Daniel Stuart “Dan” “Eagle” Glibbery, 66, of Duluth and Montana, passed away on Friday, July 26 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.
Dan was born on Sept. 28, 1946, to Harry and Rosemary (McLaughlin) Glibbery in Duluth.
He graduated from Duluth East High School in 1964. He attended UMD from 1964 until he entered into the service via the U. S. Army in 1966. He served in Vietnam as a Chinook helicopter crew chief until his honorable discharge. Daniel married Molly McVicker of Hopkins, Minn., in 1970, after meeting at UMD. He built their log home in 1976 which is still their Minnesota residence. Their two sons, Ryan and Devin, were born in 1978 and 1985. They also spent six months of the year in Montana, where their children and families reside.
He retired from Duluth Water and Gas after 34 years of service. He enjoyed many activities in both Minnesota and Montana including; water skiing, spending time at the cabin on Caribou Lake, (that his parent’s built), walleye fishing at the island on Lake Vermilion and on Island Lake, downhill skiing, fly fishing for trout (especially on the Madison and Missouri Rivers in Montana), and traveling in the mountains. One of his great joys was spending time with his “boys” and gathering with friends.
Dan was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother, Timothy.
Dan is survived by his wife, Molly of Duluth and Montana; sons, Ryan (Brandi) Glibbery of Missoula, Mont., and Devin Glibbery of Bozeman, Mont. ; grand-son, Owen; and granddaughter to be, Isla Danielann; sister, Beth (Tim) Anderson of Knife River, Minn. ; nephew, Matt (Kristy Zimmerman) Kleman and Keaton of Bozeman, Mont. ; niece, Amy (Jared ) Brett and a very special nephew, “Mr. Carter” of Embarrass, Minn. ; many loving aunts, uncle, cousins and step-niece and nephews. He is also survived by many wonderful friends from around the country. He will be missed greatly by his special river mate, “Buddy” .
A special thank you to Dr. Silva Benedict, Dr. Ipsen and oncology/ hospice staff at St. Luke’s 2W who are “true” angels on earth.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, in the Jarvi Dowd Chapel, 925 E. 4th St., Duluth with Pastor Susan Berge officiating. A visitation will be held from 3 until 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 in the chapel. Full Military honors will be delivered at the funeral home at the conclusion of the service. A memorial service will be held in Montana at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to eaglesmount. org at Bridger Bowl ski area; PLWA.org in Montana;cariboulake.org/St . Louis County, Minn. ; or summit forparkinsons.org in Missoula. To leave a memory of Dan or words of support please visit www. bellbrothersjarvidowd. com