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Dr. Rodney R. Gleysteen, a long-time resident of Alton, died Friday, July 14 [1989] at a Bremerton, Washington hospital.

Mr. Gleysteen was born June 2, 1913. After graduating from Alton High School and Grinnell College, he attended the University of Iowa Medical School. Following his medical education, he started practicing with his father in Alton. He later left the practice to join the Navy where he attained the rank of captain. He was the chief of the Bremerton Hospital at the time of his retirement.

He married Laura Tunnell in 1946. She survives him, as well as their four children, Mary Grace, Dirk, Rodney Jr. and Leland. Memorials in his name may be sent to Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.