Gordon Glassburn

1922 to 2016


Gordon Dale Glassburn, 93, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, at the Custer Regional Senior Care in Custer, S.D.

Gordon was born July 7, 1922 on a farm south of Sunol to Hubert and Maude Glassburn. Six children blessed their marriage, which Gordon was the fifth child. As a teenager, his brothers and he broke horses for the Calvary at Fort Robinson during WWI and WWII.

After high school, Gordon wanted to join the war but due to an asthma attack at the enlistment office, he was sent home to farm alongside his parents, sisters, and younger brother. Gordon’s two older br...

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