Thread Number: 35205  /  Tag: 50s/60s/70s Vacuum Cleaners
Longtime VCCC Member Glenn Dienst Passed away Today
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Post# 379115   10/1/2017 at 20:00 (359 days old) by kc_kirby (Kansas City, MO)        

I received sad news today that Glenn Dienst passed away this morning from Cancer. Glenn was a great asset to the vacuum collecting community and will be greatly missed.

Chad Cunningham
VCCC President

Post# 379117 , Reply# 1   10/1/2017 at 20:19 (359 days old) by electrolux137 (Land O Plenty USA)        


Sorry to hear this. We communicated occasionally via email, mostly about Kirbys, but I never met him in person.


R . I . P .

Post# 379118 , Reply# 2   10/1/2017 at 21:42 (359 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

Very sad news. I think I've met him twice at conventions, very nice guy and knowledgeable. I've always missed him when he's been unable to attend the conventions and he will truly be missed. Phillip M. and I were just talking about him last weekend when he and Shaylee were here, but we hadn't heard anything lately.

Post# 379123 , Reply# 3   10/1/2017 at 22:42 (359 days old) by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
I met him several times.

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He was such a nice man. I knew he's been very ill. Thanks, Chad, for calling me earlier today AND for letting everyone know. At least that awful suffering is now over. I've kept him in my prayers nightly.

Post# 379127 , Reply# 4   10/1/2017 at 23:48 (359 days old) by portable (Tucson, AZ)        

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Glenn was such a nice person. Thank you for telling us about this, Chad.

Post# 379136 , Reply# 5   10/2/2017 at 09:18 (358 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        

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Iíve met Glenn several times at the VCCC conventions. He was a very nice guy! At the convention in St. Louis or Chicago he gave me a Tradition outer bag. I remember at the Minneapolis convention him making a 1205 sing by placing his finger in the bag while the unit was running. Itís was funny! He will be greatly missed.

Post# 379137 , Reply# 6   10/2/2017 at 09:23 (358 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I will miss him. He came every October to visit me when passing through to see his family. I will very much miss his visit this year. He was a brilliant repair man when it came to vacuums and he was a big part of what made our conventions fun. He had so much character and personality.

Post# 379150 , Reply# 7   10/2/2017 at 15:59 (358 days old) by Air-WayCharlie (USA)        
Very sad.......

Glenn was also a member of the Lambda Car Club International and Todd and I used to see him at many LCCI grand invitationals Not only was he a wealth of information on cars but vacuums too.

It was so nice to meet someone who shared two of the same interests. He had some interesting cars that he collected and could always help out members with mechanical problems with their cars. It was always a pleasure to see him at the VCCC conventions as well.

So long friend and Godspeed.

Charlie W.

This post was last edited 10/02/2017 at 19:46
Post# 379160 , Reply# 8   10/2/2017 at 18:49 (358 days old) by pinkge (Indianapolis,Indiana)        
Sad news...

I meet Glen at my first convention; along with other members.We talked vacuums and when he found out my family were Studebaker drivers,well,he was even more interesting talks.We would chat through out the year and knew he had a battle ahead of him.
We will miss him and will think of him when I see a Lincoln.One of his favorite cars.

Post# 379162 , Reply# 9   10/2/2017 at 19:20 (358 days old) by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
My Sympathies

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this is a sad day this saddens me altho i never met him im from Canada but accept my sympathies to all that knew him on here .

Post# 379179 , Reply# 10   10/3/2017 at 10:53 (357 days old) by Vinvac (Dubuque IA)        

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It was a great privilege to get to know Glen. Every year he would send a special note when he registered for the convention or paid his membership. I remember meeting him at my first convention. He had a wealth of knowledge and was so willing to share it with all of the club members.

Prayers of peace for his family. Glad he is no longer in pain and has gone on to a place of peace and comfort.

Post# 379322 , Reply# 11   10/6/2017 at 02:12 (355 days old) by hygiene903 (Galion, OH)        

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Don't believe I ever met him, but so sad to hear of his passing.

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