Hugh Earl Glissman, age 84, of Knoxville passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at his residence in Knoxville, Iowa.
Visitation for Hugh was held from 12:00 P.M. until time of service, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville, with Hugh's family present.
Hugh's wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service with military honors was held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at the Winfield Funeral Home. Pastor Dave Weesner will be officiating.
Hugh was born in Sibley, Iowa, on November 6, 1932 the son of Hugo Rudolph and Elfreda Cecelia (Laackman) Glissman. Hugh grew up in Sibley and attended Sibley High School, class of 1950. In 1951, Hugh attended Northwest Institute of Medical Technology in Minnesota for one year, then transferred to Morningside College in Iowa.
In 1953, Hugh enlisted into the Army as a Medical Laboratory Specialist and served during the Korean War.
On January 28, 1955, while stationed in Denver, Colorado at Fitzsimons Army Hospital, Hugh was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marcia Jean Nelson. To this union three children were born; David, Karen, and Leah. A few months after their marriage, Hugh was honorably discharged from the Army and moved to Des Moines, Iowa where he continued his education at Drake University, majoring in Pharmacy, class of 1958.
After several years of working for various pharmacies Hugh and his family moved after he accepted a job at Collins Memorial Hospital in Knoxville, Iowa. Hugh later owned and operated the pharmacy in Knoxville, until his retirement in 1999.
Hugh was very active and was always praised for his "green thumb". He liked to garden, bowl, play cribbage, woodworking, painting, and playing guitar. He also loved to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes. Hugh was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Knoxville.
Hugh is survived by his wife, Marcia (Nelson) Glissman of Knoxville; children, David (Stella) Glissman of Knoxville; Karen Glissman of Parkville, MO; Leah Adam (Doran Davis) of Knoxville; 8 grandchildren, Monica Glissman, Joe (Melissa) Glissman, Dan Glissman, Stephanie (Zach) Stuart, Kristine Sachs, William Sachs, Hannah Van Heukelom, Jack Van Heukelom, and 7 great-grandchildren, Haley Mathes, Taylor Mathes, Madison Marple, Corissa Marple, Graclyn Glissman, Ava Wolfe-Glissman, and Talen Stuart.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugo R. and Elfreda (Laackman) Glissman, and one sister, Marcy Huntsinger.
A memorial has been established in Hugh's memory to Hospice of Central Iowa or the First United Methodist Church.
Published on February 14, 2017