Rodney Kent Glissendorf


August 31, 1958 - May 20, 2011


Rodney Kent Glissendorf was born August 31, 1958 at Mitchell the son of Darrel and Inge (Schwarz) Glissendorf. He graduated from White Lake High School in 1976 and was active in sports and music.  He attended USD in Vermillion for two years.

He worked for Luke Construction and later took over the family farm. He was on the White Lake Nursing Home board, a member of the United Methodist Church and a certified EMT. In 1983 he married Teresa Wells.

He will be remembered for love of his grandchildren, his big brother/father figure, caring personality, his easy going persona, his compassion for others, and his love for his motorcycle and farm.  He enjoyed his family, friends, hunting and farming community.

He is survived by one son, Owen Glissendorf, daughter, Melissa and husband, Dustin Hillman, grandchildren: Mercedes, Lexus and Porsche Hillman all of White Lake and Phoenix Baldwin of Phoenix AZ, his mother, Inge Glissendorf, brothers: Ronald (Theresa) Glissendorf, Rick Glissendorf, sisters Bev Glissendorf, Barb (Troy) Becker all of White Lake, Sandy (Bob) Syrstad, Becky (Darin) Gillen and Brenda (Steve) Thiry all of Mitchell and numerous special nieces and nephews and many aunts,uncles and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, Darrel, step-daughter, Amy Wells and his maternal and paternal grandparents.


Sunday, May 22, 2011
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
United Methodist Church
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
White Lake, South Dakota


Monday, May 23, 2011
10:00 AM
United Methodist Church
White Lake, South Dakota


White Lake Cemetery
White Lake, South Dakota

Posted by stephanie thiry(neice) on August 11, 2011
I miss my uncle so very very much. ive been told it gets better in time, just wondering when that time starts, cuz it still feels like every extra day he's gone, makes the pain that much worse. theres not a day that goes by that I dont shed a year.i understand things happens for a reason, I'd just like to know what this reason was. I love you so much and hope you are enjoying with grampa, and other family members....please just sho a lil something to remind us that u are here once in a while....hope u like and appreciate my new tatoo....ttys uncle rod, love always, your neice, stephanie thiry.....(i appreciate the dreams ;)
Posted by Mike Sadlak on July 7, 2011
A Kind Gentle Giant of a Man has passed. He will live in my heart for the rest of my years. i came to white Lake to hunt his land. I left conciled by his demeanor and gentile effectivness. Knowing Rodney Kent Glissendorf has made me a better man.
Posted by James Tancos on July 5, 2011
My deepest feelings of sorrow for the Glissendorf family on Rod's passing. We are surley going to miss Rod and his hospitalty, friendship, and being able to hunt with him on his land. Rod you are in our prayers and our hearths God bless you.

Posted by Shelly Thiry on May 23, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. So sorry to hear of his passing.
Posted by Rodney Hall on May 22, 2011
Inge and family,

I was shocked to read of the passing of your son Rodney. He will now be with his dad, Darrell. May God be with you all at this difficult time. I think one of your daughters was a page at Pierre when I was there.
Posted by Nancy Deurmier on May 21, 2011
Although no words can really help to ease your pain, just know that you are in my every thought and prayer. May the peace which comes from the memories of your dad comfort you now and in the days ahead. Remember that you can always lean on US for strength and know that we care about you.

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