Glenn Elliott Berkhousen of New Market passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 6th, 2021, after a long battle with Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia (SCA1), with his loving wife, son, and friends at his side.
Glenn was born on July 26, 1954 to Elliot and Ruby (Youngblood) Berkhousen in St. Johns, Michigan and later moved to Georgia.
In 1983 Glenn married the love of his life Katherine Hinea. Glenn didn’t think twice, when in 1988 a professional opportunity for Katherine gave them a chance to explore the world. He gave up his job at the Atlantic Steel Company in Atlanta and moved with his family to the village of Dielheim near Heidelberg, Germany where they were to remain for nearly a decade. There he was initially employed by the Orient Miura Trading Company, GmbH (Frankfurt, Germany) as a sales representative but soon indulged his passion for antiques by establishing his own business, Antiquitäten Berkhousen in Dielheim.
Glenn enjoyed finding, restoring, and selling antiques. He and his family traveled extensively throughout Europe; but his true passions were as a reenactor of the French & Indian War and his vintage cars. He was a member of the Frederick Golden Gears Car Club, the Greater Baltimore Model A Club and the Hub City Model A Club. Whatever hobby or project Glenn undertook, he did it passionately and poured himself into it. He acted as an ‘extra’ in two historical documentaries as well as drove his Model A in the short film Lies Beneath the Nightshade. Glenn will be remembered as being fiercely independent and living life to the fullest as well as being a generous and good man.
He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years Katherine Berkhousen, his son Christoph, his brother Craig, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins and their families, who are in Michigan and Georgia.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in downtown Frederick on Friday, February 26th at 11am. Due to COVID, protocol face masks must be worn, and social distancing will be followed. Placement at Saint John’s Catholic Cemetery will follow. Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at StaufferFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers the family requests consideration of a contribution to the Frederick Food Bank or Mission of Mercy at amissionofmercy.org.
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