Denny Glass of Perry


Mass of Christian Burial for Denny Glass, 79, of Perry will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Burial with military rites will follow at Violet Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at Murdock Funeral Home.

Denny passed away Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at Veterans Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa.

Memorials in Denny’s name and condolences to the family may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home.


  1. From Mike Kelley, past commander of American Legion Post 85 in Perry: “I pass this along in memory of my friend, fellow Vietnam War veteran and past Post Adjutant Dennis Patrick Glass. He was a life member of the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Denny was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club. He served aboard an aircraft carrier and was repeatedly exposed to Agent Orange, the scourge of the Vietnam War. Partially disabled due to various medical conditions, he nevertheless performed his duties as an officer of American Legion Post 85 in Perry, Iowa. He served with distinction and a heartfelt dedication to duty. When called upon to perform post duties such as serving as a rifleman in a funeral honor guard, he would pitch in. He would drive a carload of post members to an out-of-town funeral because he felt “duty bound” to honor any fallen veteran. He had only one fault I am aware of: he sometimes forgot his ceremonial white gloves. He had a way of folding his beloved flag and presenting it to a grieving family member that was special. The presentation was always followed by a whispered personal message and a crisp salute. Denny was a credit to his country, the U.S. Navy, and finally to his community and American Legion Post 85 in Perry. He had the respect of all in the post, and for his love of country. I and all his fellow veterans will miss him.”


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