Joseph Rael

Joseph RaelJoseph Eugene Glenn F. Rael Sr., also known as Glenn, passed away June 23, 2020, of unknown causes. He was 57.

He was born in Torrance on May 7, 1963, and lived in Hawaiian Gardens until he was 37. In search of a better environment for his children, Glenn became a resident of Ridgecrest in 2000.

Self-employed, he successfully owned and operated a landscaping company known as Imperial Lawn Service. He briefly moved away to be with his aging mother before returning home.

Glenn is survived by his children: Matthew, Anthony, Krystal, Desmond, Joseph Jr., Ariana, Joshua, and Ryan; stepmother Sue Rael; brothers Toby and Anthony; sisters Delores, Ann Marie, Polly, and Traci; and 20 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Louis Rael and Marjorie Wong; stepfather Bill Wong; and brother Jessie Rael.

He loved cooking, rebuilding cars, walking his dog, horseback riding, and attending Sunday service at the Nazarene, but his favorite times were spent at Lake Isabella camping, fishing, and boating with his family. The sparkle in his eyes will truly be missed by many. Services will be held privately by the family.

— Submitted by the family of Glenn Rael

Story First Published: 2020-07-03