Glenn Knowles

Profile Updated: April 15, 2019
Residing In: La Crescent, MN USA
Spouse/Partner: Betsy Knowles
Children/Grandkids: Jessica, born 1976
Kaylee, born 1991
Meredith, born 1993
Occupation: Retired (was Associate Professor, Univ. Wisc. - La Crosse)
Junior High School:



Went to Western Illinois my freshman year of college and then transferred to the U of Minnesota. My family moved to Minnesota the summer of 1969. Received my B.S.(economics) and Ph.D. (agricultural and applied economics) from Minnesota. Was married the week before I started graduate school and divorced the week I defended my thesis. Graduate school plays hell with a marriage. My daughter from my first marriage is a bankruptcy lawyer in New York City and used to work in the same building where Randy Taylor worked in Chicago many years ago. I often would catch a cup of coffee or lunch with Randy during a week-day when I was town for a conference or seeing my daughter when she was in Chicago.
I miss Randy a lot.
I remarried in 1986 and have two more daughters. The youngest is in Springdale, Utah next to Zion National Park working for an outfitter. The middle daughter is in Brooklyn as a web developer.
The past few years I get back to play in the Randy Taylor Memorial golf outing in September with McDonough, Bolier, Geis, and often see Fischbach. Some of the guys from Crown also play.

The picture was taken in Mexico in 2007 when my oldest daughter got married. I rarely wear a tie and even more rarely wear a tux. Most of you would not recognize me without the picture. I was only 5'2" as a sophomore and 5'8" as a senior. I grew another 4" after high school and put on some weight.

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Hi Jim,

I was sorry to hear about your valve replacement and pacemaker implant. I missed talking to you at the reunion. There is talk of a 70th birthday party in 2021, so I hope to see you there. Jim Unruh just moved to Tennessee and he asked me to let you know that he will be looking you up. I see your wife went to Larkin HS. Before moving to Carpentersville I lived in Elgin just a block away from where Larkin is now. It was an empty field then. I drove by the old house on Golfview Court, but did not drive down Harrison. It sure has changed around there. Take care and I hope to see you in a couple of years.

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