Chris E Glunz


Long-time Monte Vista resident Chris E Glunz passed away peacefully in his home at 83 years old.

He was born at home in Elsie, Neb., on June 20, 1940, to John and Anna (Lovenburg) Glunz.

Chris graduated from Elsie High School in 1958 with a graduating class of nine seniors.

He made his way to Denver, Colo., where he met the mother of his children and they

married in 1960. They had three children, C.E., Gary, and Dawn.

Chris spent much of his time working and loved being an electrician until his retirement.

Chris was very involved with the Monte Vista Elks. He was a Charter member and was

the 3rd Exalted Ruler of the Lodge. He was proud to see his children and grandchildren become

members as well.

Other than the Elks, he enjoyed hunting and being in the mountains.

Chris is survived by son C.E. (Shari) Glunz of Monte Vista; his daughter Dawn Martin of

Alamosa; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; his brother Jim Glunz of Madrid, Neb.; two

sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his grandparents; his son Gary; his brothers Jack

Glunz and Conrad Glunz; and son-in-law Harold Martin.

A Celebration of Life and Elks Memorial Service will be held on Sept. 2, 2023, at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow at the Monte Vista Elks Lodge, 121 Washington St., Monte Vista. Everyone is invited to attend.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to the Monte Vista Elks Lodge #2456.

Rogers Family Mortuary is in care of the arrangements. To leave online condolences, words of comfort and tributes to Chris' family, please visit