Dennis Kim Glasco

Private family services for Dennis Kim Glasco, 61, Lawrence, will take place at a later date.

He died peacefully October 2, 2017 at his home in Lawrence.

Dennis was born August 3, 1956, in Moses Lake, Washington, the son of Charles Eldon Glasco and Donna Jean Willson.

He graduated from Daleville High School in Daleville, Alabama. He subsequently earned his Master’s Degree in Economics at Kansas University.

Dennis enjoyed teaching math to young people. He began his professional career tutoring basketball players for the the KU athletic department. He remained an avid fan and season ticket holder of Jayhawks basketball for the rest of his life. He subsequently joined the faculty of Haskell Indian Nations University where he taught calculus, statistics and economics for over 25 years. He spent most of his school breaks in the Caribbean and Central America exploring Indian ruins and snorkeling.

Dennis is survived by his mother Donna Glasco Springfield in Pharr, Texas and brother Donald Glasco in Monterey, California.

Memorial contributions may be made to hospice or charity of your choice.

Messages & Condolences

From Von Villarreal...

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Glasco’s passing. I will always remember his sarcastic sense of humor and challenging but engaging classes. My deepest and most sincere condolences to his family and friends, he will be greatly missed.

From Yolanda Spencer...

Thank you for being part of our lives and always be part of haskell forever. RIP Mr. Glassco

From Channah D Walker...

There are many students that appreciated his extra help. You can see it FB Haskell Alumni and I was one of them too. Thank you Mr Glasco. RIP.

From Valerie Switzler...

Mr. Glasco was an incredible teacher. He really cared for his students. He made learning fun. He would do problems on the board then he would look up as if he saw a blackboard in the sky and say “Now how would I explain this to mother…” then smirk. I was one of his older students and he always made sure everyone understood what he was teaching. We had fun learning calculus and statistics because it became relevant to our lives.

From Patricia Baxter...

Loved his sense of humor and was the best math tutor. He will be very much missed. Prayers to his family.

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