Mass of Christian burial for Jimmy Glatt, 87, and Martina Glatt, 85, of Aberdeen, will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 28, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 409 2nd Avenue NE, Aberdeen, with Father Michael Griffin, Celebrant.
Burial follows at Sunset Memorial Gardens, with military rites being conducted for Jimmy.
Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary and Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Friday, at the mortuary, and one hour before Mass at the church on Saturday.
Family and friends may sign their online guestbooks and also view their services via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Jimmy and Martina both passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020, at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center.
In an effort to stop the spread of COVID, Jimmy and Martina’s family respectfully requests the use of masks and social distancing at their visitation and Funeral Mass.
Jimmy Glatt was born August 2, 1933, to Peter and Elizabeth (Geier) Glatt in Trail City, SD. When he was three years old, he and his family moved to Bowdle, SD. Jimmy attended rural school until 5th grade, and high school in Bowdle, graduating from Bowdle High School with the Class of 1951.
In June of 1951, Jimmy enlisted in the United States Air Force. He took basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. After basic, he completed 12 more weeks of schooling before being sent to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he served in the Transportation and Medical Squadrons. It was there that he was fortunate enough to make the base’s basketball team, traveling to New York and finishing 3rd in the World Wide Air Force Basketball Tournament. Early in 1953, he processed to serve overseas. Upon his return, he was stationed at a naval hospital in New York until being honorably discharged on June 18, 1955.
After returning to Bowdle, Jimmy married Martina Gisi in Hosmer, SD on June 27, 1955. They moved to Aberdeen, where Jimmy attended and graduated from the Aberdeen School of Commerce in 1956.
Jimmy worked at Dakota Sash and Door Company for 15 years until their closing. He then was employed with the Aberdeen City Parks and Recreation Department for 21 years. He took great pride in getting those ball diamonds ready! In 1995, he retired to a part-time job for four years until retiring completely.
Jimmy joined the American Legion Post #24 in 1955. He also joined the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post #17 in which he held several titles. In addition, Jimmy was an active member of the Aberdeen Moose Lodge #590, where he held many offices ranging from Sergeant-at-Arms to Governor, and all those in between. He also served as Treasurer, helped with bingo, and helped with Moose Breakfasts. He believed so strongly in the Moose Lodge Mission that he signed up 100+ members to join him through the years.
In his spare time, Jimmy enjoyed playing the accordion, any type of card game, putzing with carpentry work, attending and dancing at Polka Fests, and attending Thursday night bingo and Friday night activities at the Aberdeen Moose Lodge. He and Martina shared 65 years of marriage together before both passing away on November 17th due to complications from COVID.
Grateful for sharing Jimmy’s life is his daughter, Susan (Wally) Nickoli of Tucson, AZ; his son, Milo (Ann) Glatt of Aberdeen; three grandchildren: Ryan Nickoli, Kaylee (Bryan) Lloyd and Liz (John) Hanlon; two great-grandchildren (with another two on the way); and one sister, Rose Smith of Colorado.
Preceding Jimmy in death are his parents; four brothers; and five sisters.
Honorary pallbearers will be all the friends who have touched Jimmy’s life along the way.
Memorials are preferred to: Aberdeen Moose Family Center 590, 410 9th Avenue SW, Aberdeen, SD 57401.
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Aberdeen Moose Family Center 590
410 9th Avenue SW, Aberdeen SD 57401