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Glen L. Bellows

Friday, August 31, 2012

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Glen L. Bellows
Glen L. Bellows, 75, of Bettendorf, Ia., died at 9:45 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. His funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Moline. Bishop Alan Moose will officiate.

Burial will be at 3 p.m. in Funks Grove Cemetery, near Bloomington. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Runge Mortuary, 838 E Kimberly Rd., Davenport, Ia.

Memorials may be made to the Church or the Boy Scouts of America.

He was born Jan. 9, 1937 in Spencer, Ia., the son of Glen Leverne and Virginia Adams Bellows. He married Sylvia Dean June 11, 1959, in Crescent Hill Methodist Church, Louisville, Ky. She survives.

Children surviving include: two sons: Kevin D. (Kathryn) Bellows, Summerfield, N.C. and Peter R. (Susan) Bellows, Cedar Rapids, Ia; and two daughters: Shirley L. Craig, Bloomington and Alice B.(Gordon) Dean, Meridian, Id.

Twenty grandchildren who survive include: Candice, Tyler, Katelynn, Zachary and Lauren Bellows, Summerfield, N.C.; Maria, Allison, Nathan, Katie, Glen and Scott Bellows, Cedar Rapids, Ia.; Tara (Joseph) Graver, York, Pa.; Jennifer (James) Camp, Bloomington; Christy (Alex) Germanis, Bloomington; Spencer Craig, Venice, Fla.; Benjamin Craig, Bloomington; Christopher (Corey) Dean, Meridian, Id.; Ashley (Mack) Drzayich, Provo, Utah; and Michelle and Danielle Dean, Meridian, Id.

Nine great-grandchildren also survive.

Additional survivors include his three sisters: Karen (Terry) Stephenson, Tyler, Texas; Alice (Clem) Williams, Missoula, Mont.; and Doris Stevenson, Kansas City, Mo.

His father, mother and daughter, Anne Louise, preceded him in death.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served extensively in leadership positions in the Church, including serving as bishop of Bloomington Ward, bishop of Normal Ward and nine years as a counselor in the Peoria, Ill. Stake presidency.

Mr. Bellows grew up on a farm near Spencer, Ia. He contracted polio in 1952 at the age of 15. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1959 with a BS in mechanical engineering. His career was the design of mechanical/electrical systems for large buildings such as schools, college buildings, military buildings, medical facilities, churches, municipal buildings, etc. His specialty was the design of heating, ventilating & air conditioning systems. He was a founder and president of Buchanan, Bellows and Associates (BBA) Ltd., consulting engineers, and was directly involved in the design and construction of hundreds of buildings in the central Illinois area.

He enjoyed his church, his family, family reunions, his many friends, reading, politics and TV sports. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He always enjoyed meeting new people and counted hundreds of acquaintances as his friends.