Gay K. Gloege

November 26, 1932 - February 22, 2012

Gay K. Gloege, 79 of Spicer, died Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.  Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer.  Visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Friday at the Johnson Funeral Home in New London and for one hour prior to the services at the church.

Gay Kathleen Gloege was born on November 26, 1932 in Cedar Mills, the daughter of Walter and Thelma (Doring) Froemming.  She attended Lake Hook country grade school and Hutchinson High School.  In 1949 she was the first girl to attend “Girl’s State” from Hutchinson.  On July 4, 1951, Gay was united in marriage to James Gloege.  She worked for the 3M Company in Hutchinson from 1950 to 1953.  Upon, Jim’s return from the Korean War, they moved to Willmar and then to Green Lake in 1956.  Gay worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad in Willmar as a regional accounting officer for 32 years.  Gay and Jim were able to share in 60 years of marriage.  

Gay enjoyed living on the lake and all activities that go along with it.  Her and Jim spent many winters in Hawaii in their retirement and numerous fishing trips to Canada. Her favorite times were the annual July 4th family picnic at their home, Christmas activities and the monthly luncheons with her siblings. She was an active member of Hope Presbyterian Church, where she served on many committees as well as a Trustee, Elder, and participated in choir and hand bell choir.  

Gay died on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Rice Memorial Hospital at the age of 79.  She is survived by husband, James; sister, Gail Popp; brothers, James Froemming, Walter (Kathryn) Froemming, Russlie (Sally) Froemming; sister-in-law, Joan Froemming, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gay was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Froemming; brothers-in-law, Willard Popp and Caryl Gloege; and sister-in-law, Carol Gloege.