I was born in Waukesha on June 25, 1964, the oldest child of Frank and Patricia (Crotty) Glugla. I lived in New Berlin and West Allis until we moved north to Deerbrook in 1974.
I grew up in the best place any kid could ever hope to. We had a small farm with every kind of animal imaginable. We didn't have a lot, but we had love and a strong faith. Something that has carried me through some hard times.
I joined 4-H and enjoyed music and drama festivals, showing animals at the fair, and all the trips that I participated in. As an adult, I was a 4-H leader for 30 years.
After graduating from Antigo High School in 1982, I worked at various jobs: flagging on road construction, weighing trucks, working in potatoes, and selling Avon. Most recently, I worked at Fittante Taxidermy. Of all the jobs I've had, besides our farm, my favorite job has been working at Fittante's. Sewing up critters and bringing somebody's trophy to life, that's a good feeling. And the people are the best in the world!
On May 26, 1984, I married the love of my life, Robert Teal at St. Wencel Catholic Church in Neva. We were blessed to have four daughters: Stephanie, Amy, Molly, and Megan. The best thing I've ever done! We bought land, built a house, a barn and a shed, and started to farm. I didn't always enjoy it, but Bob and I, along with the girls, worked together to get stuff done. (It always seemed like we had to bale hay on my birthday.) I passed my love for animals on to my daughters, who spent their 4-H careers raising and showing them at the fair.
I enjoyed being outside gardening, going for walks with Bob to check on the cows, checking the crops, dance parties with my 9 grandchildren, sewing, crafts, and watching good movies.
I am survived by my husband, Robert; four daughters, Stephanie (Ryan) Homman of Oshkosh, Amy (Kody) Zempel of Clintonville, Molly (Mike) Wiegert of Bryant, and Megan (Kyle Fischer) of Antigo; nine grandchildren, Ian and Ben Homman, Eli, Wyatt, Weston, and Finn Zempel, Maya, Mitchell and Myles Wiegert.
I am further survived by my parents, Frank and Patricia Glugla; my siblings, Joseph (Shannon) and Steve (Carol) both of Antigo, Elizabeth (Scott) Ruhr of Minocqua, Evelyn (Ed) Walrath of Deerbrook; sisters-in-law, Teresa (Tim) Behnke of Wausau and Sheila Teal of Delta Junction, Alaska; brother-in-law, Randy Teal of Antigo; and many nieces and nephews.
I was preceded in death by my father-in-law, Robert H. Teal; mother-in-law, JoAnna Teal; infant sister-in-law, Becky Teal; and brother-in-law, Rodney Teal.
A memorial Mass will be held on Monday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Wencel Catholic Church with Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will take place in St. Wencel Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. with a parish wake service at 6:30 p.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.
The family would like to thank all the doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals that supported Kathy on her cancer journey as well as friends and neighbors that showed their support by bringing over food, movies, and visiting.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Kathleen's name.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
Deerbrook, WI 54424
Aunt Kathy helped us grow as people. Planting this tree means she can keep growing with us.Memorial Tree was purchased for the family of Kathleen M. Teal by Anna & Andrew Teal.
Thinking of your family. Sorry for you loss.Love - Boyd & Molly Vanlandghen, Lee & Callie VanlandghenPurple Florist’s Choice was purchased for the family of Kathleen M. Teal by Anonymous.
I am so sorry for your loss.Kathy was a awesome person and very helpful as well as a great 4-H leader.
My fondest memory of Kathy was at one of our family get togethers at Uncle Frank and Aunt Pat's house. Kathy saved me from a giant, hissing, evil, goose that chased me to the barn. I was so scared, screaming and crying. Kathy intercepted that vicious, feathered monster and shooed it away. Then, like the angel she is, put me on the back of her horse, and took me for a ride around the farm. ♥ Your angel-like presence will always be felt. Love and hugs, cousin Kris Peeters (Jach)
So sorry for your loss. She was a very hard worker--loved working with daughters, Stephanie and Amy as their kindergarten teacher when they lived just south of RiverGrove. May their mom rest in God's eternal peace.
Our thoughts and prayers to family and friends. We recall friendly chats with her and family as former members of StWencels parish. God's peace.
I have only fond memories of Kathy from the day she arrived at Rivergrove School.
Her smile and contagious laugh made her a person you wanted to hang out with.
Our friendship continued into high school where we enjoyed painting Halloween windows downtown( thanks for all the rides home Frank and Pat) and going to Chicago and Minneapolis on art club trips with Mr.K.so grateful for those times!
Rest in peace, old friend, until we meet again….
Frank, Kathy and family... I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Praying that your many memories help you through this difficult time. Sympathy and prayers, Beth Emerich