Ehrlinger, Gladys K. (Kathy), Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away on Monday, November 17, 2014, at the Saginaw Senior Care and Rehab Center at the age of 82. She was born February 11, 1932, in Omaha, Neb. At age 9 she was adopted by Henry & Katherine (Regier) Epp and grew up in Mt. Lake, Minnesota. Gladys was married to Harold Ehrlinger on November 25, 1961. He survives her. Gladys graduated from Taylor University, Upland, IN with her degree in teaching home economics, English, speech and German. She taught at Brighton School, LaGrange, IN. from 1956-1958, at Arthur Eddy Jr. High from 1958-1966 and Douglas MacArthur from 1968-1972. She also did home alterations, home health care and volunteered at Bethesda Thrift Store. She enjoyed music, singing, playing piano, sewing, baking/cooking, and growing an abundance of flowers. Her cats were very special to her as well. She is also survived by her daughter, Kathy (Tim) Walraven, Bay City; grandchildren Scott, girlfriend Carrie, Sarah, fiancé Josh and great-grandson Broderick; a sister, Pam Watts; brother-in-law, Arnold Ehrlinger, sister-in-law Gladys Ehrlinger, nieces and nephews, special friends, Mary Lou, Teresa, Barb, Helen, Judy and Lorraine, and friends and family in Minnesota. She was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Luella Ehrlinger and brother-in-law, Herbert Ehrlinger. Funeral service will take place on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Wakeman Funeral Home, Inc., 1218 N. Michigan Ave. Pastor Don Bennett will officiate with burial in St. John Cemetery on Beyer Road. Friends are welcome to visit with the family at the Wakeman Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5:00-7:00 p.m., then on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to Grace Hospice, Flint, MI, Taylor University, Upland, IN or Immanuel Lutheran, Saginaw, MI. Memories and sympathies of Gladys may be shared with the family on her memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com.