Glen W. Boreen

July 5, 1919 – Nov. 18, 2012

Glen W. Boreen, 93, died Nov. 18, 2012, at his home in Winlock, Wash.

He was born July 5, 1919, in Spooner, Wis. He attended the Evaline School until 1933 and graduated from Winlock High School in 1937.

During World War II Glen served in England as a top turret gunner and flight engineer on the Boeing B-17. He flew 25 combat missions over Europe, several with Curtis E. LeMay as his pilot.

Glen was awarded the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster for heroism.

After his discharge, he returned to Winlock and with his father Bill and brother Lloyd founded Boreen Lumber Co. in 1948. He retired in 1985.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Isobel Nelson and Eileen Barnett.

He is survived by his wife Floy of Winlock; one daughter, Zan Simpson in California; sons Phil Boreen, who ranches at Otto, and Jerry, Steve and Mark Barnett of Washington; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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