Gladean “Glad” Zurbuchen

Gladean Glad Zurbuchen

Verona – Gladean “Glad” F. Zurbuchen, age 88, passed away on October 18, 2021, at her home.

Glad was born on October 12, 1933, in DeForest, WI to parents Harvey and Jenny Wilhelma (Pederson) Gullickson. She was the sixth of her seven siblings.

Glad graduated from DeForest High School in 1951. After graduating she moved to downtown Madison and started her banking career at First National Trust where she met her husband, Mercy. They later married on September 29, 1953, and then moved to Virginia, later returning to Verona where she worked at the Bank of Verona for over 30 years as a bookkeeper/teller. Glad was an active member of the Verona American Legion Post 385 where she was an officer, being in charge of bookings, and running the kitchen. She was a 70-year member of Salem United Church of Christ, Verona, serving in many positions such as the women’s guild, counsel, and helping with funeral luncheons. She served on the board of directors for the senior center and was involved in both Boys and Girls Scout as a troop leader. Glad bowled in many leagues along with state and national events. Mercy and Glad enjoyed their time at their trailer at Fish Lake Campground and Snuffy’s Resort. Glad was very proud of her Norwegian heritage and growing up as a tough farm girl, while growing up with 5 brothers. Glad will be remembered for her kind and giving soul, she was always so helpful and never said no.

Glad is survived by her 2 children, Dave (Deb) and Kurt; 4 grandchildren, Becky (Dell), Jared, Ryan (Alex), and Evan; and 1 great granddaughter, Eleah; sister-in-law, Elain Gullickson, brother-in-law, Bob (Nan) Zurbuchen, sister-in-laws, Betty and Donna Zurbuchen; and several nieces and nephews.

Glad is preceded in death by her husband, Mercy; parents; daughter, Sharon; siblings, Willard, Paul, David, Russell, James, and Hazel.

A special thank you to the Agrace Home Care Team for their exceptional care.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, from 9:30 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. at Ryan Funeral Home in Verona, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona, WI 53593. A private burial will follow the visitation. Please respect the guidelines and wear a mask.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Verona Chapel

220 Enterprise Drive