Gladys Wellmerling

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Gladys M. "Gladdy" Wellmerling, 85, of Sioux Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, at the Sioux Care Center at Sioux Rapids.

Services for Gladys will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Saturday, Sept.13, 2008, at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Rembrandt Rev. Mark Youngquist will officiate the service.

Interment will be at Lone Tree Cemetery at Sioux Rapids.

Gladys Maurine Glienke, the daughter of William and Emma (Langner) Glienke, was born at Storm Lake, on May 26, 1923. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Gladdy lived her youth and received her education in the Truesdale vicinity, graduating from Truesdale High School in 1941.

Gladdy was united in marriage to Claire H. "Simmy" Wellmerling on June 2, 1956, at Ringsted. The couple was blessed with one daughter, Debra. Throughout their married lifetime, Simmy and Gladdy were engaged in farming near Rembrandt. Gladdy also was employed for many years as a sales clerk at the Woman's Shop in Storm Lake.

Gladdy was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Rembrandt, where she had taught Sunday School and had served as president of the church's women's group, WELCA. She had also belonged to the Merry Matrons social club and the American Legion Auxiliary No. 394.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Claire "Simmy" Wellmerling, on Dec. 7, 2002; and two sisters: Evelyn and Marian.

Gladdy is survived by her daughter, Debra Hanson and husband, Kevin of Arlington, Texas; her grandson, Skyler Hanson of Arlington, Texas; and her brother, Everett Glienke and wife, Vera of Webb.