Ilse Hilda Wanglie
October 1, 2008
Ilse Hilda Wanglie, of Issaquah, died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008, at Providence Marianwood in Issaquah. She was 84.
A funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home. A committal will follow at Sunset Hills Memorial Park, Bellevue.
Ilse was born April 26, 1924, in Stitein, Germany, now Poland, to Carl and Freida Glasenapp. She was raised in Stitein, where she attended local schools.
In 1945, Russians shelled her town. She and many others narrowly escaped by train at night. The train would stop in the forest by day to keep from being discovered by the Allies. Ilse settled in a small town near an American airbase in northern Germany. She worked on the base to help support her family. Ilse also worked with orphaned children during the war to help find their families or new homes.
In 1950, she moved to the United States, first settling with some relatives in Park Rapids, Minn. She soon moved to Minneapolis, where she went to work at the University of Minnesota and later Quality Foods Center.
On Oct. 3, 1953, she married Eugene Wanglie in Minneapolis. In 1954, they moved to Seattle. A year later, they built a home in Kenmore, where they lived for 14 years. In 1968, she and Eugene moved to Cougar Mountain.
In the mid 1970s, she took a job at Uniguard Insurance as a purchasing agent. It was a career that she truly loved.
Her leisure time was filled with activities with her adoring husband. They loved to water ski, travel to Canada and Maui, dance and go to parties. She is remembered by her family and friends as a loving and wonderful wife and sister who possessed a zest for life. She was the life of the party and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her loving husband Eugene, of Issaquah; brother Rudi Glasenapp, of Issaquah; and numerous extended family members and friends.
The family suggests remembrances to Community Services for the Blind, 9709 Third Ave. N.E., No. 100, Seattle, WA 98115-2027.
Friends are invited to share memories and sign the family’s online guest book at www.flintofts.com.