Glenna Irene Kallsen

December 15, 1918July 4, 2013

Glenna Kallsen, 94 of Loveland , formerly of Greeley died July 4th 2013 at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose. She was born to Balthaser and Catherine (Goodchuck) Getz on December 15th 1918 in Denver, CO. Glenna graduated from Brighton High School in 1936.

Glenna married Myron at St. Augustine Rectory in Brighton Feb. 20th, 1939. Myron preceded her in death June 2012. They will be remembered as still holding hands and still in love after 73 years of marriage. They farmed in various places around Colorado until retiring to Greeley in 1985.

Glenna will be remembered for her infectious smile and all the wonderful family gatherings in which she loved to cook and feed everyone even into her 80s. Her love of family and her church were just two very important aspects of her life. She was an amazing Grandmother to all her grandchildren. She was fascinated by the beauty of butterflies and creatively crafting countless projects not to mention her love of playing cards with friends and family.

Glenna has been living in Montrose since Feb. 2012. She is survived by her brother Daniel Getz along with four children, Matt Kallsen and wife Nancy of Okema, Oklahoma, Sherrie Murphy of Loveland, Mary Anne McCourt and husband Tom of Montrose, and Skip Kallsen and wife Tammy of Sedalia; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and 7 siblings.

Visitation 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at Stoddard Funeral Home. Mass and liturgy service 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, 915 12th St. Greeley. Interment Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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Julie DeZwijger

July 20, 2013

To my Colorado cousins,
Your mother, my Great Aunt Glenna, was an amazing lady! I will always remember her big smile, sparkling eyes and contagious laugh. She was so sweet, caring and giving. From our first visit in Colorado, many years ago, I remember her opening up her home to us and cooking up a storm. When we came back the following year to stay for a month on the farm in Weldona(I was only 8 or 9 then) she made sure we had plenty of crafts and activities to do. Dad always remembered her "Colorado donuts" as he called them and the lemonade she would bring out to the men/boys working in the fields on a hot day. I came back several times over the following years with friends and then my family to visit, and we were always welcome with open arms. My visits with Aunt Glenna and Uncle Myron are some of the best memories I have! They were the best example of what a marriage should be! Her faith in God kept her going through many difficulties. Aunt Glenna and Uncle Myron are together again, as I know they should be.
Me and my family are so sorry for your loss.
Love, Julie, Pete and Casey
Corrie, Eric,William and Oliver