Jack Glissmann

Jack L. Glissmann

Sunday, August 24th, 1941 - Wednesday, December 12th, 2018
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Jack Glissmann, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Jack Glissmann with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


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 www.rolandfuneralservice.com.


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

The family appreciates your care and invites you to join them for
refreshments back at the funeral home immediately following the interment.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Jack L. Glissmann, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Roland Funeral Service
    204 E. 5th St.
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, December 14th, 2018 | 2:00pm
    Friday, December 14th, 2018 2:00pm
    Roland Funeral Service
    204 E. 5th St.
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Grant Van Lishout
  • Interment

    Atlantic Cemetery
    63119 White Pole Road
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Reception

    Roland Funeral Service
    204 E. 5th St.
    ATLANTIC, IA 50022
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Jack here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Chandra, Eric, & Angela sent flowers to the family of Jack L. Glissmann.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Posted at 05:47am
Dear Fran: I hope you got our arrangement (with Mom & Bob's). Just wanted to tell you again, how sorry i was bout Jack. You know we loved him. The arrangements and all, was done very quick, and I am sorry, I didn't make it. But Please pass on to your family my sympathy. You are all in my heart and prayers. Love Darci Richter

Rhonda Meyer

Posted at 11:29pm
Deepest sympathies on your loss. Rhonda Meyer

Chandra, Eric, & Angela

Posted at 03:21am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Chandra, Eric, & Angela purchased the Tender Tribute for the family of Jack Glissmann. Send Flowers


Sherry Darling Vale

Posted at 12:47pm
I remember Jack as a bundle of energy! I worked at the roller skating rink and he was always there flying around the rink! I never saw him without a smile of his face. Never heard him say a bad word about anyone. Jack and I graduated the same year from Atlantic High School. He was one of a kind!

Mark and Gerrie Anderson

Posted at 08:13am
Jack will be truly missed. He was my best friend and neighbor for 26 years. We have a lot of memories. Our thoughts and prayers for the family.

Photos & Videos

Photo Album