The Last Ride. God’s Pickup Men arrived on 11-14-2023 for Kyle D. Glunz after his lifelong ride with a score of 87. Kyle’s final out was at Park Lane Nursing Home in Scott City, Kansas.
Kyle was born August 7, 1936, to Fred and Lela Glunz in Elsie, Nebraska. Kyle was welcomed home by two sisters and later, four more sisters and one brother. After graduating from Elsie High School in 1954, he married Kay Kerchal in 1957 and to this union, three children were born. Kyle attended McCook Junior College and then went on to graduate from Kearny State College in 1961.
After graduating he began a career in education and coaching in Upland, Nebraska, and later in agri-business which took the family to Scott City, Ks. He later married Karalea Crouch in Leoti, Kansas. Later in his agribusiness career, he moved to the Goodland, KS, and Burlington, CO area where he retired.
Kyle was a cowboy. He was instrumental in helping to start the rodeo club while attending Kearny State College. Kyle was a bull rider, a roper, and a horseman. He continued to enjoy watching rodeos throughout his life. Kyle cherished his family above all and was always eager to talk about his children and grandchildren. Kyle was a good friend, always ready to extend a helping hand.
Kyle was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Fred, and one sister, Donna Peterson, and bother-in-laws, Robert Hutchinson II, Jerry Peterson, Ron Spadoni, Rod Gifford, Alan Detwiler, and Jim Lanthrip. He is survived by his sisters, Alberta Hutchinson, Joan (Paul) Sullivan, Janese Gifford, Linda Detwiler, and Cheri Lanthrip, his three children, Kindra (Gary) Mulch, Karma (Randy) Huck, Greg (Karla) Glunz nine grandchildren, Matt (Allison) Mulch, Bart (Taryn) Mulch, Grant (Afton) Huck, Garrett (Aubrey) Huck, Rachel (Jimmy) DeAndrea, Colter (Emily) Shore, Myles Glunz, Dylan (Auroa) Glunz, Jade (Brett) Crittenden, and sixteen great-grandchildren Chandler (Joelle) Reams, London Reams, Lakely, Alba, Barren Mulch, Farrah, and Marrin Huck, Owen and Luke Huck, Reese and Oakley DeAndrea, Stella Shore, Chasen, Halle, Lyndon, Kelton Crittenden, one great-great-granddaughter, Hayden Reams and numerous nieces and nephews.
A small private family memorial will be held followed by a Celebration of Life at a later date.