Dr. H. Richard Glissmeyer
August 28, 1925 – July 28, 2020
Dr. H. Richard (Dick) Glissmeyer, D.D.S., passed away peacefully at his home on July 28, 2020 at 94 years-old. Toodaloo Kangaroo!
He was born to Henry A. and Elsa Kratzer Glissmeyer on August 28, 1925. He graduated from East High School, University of Utah and University of California San Francisco Dental School. He served in the Navy during WWII and in the Korean War. He also served in the Swiss-Austrian mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Dick practiced dentistry in Salt Lake City for 55 years. He married Helen Dene Carlson in the Salt Lake Temple on September 4, 1952. They have four surviving children; Stephanie Ann (Doug) Dastrup, Stacy Lee Glissmeyer, Tamara Dene Glissmeyer, Brian Richard (Angela) Glissmeyer.
After the death of his wife, Dene, he married Brenda Lou Welch on June 11, 1994. He welcomed two sons into his family, Sean Dinsmore and Casey (Tony Shafer) Dinsmore. Then after Brenda joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, they were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Brenda preceded him in death as well as his brother Carl Glissmeyer and his wife Rita. He is survived by his sister, Marlene (Eric) Holt of Boise, Idaho.
We would like to give our thanks and appreciation to Dr. Imad Farrukh, who stepped in and saved our father's life and adding 3 great years, and for his nurse and our neighbor, Cathy Keyes. We would also like to thank Dr. Daniel Hibbert who healed my dad with his skill and humor. The professionalism and care from Dr. Anwar Tandar and Mila Hansen from the University of Utah hospital meant a lot to us. Thank you Dr. Steven Elmore and his wonderful staff for keeping our dad young. A huge heart felt thank you to the staff of Elevation Hospice, especially Sonya Fowels, Adam Sessions, and Laura Ladle for all the support and care they gave to Dad and the family in his last hours.
A private graveside service will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 am, Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Wasatch Lawn, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Millcreek, UT. Family and friends are welcome to visit at the gravesite prior to service at 9:15 am.
Condolences and memories may be offered to the family at www.dignitymemorial.com
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Dr. H. Richard Glissmeyer
August 4, 2020
I didn't know Richard well. I had more contact with Brenda. However, when Brenda was in a care facility, he called me on my birthday two years in a row! I was surprised the first time until I discovered that was also his birthday. It was so kind of him to share his birthday with me!
August 3, 2020
Goodbye Dick! You were such a dear friend to my family all of my life. So many fond memories of you. Your hat changes, silly jokes, and wonderful sense of humor, and a laugh like no one else. I was so lucky to have you and Brenda in my life. You were such a dear friend to my parents, and I will never forget the beautiful eulogy you provided at my mother's funeral. No one could have done it better. RIP Dick. Love, Kimberly Sorensen & Tracey Bangerter
August 3, 2020
I've known Dr. Glissmeyer, ever since I was in high school, and that was many many years ago. he took excellent care of my dental needs. he was the best dentist and he was a friend, he helped me through a lot of personal problems when I was going through a divorce. he was mine and my children's dentist until a few years ago when he seemed to disappear, I tried to find him, then I realized that he probably had retired, because for many years he would remark that he was going to retire. I'm very happy that I knew him, he was a kind and gentle soul.
Don and Roxanne Riches
August 2, 2020
What a truly sad day. What an incredible, funny, sweet man
Who will be incredibly missed. We have shared so many fun memories with Dick and will never forget his hats of many colors and his wity sence of humor and jokes a plenty.
Goodbye old friend.