Gerald “Jerry” John Glidewell was born May 4, 1936 in Waterloo, IA, son of Thomas and Margaret (Sommers) Glidewell. He received his education in the Waterloo and Cedar Falls schools and then worked for his father in his gas station and did construction work. He then began working for John Deere where he retired after 30 years of employment. He was married to Camilla Fain and they later divorced. On February 14, 1998 he married Carol Ferguson at the United Presbyterian Church in Traer. In free time he enjoyed working on his computer and doing projects around the home and for others in the community. Jerry’s death came on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at the Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo at the age of 77 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Brian Glidewell. Jerry is survived by his wife Carol of Traer, three sons, Greg (Kathy) Glidewell of Tripoli, IA, Grant (Terri) Glidewell of Waterloo and Tom (Lisa) Glidewell of Texas, two step daughters, Julie (Todd) Eipperle of Marshalltown, IA and Denise (Larry) Flickinger of Traer, one sister Carolyn (Richard) Giese of Montana, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 5 step grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild.
Visitation: 1 hour prior to services at the church
Services: 1:00 PM Thursday, July 11, 2013 United Presbyterian Church Traer, Iowa
Burial: Private family burial at the Garden of Memories Cemeteries Waterloo, Iowa