Comments for Status Updates on Dad's Health Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:48:44 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on A Message From The Legler Family by Joe Brosious Fri, 25 Mar 2011 21:48:44 +0000 What a wonderfull tribute to my old class mate from Cody Hish School. I wish I could have attended his memorial service and reception in Casper. Glen was special when we were together 1965 – 68 and wow was he ever special now with his carrier and family. All of his work in Casper through the school is truely a gift to the people of Natrona County. I can speek for all of his graduating class of 1968 and only say we lost a wonderfull Man and human being. I only saw him twice since graduation but by reading his blog, I know how all of you are so proud of him for his accomplishments in his short life. I hope to continue that conversation I had with him when my time comes. God speed Joe Brosious

Comment on Photos by Geoffrey Ristau Sun, 20 Mar 2011 00:24:02 +0000 I am sorry for your loss, Coach Legler was my coach at Dean Morgan, and he was a truely good guy. I have never forgot some of the lessons that he tought us both in the classroom and on the field. Some took longer than others but they were all appreciated. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Comment on A Message From The Legler Family by Pat and Jessica Sat, 19 Mar 2011 22:52:07 +0000 Patti – we are here in Casper if there is anything we can do to help with the fundraiser for the scholarship fund – or anything else – please just let us know. We’d love to help in any way we can.

265-2021 (home phone)

Comment on Photos by Greg Paulson Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:46:26 +0000 I will miss looking for that damn green ball Glen hit into the rough. My thoughts and prayers are with the Legler Family.

Comment on Please come to the reception and say hi after the funeral by Joshua Crabb Fri, 18 Mar 2011 12:40:16 +0000 I just wanted to say, while I know how much Glen means to the school district, sports and activities all over Wyoming, more than deservedly so, he was also there for the dregs. Those of us that were pushed down the stairs for wearing a Bad Religion shirt, or those of us that couldn’t go to our own parents for one reason or another, whether we were the band geeks, smokers, Chads, Becki’s, trustifarians or just your run of the mill tatterdemalions, he, they, The Leglers, never once treated us, nor ever will treat us, differently than any other person, regardless of niche’ or passion. They’ve always treated us the same, which is still, by anyone’s standards, waaaay above par. Cheers.

Comment on Dad’s Memorial Service Information by Chris Cleveland Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:06:27 +0000 Glen was a friend to all. No pretense with who he was. I was sad to hear of his passing at such a young age-the same as mine. As a CHS ’68 classmate, he will be missed. As a friend, never forgotten. As a husband and father I am positive he fit the saying in an English proverb: “One father is more than a hundred school-masters”.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Chris Cleveland

Comment on Glen Legler by Diane Shuck - Colorado Springs, Colorado Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:25:21 +0000 Dear Legler Family-

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of a wonderful man. I met your husband/father about 7 years ago through the NIAAA and he was an immediate friend and person who took me under his wing. He and I shared a common love for the part of the country in which we both live. I know he is in a better place now and in the Lord’s hands and enjoying every minute of it. He definitely made his mark on this world in so many ways and I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to get to know him. I will miss him terribly but his friendship and our laughter together will be something I will cherish forever. My heart goes out to you and you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Comment on Status as of 11:49am 3.9.2011 by Joe Brosious Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:43:01 +0000 http:/?p=1#comment-343 I wish to all of the family on their tragic loss Gods comfort. He was a good man. I had the privilage of seeing him the last 2 Summers in Cody over the 4th. We had a chance to visit about his job at Casper and his coming retirement. I graduated with Glenn and played football with him and sang in the choir I think. I knew after talking to him and not seeing him in 40 years he was a keeper. I know he was special to all of you and I was so looking forward to seeing him this Summer. My prayers are with you guys (the Family and friends) and Fritz and I know his life on earth was short but he sure made our lives enriched being the person he was. May God Bless all of you. Joe Brosious

Comment on Dad’s Memorial Service Information by Faye B. Thornton Wed, 16 Mar 2011 03:35:58 +0000 I’ve known and loved Glen for nigh on 15 years now . . . he sent me the “short bus is here” ring tone (lol) . . . HE is driving that bus now! We’ll all miss him madly! He was SUCH a positive influence and a commanding presence . . . doing it all without any expectation for himself, without expecting any accolades for himself – so selfless. You, his family . . . suffered through your own sacrifices . . . I know . . . you didn’t get enough of him “in the day” . . . just know that his influence both because of you and within you lives on, timelessly.

Faye B. Thornton and the Kentucky “delegation”

Comment on Dad’s Memorial Service Information by Sal Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:46:08 +0000 Dishin’ with Sal: The toughest loss of all
Posted March 15, 2011

High school sports is all about winning and losing. And that, we all know, translates to more than just the scoreboard. It’s about how you win and how you lose; what you learn from each; if you improve every day; all of those blackboard sayings that really do matter in life as well as in high school.

So it’s impossible to realize how much I will miss Glen Legler, who died Saturday at 61.

The first time I remember seeing him was at Thunderbird Gym at Casper College, leaning against the east wall with his red Dean Morgan polo shirt on and a massive ring of keys jangling from his belt.

He was helping run the state tournaments, like he would for the rest of his life, including 17 years as athletic director at Natrona and a year and a half of a much too short “retirement.”

Although that was my first memory of him, he often reminded me that he had known me since I was a “cute little girl,” at my parents’ house on Curtis Street in Laramie. Since I don’t recall ever being cute — or little — that was a nice thing for him to say.

When you’re with someone from 8:30 a.m. until after midnight three days in a row, then two weeks in a row, as we were at the state basketball tournaments — not to mention wrestling and track and hundreds more hours at Natrona — a kind of bond develops.

When I was pregnant with Mouse at the 1990 state tournaments, I was “morning sick” all day — and night. My bachelor boss at the time did not have much sympathy. And so it was Legler who made sure I had little Pepsi cups of 7-Up all day at my courtside seat.

Those who didn’t really know him might think that he was just doing his job. Those who know him know how deeply he cared about people, from young kids and their parents to kids from other towns.

His involvement went way beyond the school district to the chamber’s Sports & Attractions Committee and the Community Recreation Foundation, which made sure kids could participate in city recreational sports even if they couldn’t afford it.

Fritz the Dad died much too young. So did Glen.

And it’s the toughest high school sports loss of all.

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