Glenn Ray Hultberg

1938 - 2021

of Algonquin


Glenn Ray Hultberg, age 82, of Algonquin formerly of Goodyear, AZ and Des Plaines, IL passed away on April 14, 2021.

He was born in Chicago, IL on October 12, 1938 the son of David and Nancy (Linn) Hultberg.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife Ann Shirley Hultberg and his brother David Hultberg.

He is survived by his loving daughter Jill (Tim) Marciniak, his granddaughters Lauren and Anna, his brother-in-law Robert Henzly (Beatrice), sister-in-law Donna Hultberg and many cousins, nieces & nephews.

Glenn grew up in Chicago and graduated from Lane Tech High School. He started working at Ramcel Engineering Company in high school and went on to a 45 year career there as a highly skilled tool and die maker. Those who worked with Glenn often mentioned he was the best tool & die maker they had ever worked with.

Glenn met the love of his life Ann on a blind date. They were a perfect match and married on April 15, 1967. Glenn and Ann lived in Des Plaines, IL where they raised their daughter Jill. Jill was the apple of Glenn’s eye and his love and dedication to her was without question one of his greatest achievements in life. Jill and Glenn were in Indian Princesses with the YMCA and enjoyed many adventures together with lasting memories.

Glenn enjoyed scuba diving, traveling, and corvettes. He was a life long bowler, having multiple 300 games over his career. He was a diehard Chicago Blackhawks, Bears and Cubs fan. He was the type of person always willing to lend a helping hand and was a great neighbor and friend to many.

When Glenn and Ann retired, they moved to Goodyear, AZ to enjoy a life of sun and relaxing. They loved to travel and being active members of their Church always volunteering and serving others.

Glenn was a Grandfather to twin girls, Lauren and Anna who affectionately called him PAPPAP. Glenn enjoyed his grandchildren, always going to sporting events and school concerts. A favorite Christmas Eve tradition was when he would read Twas The Night Before Christmas to the girls.

Glenn had a full life of traveling, doing things he loved, spending time with family and friends. His legacy will live on through those who knew and loved him. His mark left on this world will remain forever, as a great son, brother, husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle and friend.

He is now at peace and reunited with Ann and the rest of his loved ones where they can be together for eternity and celebrate their lives together.

There will be no services at this time. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Church organization where Glenn was a dedicated volunteer: CELC Outreach, 918 S. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ 85338.

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Norm kraus

April 18, 2021 3:09 PM

I worked with Glen at Ramcel for over 30 years. He definitely was the best die maker I knew and great co-worker. He will be remembered and be missed. Norm Kraus

Woodworth ‘s

April 18, 2021 11:17 AM

We’re so sorry to hear about your dad ‘s passing away. He and your mom were great neighbors and friends. Please accept our condolences. Wayne and Priscilla Woodworth

Jerry Gross

April 17, 2021 1:35 PM

I met Glenn when I started my apprenticeship at Ramcel in 1960, I worked with Glenn as a diemaker and business owner for over 30 years. He was not only the best diemaker I worked with, he was one of the fastest. we bowled , fished, and played softball together for many years, we became best friends. In 1961 he stood up in my wedding with my wife Judy, he must have liked the date April 15, because 6 years later, he and Ann got married ( I think Ann proposed to Glenn ) on the same date. Needless to say as couples , we shared many of great dinner dates. parties, and just getting together at one anothers house.
Even though they moved to Arizona, we always stayed in touch. I never seen Glenn one time get mad or upset, and to this day, 61 years later, I have never heard anyone say a negative thing about Glenn....WOW what a tribute.

I will really miss my good friend, But I'm happy he got to join Ann for their anniversary...

Jerry and Judy Gross

Darrel Bjornson

April 17, 2021 12:31 PM

To the Family of Glenn Hultberg,
I volunteered in the Outreach Program with Glenn at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Goodyear, AZ.  For many years we rode together in the van to pick up food at St Mary's Food Bank and bring it back to the church....Glenn drove and I was the passenger.  We had many good conversations on that trek to and from the Food Bank.  I always looked forward to it!  Although we were quite different in many ways, we never lacked for topics to discuss.  Glenn was a kind and humble man.

Please know that the many good memories you had with Glenn over the years will sustain you during this difficult time.  You have my deepest condolences. 

Darrel Bjornson

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