Glenn E. Denton Jr.


January 31, 1950 - November 25, 2023

Glenn E. Denton Jr., 73, passed away November 25, 2023.  Glenn was born January 31, 1950, to Glenn E. Denton and Joyce (McLatchy Leavitt) Denton. He attended Craven Creek School District 79 in a one room schoolhouse through the 8th grade. He attended high school in Rushville, Neb. for 9th and 10th grades and graduated from Polson Mt. High School in 1968.

Glenn joined the Marine Corps after graduating high school in 1968. Glenn is a combat wounded purple heart recipient. He spent 30 years and retired as Master Gunnery Sergeant.  

Glenn started Camp Hamilton Veterans Memorial Park Inc. in 1978 and it continues to thrive to this day. 

Glenn is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Esther; children; grandchildren and siblings.

Glenn is preceded in death by his father and mother; his brothers, Arthur Denton, and Gerard Denton and his sister, Mildred Denton Frohman.

Honorary pallbearers include, Jose Barron, Oscar Barron, Raul Barron, Greg Frohman, Ronnie Denton, Dave Tiensvold, Mark Marquez and all of Glenn’s family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2023, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs, S.D.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 8, 2023, at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.

Committal services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2023, at Beaver Valley Cemetery near Chadron, Neb.

Memorials may be given to Camp Hamilton Veterans Memorial Park (

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