Gladys Alsleben, age 84, of Arlington, formerly of Gaylord, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Memorial Service will be Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with interment in the church cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Monday, November 6, 2017, from 4:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. at Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Gathering of Family and Friends will continue on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, from 9:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. at the church.
Gladys Evelyn Alsleben was born on May 31, 1933, in Green Isle Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Alvin and Ella (Sauter) Voigt. Gladys was baptized as an infant on June 18, 1933, by Reverend Duesterhoeft, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 3, 1947, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Helen Township, McLeod County, Minnesota. She received her elementary education at St. John’s Lutheran Parochial School, and attended Glencoe High School and was a graduate of the Gaylord High School Class of 1951. She furthered her education at the Mankato Beauty College.
On April 16, 1952, Gladys was united in marriage to LeRoy Alsleben by Reverend Hesterberg at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. After their marriage, the couple resided in Gaylord where she worked as a cosmetologist for 40 years. This marriage was blessed with two children, Brenda and Brian. In her later years, Gladys was employed at Hands, Inc. in Winthrop. Gladys and LeRoy shared 44 years of marriage before LeRoy passed away on August 25, 1996.
Gladys was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord and a member of the Altar Guild, Finance Board and the Women’s League. She was also a member of the Manthey-Asmus American Legion Auxiliary #433 in Gaylord and was very active in the Minnesota Hairdresser Association and the local affiliate.
Gladys enjoyed bowling, walking, playing cards, decorating her home, making flower arrangements and going to wineries. She also liked to spend her time at the lake with family and friends, and traveling and dancing with her special friend Rolland. She loved meeting her lady friends for coffee and watching the Twins and Dancing With The Stars. She was kind and caring to all she met. Gladys loved to make her special chocolate chip cookies, rosettes, and her awesome potato salad. She cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Gladys passed away on Monday, October 30, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis at the age of 84 years. Blessed be her memory.
Gladys is survived by her:
Children: Brenda Scheer and her husband, Jay of Hutchinson, MN, and
Brian Alsleben of Brainerd, MN;
Grandchildren: Traci Scheer of Savage, MN, and her significant other Michael Bell; and Jesse Scheer, and his significant other, Jamie Grguric of St. Michael, MN;
Great-Grandchildren: Derek Scheer (4), Sidney Scheer (11) Brynn Scheer (2), and expected great-grandchild in April 2018;
Siblings: Deloris Streich of Le Center, MN, Lorraine Krumm of Glencoe, MN, and Arnold Voigt and his wife, Jeanne of Lake Mills, IA;
Sister-In-Law: Dorothy Voigt of Glencoe, MN;
Special Friend: Rolland Pistulka;
Many Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Gladys was preceded in death by her Parents, Alvin and Ella Voigt; Husband, LeRoy Alsleben; Siblings, Harvey (Elaine) Voigt, Elroy (Gladys) Voigt, Caroline (Lester) Voigt, and Maynard Voigt.