Derrick E. Glisan, 40, of Geneseo, formerly of Galva, was pronounced dead at 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at the scene of a single-vehicle accident that occurred on the Galva-Atkinson blacktop. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at Rux Funeral Home, in Galva. Pastor Bob Curry officiated. A visitation was from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Galva Cemetery where military rites were accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Memorials may be made to the Derrick Glisan Memorial Fund to be used for an educational fund for his children.

Derrick E. Glisan, 40, of Geneseo, formerly of Galva, was pronounced dead at 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at the scene of a single-vehicle accident that occurred on the Galva-Atkinson blacktop. A funeral service was at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 at Rux Funeral Home, in Galva. Pastor Bob Curry officiated. A visitation was from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Galva Cemetery where military rites were accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Memorials may be made to the Derrick Glisan Memorial Fund to be used for an educational fund for his children.

He was born July 3, 1977, in Galesburg, the son of Wayne and Cheryl (Olander) Glisan. He married Tabatha J. Cherry on Oct. 1, 2016, in Galena. She survives, of Geneseo, as do his children, Alexandria and Arika Glisan, Tatum and Tatiana Eiselstein and Daxton Glisan, all of Geneseo; his parents, Wayne and Cheryl Glisan, of Galva; three sisters, Brenda (Jeff) Weber, of Pennsylvania; Darci (Michael) Gustafson, of Cameron; and Billi (Duane) Clevenger, of Galva; and several nieces and nephews.

Derrick graduated from Galva High School in 1995 and had served his country in the National Guard. He worked as a lockmaster at the Lock & Dam at the Rock Island Arsenal. He was an outstanding athlete at Galva High School and had been entered into its Wall of Fame for football. He also wrestled and was set to be inducted into the Wall of Fame at a ceremony on Jan. 12. He was a member of the Galva American Legion, had been a volunteer with the Galva Fire Department and had served as an alderman for the City of Galva for eight years. He enjoyed camping and playing poker, but was especially proud of his wife, children and family.