Gretchen E. Gallenbeck

  • Born: July 24, 1953
  • Died: June 13, 2020
  • Location: Waupun, Wisconsin

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Beaver Dam, WI 53916

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Gretchen E. Gallenbeck, 66, a resident of Marvin's Manor in Waupun and formerly of Markesan passed away on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Gretchen was born on July 24, 1953 and was loved by her parents Gene and Sue Bendix. She was married to the love of her life, Arnold Gallenbeck, Jr. Over the years, Gretchen was employed with Nancy's Notions and 928 Motor Sports. She was also owned and operated Mrs. Green Jeans in Waupun.

Gretchen was an avid gardener. She enjoyed cooking, baking and canning as well as sewing and quilting. Gretchen loved her pet dogs. She loved entertaining whether it was hosting parties or family gatherings during the holidays.

Gretchen is survived by her daughters: Chandel (Dan) Bingen of Taycheedah and Heather (Todd) Vande Kolk of Waupun; her grandchildren: Brian Zangl, Tyler Wendt, Cody Wendt, Calista Muraski, Gavin Bingen, Braden Bingen, and Mason Wilcox; great-grandchild, Kayden Wendt; her mother, Sue Bendix; her sisters: MaryJo Bendix and Judy (Jerry) Roeder; and her nephew, Erich Roeder.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gene; her husband, Arnold, Jr. in 2004; and her son James Helmer in 2016.

A graveside memorial gathering will take place on Thursday, June 18, 2020 at Highland Memory Gardens, township of Trenton from 1:30 p.m. until the time of the graveside service at 2 p.m.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Sorry for the loss of your mom. She is now with Arnie. I knew your Mom from the Nancy's Notions days and we had great days there together.
Lois Levenhagen

Posted by LOIS LEVENHAGEN - BEAVER DAM, WI - Coworker   June 16, 2020

Dear Heather & Todd, our sincerest sympathy, so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. You know how special you are to us. HUGS and Prayers.
Phil and Sue VandeKolk

Posted by Phil VandeKolk - Brandon, WI - Friend   June 16, 2020

So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I'm praying for you both. (I helped with Arnie's funeral at Harvest.)

Posted by Gloria Rutherford - Randolph, WI - Friend   June 16, 2020

I'm very sorry for the loss of your mom!! I haven't seen her in years but I will always have the memories! She loved all of you very much and will be missed!! My prayers are with her and your family!!

Posted by Leann Schultz - Beaver Dam, WI - Family Friend   June 16, 2020

Heather and Todd. So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers and love to you both and your entire family.

Posted by DANIEL VANDEKOLK - SUN PRAIRIE, WI - Family   June 16, 2020


I know words can't take away the hurt you're feeling, but I want you to know how much we care. Sending you love and strength in this time of your loss. Gretchen is finally with her heavenly family & without anymore pain & struggles. Our condolences,

Posted by Linda & Wayne Ruby - Sun City West, AZ - Family   June 15, 2020

My sincerest condolences to Heather and Chandel. I send you all my love! Rest In Peace sweet Gretchen.

Posted by Emily Respalje-Jean - Plymouth, WI - Family   June 15, 2020

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Posted by Donna Schultz - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   June 15, 2020

So sorry for the loss of your mom, our deepest condolences

Posted by Nancy and Rick Possin - WI - Neighbor   June 15, 2020

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