In Memory of Glenn W. Hartley

Glenn W. Hartley
Glenn W. Hartley
Born: November 15, 1960
Died: September 14, 2014
Age: 53
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Glenn W. Hartley
November 15, 1960 - September 14, 2014
From: Woodland Hills, CA | Originally: Maxwell, IA

Glenn Hartley, age 53, of Woodland Hills, California, and formerly of Maxwell, Iowa, died Sunday, September 14, 2014, in Pontiac, Michigan.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Nevada with Pastor Chris Waddle officiating.  Burial will be in Maxwell Cemetery, Maxwell, Iowa.  Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Ryan Funeral Home in Nevada. 

Born November 15, 1960, in Nevada, Iowa, Glenn William Hartley was one of twin boys born to Joseph William and Waneva Joan (Dunshee) Hartley.  He graduated from Maxwell High School in 1979, then earned his degree from Iowa State University where he was a member of the Iowa State wrestling team. 

Glenn and his twin brother, Gene, moved to California shortly after graduating from ISU and sought work in the film industry.  Most recently, Glenn worked with his brother at Hart Transportation as a generator operator and costume driver.  He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed following the LA Lakers and various college teams, including Iowa State. 

Survivors include his daughter, Sara Simons of West Hills, CA; a sister, Marilyn (Steve) Brodie of Nevada and their children Rod (Michele) Brodie of Knoxville, and Ryan (Jeanine) Brodie of Des Moines; and a brother, Gene (Carol) Hartley of Sherman Oaks, CA and their children Jude and Ella. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.


Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 2:50 PM
“I'm Stunned n Crushed to learn DASH Has Passed Away.
I Usually See Him Each Time I come out to California Unfortunately I Guess I Got So Busy n When I Last Tried to call him and didn't get a response it just slipped my my to call again
As I live in New York n the Only time I connect with DASH is when I'm out in California. Today a Good friend of mine Mentioned DASH So Naturally I Had To Call Him ....Only to find Out That He Is GONE! Although I Only Saw Him Once A Year since early 2000 He Was Always a lot of Fun To Hang With n A Very Generous Dude! I Will Miss Him Greatly! CHEERS MY BROTHER! ! SEE YOU SOON! FM”
- Franky Mann
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 2:30 PM
“I knew Glenn when he was manager of The Cave Inn [bar] in the basement level on Welch Ave., the main street of Campustown of Ames, Iowa, in the early 1980's. My parents own the Cave Inn Building. I lived in an apartment on the 3rd floor. Dash [a nickname that all Glenn's friends called him] and Geno were fixtures at the Cave Inn. I'm not surprised that the brothers moved to California to seek careers in the entertainment industry. I located Glenn's obituary by doing a search on Glenn and Gene to know what they were doing. I was saddened to read of his untimely passing. My condolences are with Glenn's family ..... particularly Gene. I knew them for only a year or so. Both brothers were extremely well-liked. [Glenn's employer, my father, Bud, passed away 1-14-13 at 92].”
- Kim Corieri Boeke
Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:04 AM
“I just heard the news about Glenn and my heart is sad for your family. Glenn, Gene, and I spent a lot of time growing up together in our college years and we had some great memories. Glenn will always hold a special place in my heart. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time, especially for you Gene

Kim ”
- kim Wellman
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM
“So many great memories of Glenn on the wrestling team at Maxwell. He and Gene were like big brothers and always look out for me on and off the mat. My prayers are with the family. Glenn's light will always shine bright in our memories and in heaven.


Ben Kresse”
- Ben Kresse
Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:25 PM
“Sorry to hear of Glen's passing. Was a great kid and I am sure a wonderful adult and role model. Condolences to the family!”
- Bonnie Mitchell
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10:30 a.m.
Monday, September 22, 2014
First United Methodist Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor Chris Waddle


2-4 p.m.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Ryan Funeral Home
Nevada, IA


Maxwell Cemetery
Maxwell, Iowa