Glenn Arthur Nagel was born July 30, 1937 in LaSalle, Illinois, the son of Arthur L and Esther J (Johnson) Nagel. He graduated from Newark High School in 1955 and received his BS in agriculture with a minor in business from Illinois State. He served in the Army Reserves from 1960-1964.Glenn was a life long farmer. On August 14, 1964 Glenn was united in marriage to June Claire Gealow at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Yorkville, Illinois.
Together they made their home in Newark until 2001, when they moved to Parnell, Iowa. Glenn was a former member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Yorkville and served as treasurer and on the church council and served as an officer with the Immanuel Lutheran Brotherhood. He was a member of the Kendall County Farm Bureau, and Ottawa Milk Producers Association. After moving to Iowa, he became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Conroy, the Church ESR and Iowa County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed John Deere tractors, Studebaker cars, being outdoors, fishing, gardening and woodworking. Glenn died on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Colonial Manor in Amana, Iowa, at the age of 81 years.