In Memory of

Robert Glassmaker

July 23, 1955 - October 15, 2016
Robert John Glassmaker, the son of Ray and Helen (Steichen) Glassmaker was born on July 23, 1955, in Cherokee, IA. His childhood years were spent on the farm. He attended Maryhill School until its closing and graduated from Meriden-Cleghorn High School. On June 27, 1980, Bob was united in marriage to Sherill Lawson at Maryhill Visitation Catholic Church. Following their marriage Bob farmed until the time of his death. He was known for being a hard worker, a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather, as well as a loyal friend. Bob was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. He was passionate about donating his time to several organizations including Mary's Choice and was a crusader for pro-life. Bob took great joy in helping the many foster children he and Sherill have welcomed into their home over the years. Bob enjoyed helping anyone he could and especially enjoyed the time spent with his family and friends. On October 15, 2016, Bob passed away at Cherokee Regional Medical Center at the age of 61. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Helen Glassmaker; in laws, Ron and Eleanor Lawson; one sister, Mary Dickes; and one grandchild, Baby Steffes. He is survived by his wife, Sherill Glassmaker; children and their families, Ronita (Tim) Steffes and their children, Jillian, Makayla, Emmet, Abi, Cali, and Eleanor; Vincent (Jayme) Glassmaker and their children, Bayle, Olivia, Lance, Isabel, and Samantha; and Shavon (Aarron) Cronin and their children, Matthew, Abram, Job, Francis, Arlo, and James; Ali Glassmaker, Abraham Bertrand, and Jack Milliken; his siblings: Phylis (Bob) Walton, Diane (Doug) Henke, Tom, Bill (Violet), Joe (Pat) Joan Nicoli, Michelle (Rich) Moret, Janet (Mike) Kruse, Dave (Michelle) Pete, Chris (Jamie) Wankum, and Liz (Marc) Mallory; a sister-in-law, Sandy Peters; several nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to: Mary's Choice PO Box 5172 Sioux City, IA 51102
Father Dan Guenther
Tim Steffes Aarron Cronin Jack Milliken Abraham Bertrand Travis Glassmaker Josh Glassmaker
Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. with the family present from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus. There will be a 7:00 p.m. rosary and 7:30 prayer service following the visitation Tuesday at the funeral home.
Maryhill Visitation Cemetery Rural Cherokee, Iowa


Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“To all the Glassmaker family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Those days at Maryhill, both at the school and parish, I will always remember. It sounds like Bob left a beautiful legacy. My heartfelt sympathy to you all.”
- Evonne Hockert
Friday, October 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear about Robert. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during what must be a difficult loss. God Bless.
Ken & Starla Vander Molen
Rapid City, SD”
- Ken Vander Molen
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“The sign at Mary's Choice in memory of Bob is perfect: 'Woman, behold your son.' He was so close to our Blessed Mother and that really showed in the way he lived his life. He was a great example to me and many, and a greater man will be rare to find in this life. May he rest in peace. Praying for all of you, Sherrill and family. -Becca Wilson”
- Rebecca Wilson
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Sherill & family - was very sorry to hear of the news of Bob's passing. You and
your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.”
- Tom Dickes
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I am so sorry . ”
- Dan Glassmaker
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“oursympathy to the family of bob glassmaker from the dacresa family We will gift Mary!s choice & see Sheryl there.”
- Joan &Jean Dacres
Monday, October 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Sherrill, Ronita, and the entire family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. I will remember Bob from Mary's Choice and the joy he brought being a handy-man around that building and is courageous stance in the dignity of life. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord! ”
- Kurt & Amy Pautsch Family
Monday, October 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“On behalf of myself and my family. Our hearts go out to you. Bob was a great man who was always working. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Melvin and family”
- Melvin Fritz
Monday, October 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Sherill, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your beautiful family. Because of Christ's victory over death, we know Bob is now cradled in the arms of his loving Father. Peace to you, dear friend. Deacon Tom and Cecilia Henrich”
- Cecilia A. Henrich
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Sherril I want to extend to you my most heartfelt condolences on the loss of your beloved Bob. I learned of it from Melinda Pallone of our parish just before the 5PM liturgy. At each Mass I asked the people to remember all of you in
prayer. My warmest thoughts and prayers are with you as we celebrate this new life in Christ. Blessings. Requiescant in pace ”
- Fr. Armand
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I will be praying for your family. I am having a mass said for the repose of Bob's soul. ”
- Robyn M. Van Venrooij
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“We were sad to hear of Robert's passing. Our prayers are with your family. May your memories give you comfort in the days ahead. God is with you all. ”
- Gerald & Jeanette Hohbach
Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Glassmaker's - The news of Bob's passing is hard. Our condolences to you all. We learned of this while harvesting - no doubt Bob's favorite time of year too. It has become a habit to pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet at such times. Jesus, Mary and Joseph have wrapped there arms around Bob. They know his heart is sincere, bigger than life and his faithfulness is true and welcomed him with joy! ”
- Sue Dentlinger
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