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Dr. Vincent "Jerry" Glowacki

September 25, 1931 — April 1, 2024

West Des Moines

Dr. Vincent "Jerry" Glowacki

A Memorial Mass for Dr. Vincent “Jerry” Glowacki, 92, will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2024 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass at church.  Inurnment will be in National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal. Memorials may be made to Assumption High School.   Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Dr. Glowacki died Monday, April 1, 2024 at Edgewater Senior Living, West Des Moines.

 

Vincent Jerome Glowacki was born on September 25, 1931 in Davenport, son of Vincent J. and Marie (Schier) Glowacki. After graduating from St. Ambrose Academy and St. Ambrose University, he proudly served our country in the Army from 1957 until 1959. Jerry went on to earn his medical doctorate degree and completed his residency in anesthesia at the University of Iowa. He returned to Davenport to found an anesthesia practice serving both Mercy and St. Lukes Hospitals (Genesis Medical Center).   

 

He met the love of his life, Loretta Brophy on a blind date and was happily married for 63 years. Traveling the world together, they loved sharing stories of their adventures. Remembered for his humor and generosity, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling, playing tennis, using his tool box (or duct tape) to repair most anything, and watching Iowa Hawkeye sports.

 

His memberships included Holy Family, St. John Vianney, Knights of Columbus, Quarterback and Outing Clubs.

 

Survivors include his children; David (Elaine) Glowacki, Madison, WI, Susan (Mark) McClure, St. Louis, MO, Dr. Carol Glowacki, Philadelphia, PA, Patricia (Charles) Burns, Nashua, NH, and Dr. Richard (Jennifer) Glowacki, West Des Moines; ten grandchildren; his brother, Don (Sandra) Glowacki, Davenport, and sisters-in-law, Sharon Glowacki, Rose Pederson, and Patricia Brophy.

 

Dr. Glowacki was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta, his daughter, Dr. Jean Glowacki, and siblings, George (Genevieve) Glowacki, Eugene (Rosemary) Glowacki, Delores (Donald) Warlop, Richard (Penny) Glowacki, and William Glowacki.

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Upcoming Services

Visitation

Monday, June 17, 2024

9:00 - 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

4097 18th St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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Memorial Mass

Monday, June 17, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. John Vianney Catholic Church

4097 18th St, Bettendorf, IA 52722

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