Rodney Kent Glissendorf was born August 31, 1958 at Mitchell the son of Darrel and Inge (Schwarz) Glissendorf. He graduated from White Lake High School in 1976 and was active in sports and music. He attended USD in Vermillion for two years.
He worked for Luke Construction and later took over the family farm. He was on the White Lake Nursing Home board, a member of the United Methodist Church and a certified EMT. In 1983 he married Teresa Wells.
He will be remembered for love of his grandchildren, his big brother/father figure, caring personality, his easy going persona, his compassion for others, and his love for his motorcycle and farm. He enjoyed his family, friends, hunting and farming community.
He is survived by one son, Owen Glissendorf, daughter, Melissa and husband, Dustin Hillman, grandchildren: Mercedes, Lexus and Porsche Hillman all of White Lake and Phoenix Baldwin of Phoenix AZ, his mother, Inge Glissendorf, brothers: Ronald (Theresa) Glissendorf, Rick Glissendorf, sisters Bev Glissendorf, Barb (Troy) Becker all of White Lake, Sandy (Bob) Syrstad, Becky (Darin) Gillen and Brenda (Steve) Thiry all of Mitchell and numerous special nieces and nephews and many aunts,uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Darrel, step-daughter, Amy Wells and his maternal and paternal grandparents.