Glen Shoemaker


January 22, 1960 - September 9, 2020


Glen Robert Shoemaker, of Mitchell, SD was born on January 22, 1960 in Mitchell, SD to Earl (Bud) Shoemaker and Dottie (Shoemaker) Iverson. This is where he grew up and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1979. He found rest in the arms of Jesus on September 9th, 2020 at the age of 60. Glen was raised in Holy Family Catholic Church.

Glen held many positions throughout his lifetime. He was an electrician for Green Electric, a stone setter for Shafer Memorials, a Class 1 Firefighter and EMT for the Mitchell Fire Rescue, and he also worked for the Sioux Falls Fire and Rescue. Glen worked hard as a firefighter, and was grateful for the opportunity to help others. He was awarded the Outstanding Officer Award in 1989, by the Civil Defense Rescue Squad.

Later, he started his own business called Glen’s Quality Cleaning. He was known for being meticulous. Numerous people would talk about the caliber of his work, and how he took great care in the service he provided. After a tragedy occurred in Glen’s life and he was wheelchair bound, his life became more about family versus work.  He looked forward to spending time with family and participating in celebrations. He also shared funny stories about his cat Boots, who was his constant companion. Riding a motorcycle had become a joy for Glen. He was fortunate to attain a wheelchair accessible motorcycle that he called the Bat Mobile, and people naturally nicknamed him Batman. Glen enjoyed riding as a member of the Wolf Pack.

Grateful for having shared his life are his mother, Dottie Iverson of Mitchell, SD; siblings, Ann Trent of La Crosse, WI, Tom Shoemaker of Mitchell, SD, Sid (Linda) Shoemaker of Sioux City, IA, Gail Urso of Brookfield, CT, Mary (Bob) Kobernusz of Sioux Falls, SD, Laura (Reggie) Hair of Canonsburg, PA; and numerous nieces and nephews. We would also like to acknowledge his caregiver and close friends Pam Catalano, Jerry Metcalf, Jodi Rasmussen, and Laray Rayment.

Glen was preceded in death by his father, Earl (Bud) Shoemaker and stepfather, Merv Iverson.

Due to the COVID pandemic and for the safety of everyone, the family has decided to have a small family funeral service in Glen's honor. The funeral will be held in mid-October at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Acknowledgements can be sent to Dottie Iverson, c/o Sid Shoemaker, 6100 Pine View Drive, Sioux City, IA, 51106.

Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.




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Posted by Hollie Karber on September 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss! Thinking about your family at this difficult time!
Posted by Hollie Karber on September 23, 2020
So sorry for your loss! Thinking about your family at this difficult time!
Posted by Ronda Barta on September 15, 2020
Glen had a gentle soul. He was always smiling. My condolences to his family. Rest in peace.
Posted by Sue Coler on September 14, 2020
I grew up across the street from the Shoemaker family. My thoughts are with you.
Posted by George Stainbrook on September 14, 2020
My condolences to the family. I'm glad to have been a part of Glen's life even if it was only a for a couple years it created memories that will last forever. Rest in Heavenly peace my friend. Until we meet again.
Posted by Jodie Dennis on September 12, 2020
While my heart is heavy I can smile because Glen always did! Truly a kind man with a tender heart. Loved his family, friends and community. Ride like the wind and we will meet again!
Posted by Shelly Knigge on September 11, 2020
My heart goes out to all of the Shoemaker family. I only knew Glen for a brief time, but was so glad I met him. He was such a sweetheart always. I will miss him coming into my work at Coborn's and giving me a hard time. He will be deeply missed and always and forever Loved by Everyone. He always put a smile on everyone's face as soon as they seen him. Ride with the Angels Glen!! (BATMAN) FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS.
Posted by Pam Catalano on September 11, 2020
My deepest condolences to the entire family. I know each one of you were special to him. Rest in peace, Glen. Though you probably have a wings now, I hope you can enjoy riding a Harley again.
Posted by Pat & Rube Adam on September 11, 2020
So sorry to hear about Glen. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Despite everything he went through, he always had such a good attitude. Now he can be at peace and walk around Heaven. 🙏.
Posted by Vicky Hohn on September 11, 2020
Prayers to the family very nice man rip
Posted by Craig Larson on September 11, 2020
Glen Shoemaker, my childhood best friend. I say this with great sorry, i woke up this morning seeing this on face book from Mary, It instantly drew tears. The past started going through my mind of all the memories that we had as best friends.My condolences goes out to his family. I know he is now doing great and looking down from above. God bless you and you're family. We will see you once again good friend.
Posted by Tammy Shafer Bies on September 10, 2020
Many great memories of our friend Glen.. his smile & sense of humor will be missed but celebrated with many happy memories. May you feel peace knowing how many hearts Glen reached with just the simple acts of kindness he always made time to spread to anyone in need. Bless you Glen & all the Shoemaker family especially his loving mother Dottie. Prayers & Friendship ♡
Posted by Sherri Kelsey Dahl on September 10, 2020
Very sad News! A lot if memories of my classmate, class of 1979. I will remember how fun he was and such a kind person. RIP
Posted by Michele Grosdidier on September 10, 2020
Prayers for the whole Shoemaker family. May God comfort you all during these days ahead of you. Just a quick note to tell you that Glen was my first boyfriend in high school and my whole family will tell you how many hours the two of us spent on the old telephone. There are so many memories that I will cherish for the rest of my own life.
Posted by Julie Erickson on September 10, 2020
Whenever I would see Glen in Coborns he would talk to me about the Wolf Pack and the Bat Mobile. He was very proud of both. Glen always had a smile for everyone he would meet. RIP Glen.
Posted by Sue Collins on September 10, 2020
Glen welcomed me to Mitchell when I first moved to Mitchell,, he made it a point to introduce me to everyone during the summer before school started.. He had a very big heart and cared about others first,, RIP Glen,,,
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