BETTENDORF - Richard E. Gless, II, 42, of Bettendorf, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in Bettendorf.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, at 10 a.m. at The Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the mortuary. Private burial service will take place at a later time. Online condolences may be left at

Richard was born Dec. 29, 1969, in Davenport, the son of Richard Gless and Alice (Hurlbut) Gless. He graduated from Davenport Central High School in 1988. He worked as a health and life insurance agent for Cities Insurance Group for many years. He later worked in selling precious metals. In his spare time, he loved to golf and travel. He especially enjoyed going to the beach.

He married Chelsea Easter on Oct. 8, 2008, in Bettendorf.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Chelsea; sons, Benjamin and Austin Gless and Nate Rudsell; his father, Richard, and wife, Evelyn "Eve" Gless, LeClaire; his mother, Alice Gless, Davenport; sisters, Rachel Gless and Deborah (Jimmy) Wheeler, both of Davenport, Angel Curtis, Ohio, and Donna Sandefur; and several nieces and nephews.

A sister, Donada Francine McCandless, preceded him in death.

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I was doing a search of my last name and came upon this. I don't know if we are related but i am truly sorry to read about this tragic event. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family.
My pop was from Brooklyn, NY and his father had several brothers so it is possible there could be a connection of related Gless members out there.
Any info would be interesting.
Once again, my condolences to Mr Gless's family.

Keith Gless


Rachel I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Tammie (Witcraft) and Tim Hutcheson family.....


I didn't know Richard, or even know OF him, but this was such a tragic thing that had happened and I pray for his family. Such a loss as this will never be forgotten...RIP Richard...God Bless the family....

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