Obituary: Arlene Glunz


Arlene R. Glunz, 89, of Eldridge, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at Silvercrest Garner Senior Living in Davenport.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Faith Lutheran Church in Eldridge. Visitation was held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday at Chambers Funeral Home in Eldridge. Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Faith Lutheran Church. Chambers Funeral Home, Eldridge, assisted the family with arrangements.

Arlene was born Sept. 22, 1930, the daughter of Harvey and Elsie (Hamann) Kuhl. She was a 1949 graduate of Davenport High School.

Arlene was united in marriage to Walter C. Glunz on Nov. 16, 1956, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2015.

Arlene had worked for the Former Central Trust & Savings Bank, Propane Gas Company and retired from Central Scott Telephone in 1990.

Arlene and Walter had enjoyed traveling and camping over the years. They had vacationed for over 30 years in Hayward, Wis., and enjoyed cruises to Alaska and the Panama Canal. She enjoyed quilting, cross-stitch, reading and playing Cribbage. She was also an avid baseball fan, particularly of the Chicago Cubs.

Those left to honor Arlene’s memory include her sons and daughters-in-law, Daniel and Michelle Glunz of Long Grove, and Richard and Shelby Glunz of Port Orchard, Wash.; her grandchildren, Clint (Erin) Glunz, Kara (Tim) Hamann and Erika and Alison Glunz; her great-grandchildren, Kollin, Riley and Paisley Hamann and Addison and Jordan Glunz; her sister, Alice Snyder of Minnesota; and her brothers, Earl (Dorothy) Kuhl of Eldridge, and John (Jill) Kuhl of Eldridge.

In addition to her husband, Walt, Arlene was preceded in death by her parents; her brother-in-law, Don Snyder; and her nephew, Ron Kuhl.

Arlene’s family would like to express special thanks to the nurses and staff at Silvercrest for all of their care and comfort for Arlene.


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