Karl's Story

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Karl A. Glastad, 56, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Feb. 24, 2016.
He was born in Short Hills, N.J., in 1959, the son of Norwegian immigrants Karl and Johanne Glastad. He married the love of his life, Allison Wilson, on Feb. 23, 1991, in El Campo, Texas. He graduated from Baylor University, earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School, and did his radiology residency and MRI fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center. He diligently worked for American Radiology Associates for 26 years. As a skilled radiologist, he saved countless lives with his meticulous work and teaching. His legacy will be his unwavering commitment to patient care and education, and he gave generously of his time in that capacity both on and off the job.
An active outdoorsman, he loved hunting, biking, sailing, and sports. As a natural teacher, he turned every opportunity into a learning experience. His kids treasured his advice, wisdom, and seemingly limitless knowledge on every topic. Many were recipients of his generous spirit and humble heart. He and his family loved returning to Norway for vacations each summer, where they made lifelong memories. Among his greatest accomplishments were his four children, with whom he cherished spending time.
He was preceded in death by his father, Karl.
He is survived by his mom, Johanne; his sister, Joyce; his wife, Allison; their son, Karl Michael and wife Christina; their daughter, Kristin and husband Lee; their son, Jacob and fiancée Bailey; and their son, Luke.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 5, at Lake Pointe Church, 701 East I-30, Rockwall, with Pastor Greg Bradford officiating.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday evening at Rest Haven Funeral Home - Rockwall Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, his family requests charitable donations to the following ministries: Lake Pointe Church designate Youth, Missions, or Women's ministry at lakepointe.org or ask for the financial director at 469-698-2200
Partners in Health at donate.pih.org (list kglastad@swbell.net for honoree's email)
Published on March 1, 2016
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