Glenn N. Hampton, 71 of Eau Claire died on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Eau Claire.

Glenn was born August 6, 1944 to Harold and Celestine (Blackbourn) Hampton in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1963. After graduation, Glenn went to Madison Vocational Technical School and received a two year diploma for Chef Training. He then joined the Army and served with the 82nd Airborne Division State side and in the Army 173rd Airborne in Vietnam. After the war, he attended UW-Stout and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel & Restaurant Management in 1972, and then he also attended the UW-Eau Claire and graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration with emphasis in management. Glenn married Lonnie Jo Howard on January 31st, 1970 in Menomonie, WI, and they had two children together before later divorcing. Glenn was very active in the VFW Post 305 and the Disabled American Veterans.

Glenn is survived by his daugthers, Jennifer (Peter) Fleming of Elk Mound, WI and Elizabeth (Justin) Sausker of Jamison, PA; grandchildren, William Sausker, Timothy Fleming, Ashley Sausker, and Alexandra Sausker; sister-in-laws Joann Hampton and Kathy Hampton; as well as one niece and numerous nephews.

Glenn was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Gene Hampton, Richard Hampton, and Paul Hampton; and nephew, Eric Hampton.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church with Pastor Nathan Aaseng officiating. Visitation will be on Monday, July 11, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel and one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday. Burial will be at Charlotte Cemetery in Glen Haven, Wisconsin at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.


  1. I just wanted to pass my condolences to the Hampton family. Those who do not know me, I am a grand daughter of Marlene. Glen was a very sweet, caring, loving man. He always had something funny to tell us and he always had a way to put a smile on someone’s face. He served and protected our country. I appreciate all he did for us. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts are prayers go out to his family and may God bless you all! Glen will always be with us and smiling with that big smile of his.

    Holly, James, Cameron, Kemilee & Kearon

  2. Jenny and Family – I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. The childhood memories I have of him will never be forgotten – wonderful man. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love and Hugs!
    Tiffany Winrich Beastrom

  3. Thank you for being our Dad. Thank for being my children’s Grandpa. Thank you for your service and dedication to this nation. Thank you for being a humble and kind person. May your spirit be at peace.

  4. Glennie was two years behind me at Bloomington High, and I always enjoyed his fun-loving nature. I had not seen him in many years, but his outstanding athletic ability, especially in basketball, is unforgettable to me. It was just incredible. He and my cousin, Jerry Hoffman (also now passed away) were a brilliant backcourt duo. Of course I also remember many happy, loud, and crazy times we all had while hanging out at Hampton’s restaurant. Sadly, I also recall viewing his mom at the funeral home after she passed away while we were still in high school, and later accompanying my grandfather to visit his dad, “Happy Harold,” when Harold was terminally ill. Please accept my condolences all the way from California, and may you cherish Glennie’s memory.

  5. Glenn and I were “sky solders” in Vietnam in the 173d Airborne Brigade. Just read of his passing.
    ATW bro.
    Dave Kies
    Verona, WI

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Post comment