A Celebration of Life Service for Glenn Gastineau, 85, former Clinton businessman, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 9, 2019, in the Kiesau Memorial Chapel, officiated by Doyle Kinney and under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
Glenn M. Gastineau was born January 22, 1934, to Gilbert and Letha (Mercer) Gastineau in Vici, OK, and passed away Monday, November 04, 2019, in the Clinton Veterans Center, Clinton, OK.
Glenn was raised in Vici, Taloga and Clinton and graduated from Clinton High School in 1952. He soon joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he played on the Marine football team. He served a stint in Japan before being honorably discharged and returning to Custer County.
He was married to Sue Carol Walton on November 6, 1953, while stationed in San Diego, CA.
Glenn continued his education at Southwestern State College and received a bachelor’s degree in business.
They made their first home in Clinton, where he was employed with Collier and Walton Wholesale. They also made a home in Elk City, where they owned and operated a Dairy Boy, and they then lived in Amarillo, Texas.
In 1969 they settled back in Clinton, where he sold American Heritage Insurance for several years. Glenn also owned the Tornado Car Wash, and he refereed football, basketball and baseball all across the state.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; he loved sports and even coached his granddaughter Emily’s soft ball team at one time. He was instrumental in getting Clinton girls’ softball at Clinton High School and helped coach them to state one year.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Kirk and Kim Gastineau; a sister, Nada; brothers Bud, Gail and Arlen; his step-dad, Jay Slakey; a brother-in-law, Charles Uhles, and his father- and mother-in-law, Carl and Lucille Walton.
Glenn is survived by his wife, Sue Carol Gastineau, of the home; two sons, Mike Gastineau and wife Marti of Fort Worth, Texas, and Joe Gastineau and wife Cheri Lou of Clinton; and a sister-in-law, Jeannette Uhles of Broken Arrow, OK.
He is also survived by six grandchildren, Stephen Gastineau, Alex Gastineau, Emily Gastineau, Kyle Gastineau, Tyler Gastineau and Wesley Gastineau; and nine great-grandchildren, Carli, Tommy, Jack, Slade, Lillyana, C.J., Cole, Carter, and Cain.