Gladys Kroells, age 79, of Hamburg, Minnesota, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, at her home in Hamburg, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2:00 P.M. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church in rural Hamburg, Minnesota, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 16, 2018, from 12:30-2:00 P.M., 1-1/2 hours prior the service at the church.
Gladys Laura Selma (Bergs) Kroells was born on October 1, 1938, on the family farm in New Auburn, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Edward and Lily (Grack) Bergs. Gladys was baptized as an infant at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn and later confirmed in her faith on March 29, 1953, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She received her elementary education in Glencoe Township, First Evangelical Lutheran School and graduated from Glencoe High School in 1957.
On October 20, 1959, Gladys was united in marriage to Howard Kroells by Rev. Fellwock at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota. Howard and Gladys made their home on the family farm near Hamburg, Minnesota. Their marriage was blessed with three children, Joann, Denise and Allan. Howard and Gladys shared over 54 years of marriage until Howard passed away in November 2013.
Over the years, Gladys held a variety of office positions and also spent time raising her family and helping Howard on the family farm. For a number of years, Gladys enjoyed being a member of the St. Paul Women’s Circle, the Homemakers Group and bowling mixed doubles with her husband. She also enjoyed listening to a variety of music including gospel, old time and country-western as well as watching game shows on television. After retirement, she enjoyed being at home and doing yardwork. Gladys treasured time spent with friends and family, especially the times she spent with her grandchildren.
Gladys passed away on Monday, September 10, 2018, at the family farm in Hamburg, Minnesota, at the age of 79 years, 11 months and 9 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Gladys is survived by her:
Children, Joann Beneke and her husband, Scott, of Green Isle, MN,
Denise Schrade and her husband, Marc, of Hutchinson, MN,
Allan Kroells and his wife, Ashley, of Hutchinson, MN;
Grandchildren, Step Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Lillian Beneke, Adyson Beneke, Ashley Halbert, JD Schrade, Trinity
Schrade, Ben Schrade, Jon Schrade, Tatiana Halbert, Niko Simonette, Eric Flom, Bobbi Jo Schneewind, Nicole
Kroells, Lance Davis, Derrick Kroells, Chaz Kroells, Madison Bieganek, Sydney Becker, Claire Kroells, Ava
Kroells, Emma Rauch;
Sister, Verda Wittenberg of Glencoe, MN;
Step Brother-In-Law, Harvin Smith and his wife, Martha, of Norwood Young America, MN;
Step Sister-In-Law, Lorraine Smith of Monticello, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, Other relatives and friends.
Gladys is preceded in death by her Parents, Edward and Lily Bergs; Husband, Howard Kroells; Parents-In-Law, Henry and Mathilda Kroells; Step Mother-In-Law, Elsie Kroells; Brothers, Merlin Bergs and his wife, Viola, Clarence Bergs and his wife, Lorraine; Brother-In-Law, Edwin Wittenberg; Step Brother-In-Law, Donald Smith; Nieces, Nephews and Grand Nieces, Dawn Bergs, Cynthia Bergs, Keri Sue Bergs, Randy Bergs, Luvana Dennis, Bobbi Dennis, Kenneth Bergs, Daniel Ostlund, Michael Smith.