Robert Glen Land, 81, of Princeton passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015.
He was born to Cleo Landis “Coby” Land and Norma Gertrude (Lineburger) Land on September 23, 1933 in Lawrenceville, Illinois.
Glen began working in the local area for Sinclair
Refinery, Piper Grocery Co., Baskett Motors and Campbells Texaco Service Station. He joined the United
States Marine Corps in 1950 at the age of 17. He completed 2 years of college
while in the USMC. He was honorably discharged in 1955, at the rank of Staff
Sargent. Glen returned from the USMC and came to Princeton, Indiana working as
a carpenter, building houses, small apartments and large apartment complexes in
Evansville. Glen went on to work on the interstate changing sign posts from the
old solid style to the new breakaway style. At one point in time he had 75 men
working under him. Glen began working in highway construction and then on to
bridge construction, which he loved. He continued in the construction business
until his retirement.
After his retirement, Glen and his wife Barbara
operated the 3 Aces Bar for 11 years, which was transformed into Lands End Café. They also operated the Palace Café for a
while. He then did actually retire. In 50 years of working, he only took one
2-week vacation. He loved working and had an excellent work ethic.
Glen is survived by his wife of 50 years, Barbara Ann (Krieg) Land; son, Steven Robert Land; daughter, Penny Ann Hargrave (Floyd); foster daughter, Rita Kay Jefferson; grandchildren, Randy Land (Sarah), Misty Hargrave, Amanda Wolfe (Deavis), Dawn Wyant, Joshua Land (Gandolfi), Dale Hargrave, Nick Land and Andrew Hargrave; great grandchildren, Joey, Addie, Dylan, Rowan, Lathan, Stuart, Braden, Samantha, Farrah and Audrey; sister-in-law, Margie Land of Vincennes; and 3 nephews, Dave, Dan and Patrick Land.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother,
Donald Gene Land; his daughter, Peggy Wyant; a great
grandson, Rory Newman.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, May 29, 2015 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial will be at the Miller Cemetery in Oatsville.
Visitation will be from 12 noon until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Military graveside services will be conducted by retired military veterans.