September 1927 – December 2006
Glen was born south of Seneca, NE on his parents’ ranch on September 30, 1927. Glen joined his parents, Dewey and Beatrice Gier, and his brothers Everett, J.D. and Clifford, and one sister, LaVone. Glen married Alice Simpson on May 21, 1948 and to this union two girls were born, Beverly (Uphoff) and Bonnie (Strasburger). Glen and Alice celebrated 58 years together.
Glen ranched all of his life and was still ranching until the day he passed away on December 6, 2006. He began taking lessons in painting from Joan Talbot in Thedford and joined the Art Association in 1975. He always had a desire to produce sculptures, but had never known where to get the wax to start. When they had the Art Show in North Platte, he was able to find a supplier for the wax and start his career.
Glen started sculpturing in 1977, without any formal lessons, which allowed the family to travel to various art shows, which both Glen and Alice enjoyed immensely. Glen enjoyed his art work, but no cow was left untended while he pursued his sculpturing. Of all the pieces Glen sculptured, horses were the ones he enjoyed doing the most and the ones that had to be just right.
It has been said that there are many people who love horses, but that there are probably few that liked them any better than Glen. He enjoyed team roping and did all of the ranch work on horseback.