Glenda Wanless of Isanti died September 19, 2010 at MercyHospital in Coon Rapids. Funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M. on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at Long Lake Lutheran Church in rural Isanti with Rev. Dave Solberg officiating. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 22nd at Strike Funeral Home – Cambridge Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
Glenda was born in Cass Lake, MN to Frieda and Roy Stai. She graduated at the top of her class from Cass Lake High School. She then followed her sister Diane to work for Prudential Insurance in Minneapolis. She continued her education by becoming a Radiology Technician at Hennepin County Medical Center. Over the course of her 40 year career, she became a department supervisor, and was able to fulfill her passion for breast cancer awareness by becoming a mammographer [R.T.(R)(M)(ARRT)].
While working at HCMC she met and married the love of her life, Dennis Wanless. They were married for over 40 years. They had one son, of whom they were very proud. She cherished her friends and family, especially the time she spent with her granddaughter, and special nieces and nephews.
Glenda enjoyed four-wheeling, horseback riding, snowmobiling, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, gardening, and dancing with her husband. She was a founding member of the St. FrancisSno-Ghost Snowmobile Club. She attended Grace Lutheran Church before moving to Isanti where she became an active member of Long Lake Lutheran Church. She spent time volunteering with Pathways Thrift Store in Cambridge.
Glenda Mae Wanless died September 19, 2010 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Stai; two brothers, Steven and Thavis Stai; one sister, Diane Stai.
She is survived by husband, Dennis Wanless; son, Fletcher (Aasha) Wanless; granddaughters, Lizelle and Ayslin Mae; and daughter of their heart, Susan (David) Eichstadt; mother, Frieda (Lester) Thorstad; brother, Roy (Linda) Stai; many nieces and nephews.