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Kathleen Lois "Kathy" Trakel Glunz
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1951
Waukesha County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 2011
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Kathleen Lois Trakel Glunz, 60 of Centuria, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota after a brief illness. Kathleen was born on January 19, 1951 in Waukesha, Wisconsin to daughter of Stanton and Marie (McGarvey) Trakel.

Kathleen lived in Waukesha until the age of 10 when her mother passed away and then moved with her father to North East Minneapolis. She attended school in the twin cities and then attended a Bible College in the twin cities. She recently completed her Master's Degree in Environmental Science.

She met Roy Glunz while working for the Federal Reserve Bank in the twin cities and they were married on April 16, 1977. The couple made their home in Centuria, Wisconsin. Kathleen worked for Northern Metals Industry subsequently Polaris Industries in Osceola, Wisconsin for over 30 years.

She and Roy were very involved in Community Service. They enjoyed being involved with organizations such as The Community Santa Party, Eastern Star, Alzheimer's Society, St. Croix Falls and Frederic Eastern Star. Kathleen served on the Board of Directors of the Haven, Good Samaritan Home Auxiliary, Cancer walk-Cancer Society, meals for the Serenity House, Fristad Church Council, Centuria Women's Club, the Polk County Disaster Response Team and many other local organizations and activities.

Kathleen leaves to celebrate her memory, Uncle, Jerome (Bev) McGarvey, Cousins, James McGarvey, Ellen (Thomas) Trakel Vasko,The Glunz family, her loving family of friends of the Centuria Community, Polaris Industries and the Eastern Star. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband Roy Glunz in 2006, Aunts and Uncles.

Funeral Service for Kathleen will be on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10:30 A.M. at Fristad Lutheran Church in Centuria, Wisconsin. Pastor Mel Rau will officiate the service. Friends may call at the Fristad Lutheran Church on Friday, from 4-7 P.M. with an Eastern Star Service at 7:00 P.M. and visitation again on Saturday one hour prior to the service.

Kathleen will be laid to rest next to her husband Roy at Fristad Lutheran Church Cemetery following the service. Friends are invited to return to the church for fellowship and lunch after the cemetery service.

If you would like more information or to sign the online guest book, please visit

The Kolstad Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. 
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  Roy Eldon Glunz (1946 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Wed Apr 16, 1977
Safe in the Arms of Jesus
Fristad Cemetery
Polk County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: SL
Record added: Oct 25, 2011
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Kathleen Lois Kathy <i>Trakel</i> Glunz
Added by: SL
Kathleen Lois Kathy <i>Trakel</i> Glunz
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For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 1 Thes. 4:16
 Added: Sep. 9, 2012
I miss scrappin' with you Kathy!
- SL
 Added: Oct. 25, 2011

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