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Thomas Lee Glassmaker

September 28, 1949 — August 16, 2023

Cleghorn

Thomas Lee Glassmaker

 

 

 

THOMAS LEE GLASSMAKER

 

Thomas Lee Glassmaker, age 73 of Cleghorn, IA, passed away Wednesday, August 16, 2023, at his home in Cleghorn. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, IA. Father Dan Rupp will officiate. Burial will be at Maryhill Visitation Cemetery. Public visitation will family present will be held on Friday, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service Friday, following visitation at the funeral home. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, IA, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

 

Thomas (Tom) Glassmaker was born on September 28, 1949, in Cherokee, IA to Ray and Helen (Steichen) Glassmaker.  He grew up on the family farm south of Cleghorn, IA.  Tom attended school at Maryhill and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Cherokee, IA.  He then enrolled at Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA.  He was in one of the first classes to include males; a real challenge for the Franciscan nuns. 

 

Tom worked construction in Phoenix, AZ before returning to Iowa.  He worked at IBP and lived with his sister Mary’s family.  Tom returned to the Cleghorn farm and eventually established the Glassmaker Bros. Farming Partnership.  Tom loved farming until his last days. 

 

Tom was a lifelong Catholic.  He had a deep devotion to the Virgin Mary and the Rosary.  He enjoyed watching sports, especially the Milwaukee Bucks and Notre Dame football.

Tom was devoted to our parents during their last years, there whenever he was needed.  They looked forward to daily visits with him and his beloved dog, Skippy.

 

Tom died peacefully on his farm on August 16, 2023, after years of various health issues at the age of 73.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Helen; his sister, Mary Dickes; brother, Bob; brother-in-law, Marc Mallory and his beloved dog, Skippy.

 

Tom is survived by his eleven siblings: Phyllis (Bob) Walton, Diane (Doug) Henke, Bill (Violet) Glassmaker, Joe (Pat) Glassmaker, Joan Nicolai, Michelle (Rich) Moret, Janet (Mike) Kruse, David (Michelle) Glassmaker, Pete Glassmaker, Christine (Jamie) Wankum, and Elizabeth Mallory; brother-in-law, Tom Dickes, sister-in-law, Sherill Glassmaker, many loving nephews, nieces, and special friend, Monica.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, August 18, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home - Cherokee

216 S. 2nd St., Cherokee, IA 51012

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee, IA. There will be a 7:00 p.m. prayer service following visitation at the funeral home.

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, August 19, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

709 W Cedar St, Cherokee, IA 51012

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee, Iowa.

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Burial

Saturday, August 19, 2023

11:15am - 12:15 pm (Central time)

Maryhill Visitation Cemetery

Cherokee, IA 51012

Burial will take place at Maryhill Visitation Cemetery, rural Cherokee, Iowa.

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