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Gladys A. Bluemel left this earth to join the love of her life and soulmate on March 18, 2015. Her strength, wisdom, and powerful presence made an everlasting impact not only on those she loved, but those who had the opportunity to meet her through-out her lifetime. She will be missed beyond measure, and her memory will live on forever.
Alzheimer’s Prevention Research
Bluemel (nee Luettgen), Gladys Ann. Age 83, of Waterford, found eternal peace in her sleep on March 18, 2015. She joined her husband, James Bluemel Sr., who preceded her last year. They shared 58 years of a wonderful marriage. Gladys was an amazing wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. She was a devout Christian, a mentor for many, a businesswoman, a friend, a leader, but mostly an angel sent from heaven. Gladys is survived by her children, Dave & Pat Bluemel, Gary & Nancy Bluemel, Jim Jr. & Sandy Bluemel, Susie & Chuck Schuyler, Sandy & Orlando Pajarola, Mike & Lori Bluemel, 35 grand & great-grandchildren, as well as her brother, Jerry & Joan Luettgen. In April of 1955 Jim and Gladys were married. Jim was a true entrepreneur and together they started Bluemel's Tree & Landscaping Service that very same year out of their backyard. The family got started shortly thereafter. While raising six children, Gladys enjoyed managing multiple things concurrently in life. The business grew slowly and flourished with time. Jim was the personality and outside face of the business while Gladys added the financial wisdom behind the scenes. During the buildup of the business, Gladys also played a key role in setting up the first Jaycettes in Greenfield. In 1962 Gladys started her 43 year career with the Boy and Girl Scouts. In addition, Gladys played many roles in St. Clare's Church. Her primary joy in life though was her family, where she was the rock and backbone. Gladys was a diehard Packer fan, she loved to travel, read, sew, and played golf. Visitation will be held on March 28, at St. Clare's Church, 7616 Fritz St., Wind Lake, from 9-11AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer's prevention research would be tremendously appreciated. Gladys never complained in her life, never raised her voice, and she always had a smile on her face. That warmth in her heart and the smile on her face will never be forgotten. The angels have taken you home, and a spark of your shine remains in our hearts.