Richard Glommen, 90
Richard Glommen, 90, of Marshalltown, entered into the arms of his Savior and Lord, on the morning of Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his family at his side. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2014, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until the service time. He will be laid to rest with full military honors by the combined units of the VFW Harry C. Harter Post #839 and American Legion Frank Lewis Glick Post #46. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. Ph. 641-844-1234.
Born on June 28, 1924, in Suttons Bay, Michigan, he was the son and one of eight children born to Louis and Sadie (Rorem) Glommen. He attended school in Michigan and soon started working in the shipyards in the Great Lakes.
Richard served our country honorably in the United States Navy in WWII. He later attended college and began a nearly 30 year career for the National Weather Service, retiring from there in South Dakota.
On September 19, 1987, he was united in marriage to Carol Harrington Schutt. They made their home in Marshalltown.
Richard Glommen was a man of faith, sharing the gospel in everyday life. He treasured his family and enjoyed watching college football, listening to hymns, playing games with the family, helping others and sharing his Norwegian heritage.
Left to cherish his memory are his children- Stephanie Maxfield, of Lincoln, NE, Renee Burge, of Coon Rapids, MN, Brett (Sarah) Schutt, of Marshalltown, Addison Glommen, of Marshalltown, and Bethany Glommen, of Marshalltown; nine precious grandchildren: Jacob, Jordan, Joshua, Jaedon, Elizabeth, Tyler, Victoria, Ava and Owen.
In death, Richard rejoined his beloved wife Carol, who passed away suddenly on December 28, 2004, and his parents.