Peter Michael Glindeman
Peter Michael Glindeman, 70, passed away Dec. 15, 2019, in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. Pete was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Oct. 14, 1949. He grew up in St. Maries, Idaho, and Spokane, Wash. He graduated from Mead High School in 1967 and received his bachelor’s degree in Education from Eastern Washington University in 1975.
Pete Glindeman played high school football in Spokane, Wash., as an outstanding quarterback at Mead High School in 1966-67. He was voted “Team Co-captain” and All Borderline League First Team. He accepted a scholarship to the University of Idaho and played there in 1968 and 1969. He transferred to Eastern Washington University in 1971, where he was voted the EWU “Team MVP.”
Following college he signed with the minor league professional Sheboygan Redwings in Wisconsin of the Central Football League in 1973 and 1974, where he led the league in passing yardage. He returned home in 1975 becoming the head coach at Coulee-Hartline High in Washington and leading the school to the state high school playoffs in 1980. He accepted a head coaching job at Idaho’s Clearwater Valley High School in 1985, taking the team to the state playoffs. In 2012 Pete was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Football Hall of Fame as a player and a coach.
Pete spent his life coaching and teaching until he retired from Bonners Ferry High School. Pete loved the outdoors — hunting, fishing and being involved in sports were his greatest passions. He always had stories to tell when it came to these topics.
Pete was preceded in death by his mother, Gerda, and father William (Bill) Glindeman. He is survived by his sons, Gavin (Angie) Glindeman of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Eric Glindeman of Post Falls, Idaho, and daughter Jessica Glindeman of Moscow, Idaho. He has three grandsons, Boden, Gage and Camden, and three granddaughters, Ava, Macie and Carter. Pete is also survived by his brother, Don Glindeman of Boise, Idaho, and his sister Laurie Simpson of Miles City, Mont.
A memorial service will be held in the summer of 2020 and will be announced when the date is confirmed.