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Jack L. Glissmann

August 24, 1941 — December 12, 2018

Jack L. Glissmann

Jack L. Glissmann, 77, of Atlantic, Iowa, passed away peacefully at home, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

Jack Lee Glissmann was born August 24, 1941, to John “Jack” Fred and Bertha Bridgette (Roder) Glissmann in Atlantic. He was baptized at the Zion Lutheran Church. During his childhood, Jack spent a lot of time at the roller-skating rink with his friends and cousins. Jack attended school in Atlantic, then worked for Turk Roofing and Lenny Jave Construction. He retired from Atlantic Municipal Utilities after more than 30 years of employment.

He was married to Carolyn Symonds; his sons Ryan and Rod were born to this union. He later married Fran Peterson, November 18, 1981. Jack and Fran traveled to California and Colorado, and took many pictures along the way. They enjoyed working in his wood shop (children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends have some of his work) and making their home and yard beautiful.

Jack was an avid hunter and gun collector, and also collected John Wayne memorabilia. One of the highlights of his life was meeting Roy Rogers. He was a long-time member of the NRA and the Elks Lodge in Atlantic.
He is survived by his wife, Fran of Atlantic; sons, Ryan (Lori) Glissmann and Rod (Tracy) Glissmann; step-daughter, Vicky (Max) Davis; grandchildren, John (Tiphani) Glissmann, Robert (Cassie) Glissmann, Meghan (Clayton) Dorsey, Jarrod (Randi) Glissmann, Scott Glissmann, Brett Glissmann, Robert (Heather) Ponsar, Eric (Jerrica) Collins, Angela (Jesse) Kuschel, Chandra Collins; great grandchildren, Parker, Hayden, Connor, Bennett, Braylee, Rylan, Kirra, Ashten, Reid, Hayden, Abi, Autumn, Erica, Jacob, Maddy, Tyler, Hannah, Clara, Elliot, and Audrey; great-great granddaughter, Finn; his sister, Norma Christensen; sister-in-law, Willa Petersen; special nephew, Gary Christensen; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Jack and Bertha Glissmann; father-and mother-in-law, Lester and Vera Croft; step-son, Dick Peterson; brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Betty Glissmann; brother-in-law, Ralph Christensen; nephews, Rodney Christensen and Danny Glissmann; and niece, Jayne Glissmann.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 14, 2018, at Roland Funeral Service in Atlantic. Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be held one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Roland Funeral Service is caring for Jack’s family and his arrangements. Condolences may be left at


Jack L. Glissmann

August 24, 1941 - Atlantic, Iowa
December 12, 2018 - Atlantic, Iowa
At the age of 77 Years, 3 Months & 18 Days

2:00 P.M. Friday, December 14, 2018
Roland Funeral Home - Atlantic, Iowa

Pastor Grant Van Lishout
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church –Atlantic, Iowa

“Gentle On My Mind” by Glen Campbell
“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
“Country Roads” by John Denver

John Glissmann
Jarrod Glissmann
Robert Glissmann
Scott Glissmann
Clayton Dorsey
Brett Glissmann

Gary Christensen
John Powers
Ed Hamilton
Mark Anderson

Meghan Dorsey
Cassie Herrig
Tiphani Fleming
Randi Cloe

Atlantic Cemetery - Atlantic, Iowa

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refreshments back at the funeral home immediately following the interment.
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