Jack W. Glaefke

Mar 5, 1930 – Aug 13, 2015

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He was born in Seattle, WA, March 5th, 1930. He had 7 sisters and 3 brothers - Alma, Sarah, Molly, Edith, Helen, Virginia, Ethel, Bud, Jim and Danny. He is survived by his wife Gaylene Glaefke, and his children, son Larry and wife Debbie, son Craig and wife Patti, and daughter Lori Graham. He had 6 grandchildren, Amy, Ashley, Brittney, Katrina, Jessica and Dillon. He had 3 great-grandchildren, Elicio, Miguel and newborn Sophia. 

He served in the Airforce during the Korean War, and later started working for Littman's Bakery greasing pans. He then went on with his career in the Sales Industry working for several bakeries, including Grandma's Cookies, Mother's

Cookies and finally retiring from Sunshine Bakery/Blue Bell Snacks. He was an incredible salesman and loved his job very much.

Jack loved spending lots of time with his grandkids, traveling, golfing, fishing and hunting deer. He was a huge UW fan and enjoyed going to Husky games. He always had the best sense of humor, and could make anyone laugh, his two favorite sayings were, "I love you so much, I can hardly stand it", and "I'm glad you got to see me"! He was a smart, witty, loving and caring man, he was very thoughtful, and helpful. He enjoyed his retirement with his wife Gaylene as 'snowbirds' - in Arizona during the winter, and in Burien, WA during the summer.

He passed away August 13, 2015, peacefully at home with his family after a long battle with cancer, he fought until the end.

He is in God's Arms now, and in our hearts forever, he will be truly missed.

We Love you Jack, Dad, Grandpa, Brother and Friend. 

Memorials suggested to American Cancer Society or Franciscan Hospice Center.


Larry and Debbie Glaefke
Everett, WA
Aug 21, 2015

Dad, we love you more than I can say! You were the best dad that anybody could ask for. I will continue with telling your jokes and be thinking of you every time I do. I have learned so much from you. You will be forever in our hearts and minds. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. I’ve always said, “Things happen for a reason”. I don’t know what that reason is, but we will all find out in the future. Again, we love you, always and forever!

John and Jo Ann Jones
Hoquiam, WA
Aug 19, 2015

It was a pleasure knowing Jack, our neighbor in Venture Out. Sorry to hear of his passing. We will miss him. Our hearts go out to Gaylene and his fsmily.

Peter & Virginia Gasca
Bellevue, WA
Aug 18, 2015

We will remember Jack with a smile on his face and a

bag of cookies in his hand. Our children, Carla and David

spent some time with Gaylene and Jack while I was between

"sitters". Jack always had a bag of cookies for them to

take home. The children enjoyed being with Gaylene and


Save a space for us in Heaven.

Craig ang Patti Glaefke, & Eliceo and Miguel
Seattle, WA
Aug 18, 2015

Dad, Grandpa, you gave so much of yourself to us. Your unconditional love and compassion that has touched us all.

You showed us great strength and to never give up.

Thank you for being a great and loving role model.

You will always be with us in our hearts

Dave & Nikki Gasca
kent, wa
Aug 18, 2015

We will miss you Jack.

All of us will look out and help take care of your family.

Good luck and take care!!

Boyd and Marie Austin
Vancouver, WA
Aug 17, 2015

We are glad that we had the chance to say good-bye and will miss you so much, you were a brother and a friend and we will never forget you. You will always be in our hearts. Love you "Bro".

Lori Graham
kent, wa
Aug 17, 2015

I love you Dad, i will think about you everyday and never forget how much you taught me, i really looked up to you and admired your fun loving and humorous spirit. Rest in Peace, and i'll see you again when the time is right.

Love your favorite daughter, Lori

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