Gloria Jean Kallsen

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Gloria Jean Kallsen, of Gill, 71, passed away in Greeley Oct. 15 of natural causes. She was surrounded by her family. She was born in Rockford, Illinois, to William and Margaret (Muckart) Katherine. Gloria married Nick Kallsen April 4, 1966, in Belton, Texas. They settled in Brighton and started their family the following year. They moved to Morgan County and were residents for more than 25 years.
Gloria enjoyed being a mom, ranch-wife, hairdresser to all and babysitter to many extended family members. Their door was always open, and there was always room at the table for anyone who showed up. There were no strangers, just family. This was a tradition passed down from Nick's mom, Pearlie Kallsen.
Survivors include her husband, of Gill; two children, Tonya (Gordon) Griess, of Greeley, and Terry Kallsen, of Gill; two grandsons, Blaine Kallsen and Dustin Griess; one sister, Jannyce Bennett, of Buffalo, Wyoming; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Dale) Arnold, of Strasburg, and LarriLou Kallsen, of Brighton; three nieces; and eight nephews.
Her parents; her brother, William "Dave" (Katherine); a brother in-law Terry Kallsen; her two sisters, Lettie Katherine and Dorothy McDaniel; and three nephews, Daryl, Joey, and Spencer, preceded her in death.
A celebration of life with family and friends was Oct. 28 in Gill. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Children's Hospital of Denver in Gloria's name in care of Heer Mortuary.
Heer Mortuary handled arrangements.
Published in Commerce City Sentinel Express on Nov. 1, 2017