A southern Minnesota school bus driver got the send-off of his dreams after spending 55 years on the job. Glen Davis, known as “Glennie” to schoolchildren in the Grand Meadow community, died at 88 years old on Saturday, his obituary said.
“Everybody loved him,” Davis’ daughter, Lisa Hodge of Rochester, said. “He was a big supporter of the school and the football team.” He got the casket of his dreams after dedicating 55 years in the service of the community.
The farmer was born and raised in the area, wore a “Great Grand Meadow” hat, and prided himself for his accident-free driving and even though he retired in 2005 after driving since 1949, he continued volunteering as a driver for Meals on Wheels. Jim Hindt, the owner of Hindt Funeral Home, gifted him a school bus-themed casket, something he thought of 20 years ago.
Davis is survived by four children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday at St. Finbarr’s Catholic Church.