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Gladys Broad

August 7, 1924 - January 20, 2020
Traverse City, MI


Life Story / Obituary


Gladys Susanna Broad, 95, of Traverse City, died Monday, January 20, 2020. She was born on August 7, 1924 the daughter of Throvald and Emma (Larsen) Sorensen.

She retired from Grand Rapids Calendar working in advertising and marketing.

Gladys was a member of the Bible Baptist Church. Gladys loved to be active and delivered Meals on Wheels. She was known for giving everyone hugs when she delivered the food and was given an Award for “Best Hugger”.

She enjoyed knitting and gave everyone she knew one of her knitted Dish Cloths.

Gladys is survived by her nieces and nephews and her step-children, Famous Country Western Singer George (Shelley) Broad, Robert (Jeanne) Broad, Dorothy Rongey and Russell “Butch” (Theresa) Broad.

She is preceded in death by her 1st husband, John Grelick and 2nd husband, Ed Broad; Siblings, Niel, Rosa and Harry and step-daughter, Phyllis Gauthier.

Cremation has taken place per her wishes. Private burial services will be with 1st husband John Grelick in Oakwood Cemetery, Traverse City. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Meals on Wheels of Northwest Michigan. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to share your thoughts and more. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home.