Ernest & Irene (Kummer) Pittsley in Berg, ND in McKenzie County. He was raised on the family farm and attended country school through the 8th grade. He enlisted in the US Army on January 17, 1945. He served in WW II in Japan as a truck driver. He was honorably discharged on October 21, 1946. He returned to the family farm to help his father and also worked for local farmers in the area.

On June 18, 1950, he married Betty Jore in Sidney, MT. They made their home in Watford City where they raised their 10 children. In March of 1952 he started working for the ND Highway Department in Watford City and worked there for 34 years before transferring to the Bowman District for two more years. He retired in 1988 after 36 years of service.

On February 14, 1986, he married Rosalie (Engesser) Stein in Bridger, MT. They made their home just north of Bowman, ND. Glenn built a shop and planted several rows of trees on the property and loved grooming and decorating their yard. He loved gardening and always planted a large garden every year through age 93. He canned all his produce and made the best pickled beets and tomato juice. At age 94 he was preparing his garden for planting when he had a bad fall and had brain surgery. His mobility was affected, and he had to be in a wheelchair.

Christmas was his favorite holiday, and he always decorated the inside & outside of the house and the yard. He made several of the decorations himself. He collected horse figurines for several years. Many times, he would go to auctions sales and find a box of junk that had one figurine in it so he would buy the box. The spare bedroom in his house was affectionately called the horse room as it was filled with his collection.

Glenn enjoyed fishing and camping with his family. The family all knew that Father’s Day weekend would be spent at the lake. He went deer hunting with family members every fall and harvested his last deer when he was 90 years old. He loved hunting in the badlands. His favorite hobby was dancing. When he would attend a dance, he would spend almost the entire evening on the dance floor. He enjoyed going to rodeos and attended the NFR in Las Vegas several years with family members.

In June of 2018 he entered the Southwest Healthcare nursing home in Bowman and resided there until the time of his death.

Glenn is survived by his wife, Rosalie Pittsley of Bowman. His sons, Donald Pittsley and Jim (Kristy) Pittsley of Watford City, ND; his daughters, Karen (Dale) Hagen of Arnegard, ND, Ellen (Jim) Jefferson of Mandan, ND and Nancy (Dennis) Cornwell of St. Thomas, ND; daughters-in-law, Mary Pittsley of Bismarck, ND, Sandee Pittsley of Killdeer, ND and Merlita Pittsley of San Diego, CA; son-in-law, Dwight Norby of Keene, ND; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Violet Primmer of Post Falls, ID and Doris (John) Walters of Puyallup, WA; sisters-in-law, Jean Pittsley of Libby, MT and Jane Pittsley of Rathdrum, ID and several nieces and nephews; He is also survived by Rosalie’s children, Shannon (Jim) Lewton, Theresa (Mark) Stinchfield, Bonnie (Eric) Comier, Allen (Patti) Stein and Jim (Jamie) Stein; his sisters-in-law, Faye Burke, Sharon (Larry) Kromarek and Roberta Engesser; and brother-in-law, Robert (Mary) Engesser.

He was preceded in death by his sons, David Pittsley, Leroy Pittsley and Glenn (Bub) Pittsley; his daughters, Della Norby and Louise Arnold; son-in-law, David Arnold; his first wife, Betty Pittsley; his brothers, Robert, Neil, Ernie, Arlo and Dale Pittsley; his sisters, Isabel Menge, Phyllis Knecht and Maybell Judkins; his parents; and several relatives & friends.

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Susan Nelson (Rathdrum, ID)
Sep 26, 2022
Uncle Glenn was my most favorite uncle. I have some amazing memories of him coming to Idaho or is coming back there for visits. He was an amazing brother, friend and confidante to my dad Arlo Pittsley. They are sitting in heaven catching up on old times
Ken and Tudy (Snydal) Flesher (Oklahoma City , OK)
Sep 26, 2022
So sorry for your loss. He has lived a long life. We were neighbors for all my growing up years. We knew both families.
Larry Fisketjon (Watford , North Dakota )
Sep 26, 2022
Shelly Rogness
Sep 27, 2022
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Rob & Babe Olson (N.V.)
Sep 27, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers for all the family.
Eugene Turnquist (Watford City, N D)
Sep 27, 2022
Condolences to you all will be great missed by one and all.
Sep 27, 2022
Kerry Broderson Ryan (Grand Forks, ND)
Sep 27, 2022
I’m so sorry to hear about your sweet dad. I didn’t realize how involved he was in the community and what his hobbies were after he retired. He accomplished so much in his lifetime. Please know we’re thinking of all of you.
Rod & Renee Engesser-Bisgaard (Spearfish, SD)
Oct 1, 2022
Our deepest sympathy to all of Glen’s & Rosalie's families. We have fond memories of Glen & Rosalie when we would swing in and visit for a while; they were so welcoming, kind, and loving. Glen was such a kind, friendly man who loved Rosalie so much. We loved Glen and will treasure memories of him and his love for family. Renee & Rod Bisgaard
Joan & Doug Judkins (Bridger )
Oct 1, 2022
God speed good and faithful servant. Very nice service.
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