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Dr. Glenn D. Legler, Sr., M.D.
Dr. Glenn D. Legler, Sr., M.D.

Dr. Glenn D. Legler, Sr., M.D., age 92 of Bethesda, MD, formerly of Argyle, WI, passed away Monday, April 8, 2024, at Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, MD. He was born July 6, 1931, in Argyle, WI the son of Ernest and Norma Legler. Glenn grew up in the Argyle area and graduated from Argyle High School. As a boy, Glenn caught histoplasmosis on the family farm and almost died. Glenn would milk 60 cows before riding his bicycle to school, arriving just as the teacher was closing the doors. He was valedictorian of his high school class. After high school, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, and went on to receive his MD in Psychiatry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He attended the University of Maryland, Baltimore in a psychiatry residency program, where he met Elizabeth Thompson, who was attending nursing school there and later earning a Masters in Cardiatric Nursing at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth F. Thompson on August 29, 1959, at Emmanuel Lutheran Church at Ingleside, Maryland. Following his their marriage, they moved to Bethesda where he had a private psychiatrist practice for many years. Married for over 62 years, they truly loved each other very much. 

Glenn is survived by his children: Glenn D. Legler Jr., Karen Ann Chadeayne, Laura Von Hoene, and Eric Legler; his grandchildren: Matthew, Stephen, Richard & Gregory Legler, Emma, Noah, Sarah, & Anna Von Hoene, Riley, Emily, and & Colby Legler, and Abigail and & Rosalie Chadeayne; and one his sister: Helen Kneubuhler. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife: Elizabeth Legler. 

Glenn dedicated his working career to the psychiatry field and helping individuals the best he could. He was a proud member of the D.C. Public Health Commission at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and the Washington Psychoanalytic Association. Glenn’s family was the bright light of his life. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren and made sure they knew that as often as he could. He will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends. 

A funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. at Yellowstone Lutheran Church in rural Argyle with Rev. Daniel Bohlman officiating. Burial will be in Yellowstone Lutheran Church Cemetery. A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at Yellowstone Lutheran Church. The Erickson Funeral Home in Argyle is serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Glenn’s name.