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August 25, 1921 ~ November 11, 2023 (age 102) 102 Years Old
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DOVER – Glenn Julius, 102, entered into rest on Saturday afternoon, November 11, 2023, at his home. He was the husband of the late Grace L. (King) Julius with whom he shared 71 years of marriage.
Born August 25, 1921, at Mulberry in Washington Township, Glenn was a son of the late Rufus M. and Mabel (Harlacker) Julius. At the age of 5, he started school at Airy Hill, a one-room school.
After graduating in 1937 from Dover High School at the age of 15, Glenn went to work on his father’s farm. He worked one winter as a fireman on the Pennsylvania Railroad and worked several years in heavy construction. In 1942, Glenn enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force, eventually earned the rank of Sergeant, and served in England, France and Holland during World War II. After being honorably discharged, Glenn returned to farming, and was active on the farm into his nineties. He was still riding his four-wheeler on his 102 birthday.
He enjoyed traveling with Grace and visited 49 states. Their trips were often to Army reunions in various locations. In his later years he was a loving care giver to his wife.
He loved farming with his sons and grandsons and was especially proud of his grandsons’ work ethic and accomplishments in school and professions. He enjoyed delivering hay for over 40 years to customers in Lancaster County, many times with his young grandsons, which often included several stops at McDonalds.
He was an active lifetime member of Bermudian Church of the Brethren. In 1950, Glenn was elected to ministry at the church and was ordained in 1952. He continued to be one of the Bermudian ministers until a pastor was hired. Glenn was a strong leader, pillar, and patriarch of the Bermudian Church family, also having served as a board member, Sunday school teacher and church historian. He gave many tours of the local church and family history.
Glenn is survived by two sons, David L. Julius of Dover and Galen M. Julius and wife, Marilyn of East Berlin; three grandsons, Collin Julius and wife, Laura, Dustin Julius and wife, Renee and Ean Julius and wife, Morgan; three great grandchildren, Peter, Leo and Molly, with one on the way; and a brother, Donald Julius of Dover. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi Julius Houseal and three brothers, John, William, and Paul Julius.
Following cremation, relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the service to celebrate Glenn’s life at 3 p.m. and the visitation from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2023, at Bermudian Church, 279 Bermudian Church Rd., East Berlin. Officiating will be his pastor, Gary Firster and former pastor, Larry Dentler. Interment will follow in Bermudian Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Emig Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Dover.
To share memories of Glenn and condolences with his family, please visit www.emigfuneralhome.com.