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Jacob Martinus Glatt 'Jack,' 88

| April 10, 2021 1:00 AM

Jacob Martinus Glatt “Jack” was born Feb. 23, 1933, to Michael and Elizabeth (Sahli) Glatt in Hague, N.D. He grew up and worked on the family farm. Jack enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served during the Korean War from 1953 to 1956. He attained the rank of sergeant and was honorably discharged at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Jack was united in marriage to Barbara Senger on June 15, 1957, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Los Angeles. Their union was blessed with four children: Dean, Sherry, Jay and Jacqueline, and 64 years of marriage together. The couple made their home and raised their family in LaPalma, Calif.

Jack worked as an arborist and owned and operated Jack Glatt and Sons Tree Surgery for many years. He eventually sold the business and in 2000, moved to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. On Good Friday, April 2, 2021, Jack died peacefully at the Schneidmiller Hospice House in Coeur d’Alene at the age of 88 years.

While in California, Jack was a member of the Knights of Columbus and Bighorn Sheep Association. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, downhill skiing, swimming, cooking and time spent with family and relatives.

Jack is lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara of Coeur d’Alene; three children: Dean (and Patty) Glatt of Bakersfield, Calif., Jay (and Larry Roegge) Glatt of Studio City, Calif. and Jacqueline Pyle of LaDera Ranch, Calif.; seven grandchildren: Heidi, Darren, Charles, Jennifer, Tommy, Tristan and Sarah; 10 great-grandchildren; siblings, Alvin Glatt, Millie Wald and Clara Olson; and other family and friends. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Elizabeth; a daughter, Sherry Jester; siblings, Katherine Jangula, Ben Glatt, Lena Bauer, Mary Manley, Barbara Schumacher and Peter Glatt, and two infant brothers, John and Pious Glatt.

Blessed and eternal be the memory of Jacob “Jack” Martinus Glatt.

A Memorial Mass in memory of Jack Glatt will be held during the daily Masses at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Coeur d’Alene, during the week of April 12, 2021. Inurnment was at the Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens Columbarium. Arrangements are provided by Yates Funeral Home. Online registry and condolences may be found at