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Mora, MN • 320-679-1933

Braham, MN • 320-396-2121



Darrell “Pete” Glidden, of Stanchfield, passed away on Monday, September 20, 2021 at his home.  He was 91 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, October 8, 2021 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor Julie Beck officiating.


MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm on Thursday, October 7th and again 1 hour prior to the service ALL at the church.

MILITARY HONORS will be provided by the Braham VFW Post 1731.

Darrell ‘Pete’ Glidden, a life-long teacher in education and life, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021 in his home of 60 years, ‘Greenfield Farm’, surrounded by his family. He was 91 years old.

Born on December 7, 1929 in Windom, MN to Joseph and Mearn Glidden, he was the second oldest of 14 children. He has many stories of his childhood and spent many cherished times with his brothers and sisters. Pete graduated from Windom High School.

After high school, Pete worked as a Quality Inspector in a Colorado coal mine and worked for the MN Hwy Dept. He was drafted and served 9 months in combat as a Sergeant and tank commander in the Korean War. After his army service, Pete finished a Bachelor Degree in English.

Pete spent 28 years teaching school in the Braham Area. He was very proud of his occupation and truly enjoyed teaching every single day. He coached sports but was extremely active in the English Department. He directed many high school plays and made sure to include as many students as possible. He coached speech and was also a District Speech Judge. Pete’s teaching can still be recited by many of his former students; “The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath” ~ Merchant of Venice Act IV, Sc.1. He also could recite the book, Jabberwacky like no other. Pete retired at the age of 57 from the Braham Area School.

Pete’s other passion, besides being at his farm, was horseracing. Pete enjoyed going to the track, whether it was the County Fair Horse Races or heading to the big tracks. Pete did a lot of research on horse bloodlines and had an eye for the ‘right’ horse. Pete shared his love of horses with his kids along with his love of his farm.

Pete is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald, Jack, Marion, Milton; sisters, Janice, Joan and Linda; grandson Toivo; and great grandson Isaac.

Pete is survived by his loving wife, Peggy Carol; children, Vincent (Daryln), Kris Metzger, Darrell Joe (Gwen), Scott (Julie), Kathryn, Beth (Jim) Finnerty, Peter (Shelli), Sarah (Shannon) Foote; step-children, Carla (Scott) Lee Eichenwald, Erika Lee, Randy Lee; 16 grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Kathleen), Steve (Sharon), Eugene (Barb); sisters, Mary Smith, Judy (Arlys) Lamaack, and Betty (Sam) Burton; Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

17 thoughts on “DARRELL “PETE” GLIDDEN”

  1. I am sorry to learn of Darrell’s passing. I taught with Darrell many years and enjoyed him for his love of life and happy spirit. My condolences to the family!

  2. So sorry to hear of Mr Gliddens passing. He was my favorite teacher. I remember how he not only taught us English but also he would get our class in debates and made us think out of the box. RIP Mr Glidden. To all his family my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. So sorry! As a student he was Mr. Glidden as an adult I would still call him Mr. Glidden, I really feel sometimes its out of respect you have for that person that it keeps on. You were a special person in all you did and heaven will be a happier place with you now in it. My sympathies to the Glidden family!

  4. So saddened to hear Mr. Glidden passed away (I couldn’t bring myself to call him anything BUT Mr. Glidden either). He was a tough teacher, but fun too ~ and his classes were always interesting and the classroom was ALWAYS orderly! I will miss the twinkle in his eyes whenever he greeted you. A loss to his family and to the community.

  5. We are so sorry for your loss. There is so little one can say at this time but our hearts go out to you.

  6. My deepest condolences to the Glidden family. Mr Glidden was one of the great ones a student never forgets. Rest in peace.
    Laurie Hansen

  7. Ruth M Hagfors
    I am sorry to hear of Pete’s passing. Peggy, I pray the Lord be with you and your family. Draw comfort from Him and cherish your memories.

  8. So sad to hear this news. Without the impetus of “Mr. Glidden” I would never have read Carl Sandburg’s rather lengthy biography of Lincoln at age 15, or any other age. Blessings upon his memory and all of his family.

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