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Glenn Archie Coulston

August 3, 1934 — November 24, 2014

Glenn Archie Coulston, 80, of Jamestown, ND, died Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville, ND. Glenn was born Aug 3, 1934, in Jamestown, ND to Archie Glenn and Verna Anna (Schwartz) Coulston, lifetime Jamestown residents. He graduated from Jamestown H.S. (’54) where he was better known as “Peanuts” because of the salted nut rolls he carried in his pocket. Directly after graduation he enlisted in the Navy where he served nearly 4 years until his medical honorable discharge. He returned to Jamestown to live and continued his education until his graduation from Wahpeton State School of Science. As a child, Glenn interests in flying began when he received a pedal airplane. He and a friend balanced it on a neighbor’s fencepost, and climbed aboard with predictable results. In high school he constructed a remotely-controlled model airplane from scratch, which is now hanging in the Jamestown model airplane clubroom. After military service, he took flying lessons at the local airport. At Spiritwood Lake, fishing, canoeing, boating, swimming with his dog, roller skating, and gathering with friends were happy times. After school hours and Saturdays, he learned watch repair from Mr. A. J. Tellner at his jewelry store. Autumns were the best, as he went hunting with Mr. Tellner, or his grandfather, Otto E. Schwartz, and friends. He also participated in DeMolay while in high school. In school he learned to play the trumpet and was involved in the JHS band and orchestra. He was often asked to play taps for various community events. While at Wahpeton State, he was in a small band. In the Navy he was a “fire control technician” on three aircraft carriers, the Hornet, the Wasp, and the Essex between 1954 and 1957. He had one round-the-world cruise and saw action during the Formosan Conflict. For many of the years after discharge, he lived with or near his parents keeping his mother company in the neighborhood grocery store (Coulston’s Grocery) in Jamestown. He also lived at St. Anne’s Guest Home in Grand Forks, Golden Living Center on Otter Tail Lake in MN, and finally at Luther Memorial Home in Mayville. All homes treated him with respect and dignity. Staff remember his smile and love of Hershey bars. He is survived by his sister, Carol Ann (Coulston) Kelley (Frank) of Grand Forks, ND and two nieces, Andrea C. (Kelley) Sanford (William “Bill”), Alicia M. (Kelley) Roswick (Jeff), and grandnephew, William D. Sanford, and many Coulston, Schwartz, and Pederson cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandparents Chester and Charlotte “Lottie” (Lane) Coulston, and Otto E. and Anna M. (Hemmelgarn) Schwartz, and Frances (Benusa) Schwartz, his parents Archie and Verna, and one nephew, Scott C. Kelley and wife, MaLissa (Hoff) Kelley. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Grand Forks, (2242 Springbrook Court, Grand Forks, ND 58201-5249) or the Disabled American Veterans. Visitation: Will be one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Memorial Service: 2:00 PM Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Luther Memorial Home Chapel in Mayville, ND. Military Honors: Presented by the North Dakota Military Funeral Honors.
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