Glen Legler

Aug. 9, 1925-Dec. 28, 2013

Glen Albert Legler was born August 9, 1925, in Marysville, Idaho, to Albert H. and Alta J. (Riggs) Legler.

He died in Scappoose, Oregon, on December 28, 2013. He was 88 years old.

In 1943 he joined the United States Navy, served in World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946 as a Seaman First Class.

On January 1, 1947, he married Dea Butler in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He attended Idaho State College and became an electrician employed at IBEW for 23 years.

In 1964 the family moved to Eugene, Oregon, and have lived in Scappoose since August of 2013.

Glen was a great storyteller and accomplished many things over the years. He was an Eagle Scout, Scout Master, and teacher at Oregon State and Lane Community College. He was in two movies, wrote poetry, and played the harmonica.

Glen is survived by his loving wife, Dea of Scappoose; children, Pat (Tim) Simpson of Portland, Kaare (Janie) Legler of Deer Island, Larry (Dori) Legler of Gresham, Karel (Alan) Bland of St. Helens, and Devona (Wes) Legler of Hawaii; one sister, Neola Martinez of Young, Idaho; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; as well as a special nephew Rod (Judy) Butler of Eugene.

He will be greatly missed, but we know he is in a better place now.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

A graveside service with military honors will be held Friday January 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Columbia Memorial Gardens in Scappoose.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.