Glenn Edward Tidwell passed away peacefully at his apartment in Grand Chute, WI on May 25, 2023 at the age of 97. He was born in Anaconda, MT on February 12, 1926, to Clarence and Millie (Shandy) Tidwell. Glenn’s father passed away when he was one month old. When Glenn was 16 years old his mother asked him to quit school to help his two brothers with the small dairy farm. He later went on to get his GED. Later he attended Junior College in California with a Major in Mathematics.
Glenn joined the Army Air Force at the age of 17 entering the service as a Cadet during the later part of WW II. He trained to become either a pilot, navigator or bombardier as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Air Corp. His training was part of the U. S. Army Bomber Squadron. He received an Honorable Discharge from the US Military on October 31, 1945.
Glenn married Carol Janet Adams on May 4, 1949. As a civilian he started out as an airplane mechanic, and proudly worked his way up to become a Flight Engineer, then a Co-Pilot, and finally a Captain on a Boeing 737 aircraft. He retired from Frontier Airlines at the age of 60. After his retirement Glenn took up wood working and made beautiful furniture and cabinets. He also did wood turning making various bowls, vases and smaller items. In his lifetime he lived in Montana, Oregon, Japan, California, Colorado, Washington and the last four years of his life he lived in Wisconsin.
Glenn is survived by two daughters, Terry (Tidwell) Weinfurter and husband Thomas of Appleton, WI, Alice (Tidwell) Valentine of Mesa, AZ, and Robert Tidwell and wife Bonnie of Henderson, Nevada; 6 grandchildren, Mark Weinfurter, Jason Weinfurter, Michael Acree, Andrea (Acree) Holliday, John Tidwell, and Krystal Tidwell; and eight great-grandchildren.
Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Tidwell who passed away July 23, 2013, his brothers Kenneth Tidwell and Eugene Tidwell, and his parents Clarence and Millie Tidwell.