Glen Eldon Malkow, age 89, of Monticello, passed away peacefully January 12, 2024 at the SSM Hospice Home in Monroe.

Glen was born at home, on the farm in Sylvester Township, November 8, 1934, the second child of Deylile & Ruth (Qualley) Malkow. He graduated from Albany High School in 1952.

After high school, Glen served in the Army for 4 years, spending time stationed in Missouri, Washington, and Alaska. He would often tell stories of his days in the Army and he would laugh and laugh when he told the grandkids about some of the shenanigans that happened in the barracks, and the colorful characters he met during his time in the service.

Shortly after his return from the Army, Glen met the love of his life, Linda, on the square in Monroe. They married July 1, 1961, and farmed together in Belleville for 10 years, where they met many lifelong friends. They then purchased the Rechsteiner farm outside of Monticello, a farm that Glen had worked on as a hired hand in his teenage years. They ran that farm, while raising their family, for over 50 years until retirement. During those years they stayed connected with their Belleville friends, whether it was card club, going out to eat, bowling, or travels. Some of their favorite trips included Branson, Niagara Falls, Florida, and the World’s Fair in St Louis.

In retirement, Glen was still found wearing his denim overall suspenders, that the grandkids called his “blue suit.” He loved taking drives around the neighborhood, spending time on the sun porch at the farm, or sitting out in the sun on the ramp. He enjoyed visits with guests, reading, listening to the radio, eating ice cream and watermelon, polka music, and studying maps and atlases. Besides stories of the Army, he would often tell stories of his childhood, racing his 53 Chevy Belair to the square with friends, and in many of the stories he described his brother Nelson being by his side. He could be found cheering on the Packers, Badgers, Bucks, and Brewers. If he wasn’t watching one of his favorite teams play, he couldn’t get enough RFD TV.

Glen is survived by his children: David (Jill) Malkow of Beloit, Debra (Michael) Cann of Belleville, and Brian (Becky) Malkow of Brodhead. Grandchildren: Nate Malkow, Ben Cann, Mikayla Cann, Brandon Malkow, Brady Malkow, Logan Malkow, Adam Cann, Brooks Malkow, and Luke Malkow. Sister: Darlene Meier, as well as brother and sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends whom he adored.

Preceding Glen in death were his parents Deylile & Ruth; his wife Linda; son Jeff; and siblings Donna and Nelson.

The family would like to thank the staff at Pleasant View Nursing home who took wonderful care of Glen the past few months. Also special thanks to the staff at the SSM Hospice Home where Glen spent his final days. The kindness and compassion for Glen and the family is appreciated more than you know.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at the Newcomer Funeral Home in Monroe from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Mary Gafner officiating. Interment will be in Gap Cemetery, rural Albany, followed by a luncheon at the Albany Lion’s Club. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, in Glen’s name, to the SSM Hospice Home in Monroe. Condolences may be shared at