Glen D. Fruth

October 30, 1935 ‒ June 18, 2020

Bucyrus, Ohio

Glen D. Fruth, 84, of Bucyrus passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020 at home.

Born October 30, 1935 in Seneca County, he was the son of Allen and Thelma (Wolfe). He married Helen E. (Edgington) Fruth on July 14, 1958 and she preceded him on February 14, 2010.

He was a graduate of Arcadia High School in 1954.  Glen worked at grain elevators all of his life, starting in Galion and then Bucyrus.  He later worked at Hornes Crop Service which later became Country Star in Bucyrus.

He is survived by six sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Deana Fruth of Bucyrus, Gene and Angie Fruth of Leesville, Earl and Krista Fruth of Bucyrus, Garry and Tina Fruth of Galion, Larry and Michelle Fruth of Bucyrus and Kevin and Jackie Fruth of Bucyrus; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christina and Kevin Knecht of Bucyrus and Crystle and Jeremy Sherk of Sulphur Springs; 14 grandchildren, Allen, Emily, Kelly, Craig, Nicholas, Brett, Ben, Alex, Ashley, Owen, Ron, Tom, Vanessa and Mike; seven great grandchildren; brother Jim and Patricia Fruth of Galion; sisters Marilyn Fruth of Galion and Carolyn Fruth of Galion and sister-in-law Pat Fruth of Iberia.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by brother, Howard Fruth.

Private services will be held for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Glen Fruth, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Our deepest sympathy is extended to your family on the loss of your dear father. I have such great memories of time spent with him and your mother. When I think of your family, I remember all the orneriness, fun and smiles. Always smiles – especially on your mom and dad’s faces. I never saw your folks get angry over your shenanigans…maybe that was lucky!! Just know that we share in your sadness and loss!! Your dad was a very special man that we were proud to call our friend. Hugs to all!!!
    Linda and Jim Leyda