- March 31, 1914 - July 15, 2012
- Estherville, Iowa
of GLADYS's Passing
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“I have very fond memories of Gladys. Going to her house with my mother to get her hair fixed. She was a very special lady and she will truely be...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Reiter Hall - Oklahoma City , OK
“IT'S BEEN A LONG LONG TIME SINCE I LAST TALKED WITH Mrs ERPELDING. SHE WAS A FINE LADY AND SO ARE HER DAUGHTERS JUDY AND NANCY.
MY GRANDMA AND...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: LARRY JAY HOIEN - JACKSON, WI
“Our family lived next door to Gladys and her family back in the early 40's. I have seen Gladys several times over the years and was accompanied by...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ron Knutson - Milford, IA
“We love you and will miss you Great Gram.
Love ELizabeth and Grace Farm
4 of 8 | Posted by: Elizabeth and Grace Farm - TN
“Gladys was a special woman, her smile was warm and inviting and her presence always a comfort in my younger years
5 of 8 | Posted by: marie elsenbast - santa rosa, CA
“Judy: I remember your Mom so well and she was a special person. She always was so friendly and so much fun to talk with, such good memories.
6 of 8 | Posted by: Edna (Larsen) Mesch - AR - Friend
“My dad, Clarence Rezac Sr. and Gladys were classmates at Maple Hill, graduating in 1932. I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Gladys in...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Patti Rezac Paulsen - Armstrong, IA
“Gladys was my 'hairdresser many years ago, back when it was "pin curls", L-O-N-G time ago. She always so nice. I grew up in and I knew Superior...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Arlene Nourse - Estherville, IA
Gladys Marion (Seeliger) Erpelding the daughter of Charles and Susan (Jones) Seeliger was born March 31, 1914 in Union, Iowa. She died on Sunday, July 15, 2012 at her daughter's home in Aurora, Colorado at the age of 98.
She received her education and graduated from Maple Hill High School. She then attended beauty school in Wisconsin.
In February of 1938, she was united in marriage to Joe Erpelding in Estherville. Gladys worked as a beautician out of her home for over seventy years. Joe passed away in 1964. She also worked with the Henry-Olson Funeral Home for over forty years.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church where she was the church organist for over thirty years. Gladys was also a member of Catholic Daughter's; Wa-tan-ye; and Degree of Honor.
Left to cherish Gladys' memory are her daughters, Judy Bonser of Aurora, Colorado; Nancy Farm and her husband, Burt of Memphis, Tennessee; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild; brother, Cecil Seeliger and his wife, Margaret of Estherville
She has been preceded in death by her husband, parents; sister, Ethel and son-in-law, Earl.