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 Gladys Mary <I>DeSmidt</I> Pedersen-Albers

Gladys Mary DeSmidt Pedersen-Albers

Birth
Laurens, Pocahontas County, Iowa, USA
Death 1 Jul 2011 (aged 98)
Buffalo Center, Winnebago County, Iowa, USA
Burial Buffalo Center, Winnebago County, Iowa, USA
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Gladys Albers, age 99, of Buffalo Center passed away Sunday, July 1 at the Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center.

Funeral services will be 10:30 AM Thursday July 5 at the First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center with Pastor Bill Peake officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Olena Mound Cemetery.

Gladys Mary DeSmidt Pedersen Albers was born December 5, 1912 in Laurens, IA to Abraham and Emma (Gatton) DeSmidt. She graduated from Humbolt High School and then taught school in the Rutland, IA area.

On January 17, 1937 she married Chris Mike Pedersen, the son of Willis and Laura Pedersen of Ottosen, IA at the Rutland Lutheran Parsonage. They made their home first at Ottosen on a farm and then later at the family farm south of Buffalo Center. After Mike passed away in 1981, Gladys moved into Buffalo Center and in 1984 she married Ted Albers who passed away in 2002.

Gladys and Mike and later Gladys and Ted spent many years at their home in McAllen, Texas where they enjoyed themselves and found many new friends.

Gladys was a member of the Grant Lutheran Church and then of the First Reformed Church in Buffalo Center. She was a member of the circles in both churches and also a Bison Senior Citizens member where she enjoyed playing cards.

She became a resident of the Timely Mission Nursing Home in January until her passing on July 1.

Gladys is survived by her four daughters; Karen (John) Oftedahl of Buffalo Center, Judy Sunde (Wes Madetzke) of Buffalo Center, Laura (Greg) Hanson of Isanti, MN and Diane (Mark) Gilbert of Garner, IA. Grandchildren; Teresa Oftedahl, Sherry (Tony) Rahm, Cory (Kim) Oftedahl, Jason Sunde, Jody (Steve) Seemann, Jill Gilmore, Jerrod (Sharon) Sunde, Jonas Hanson, Chris (Angie) Bierle, Travis (Kristy) Bierle, and Heidi (Scott) Weaver. Great-grandchildren; Megan, Justin, Conner, Savannah, Mercedes, MacKenzie, Josie, Grant, Payton, Claire, Gabriel, Jack, Benjamin, Morgan, Natalie, Wyatt, Dylan, Jace, Katelyn, Aspen, Amanda, Rachel and Ella. Great-great grandchildren; Addison and Carson. Sister-in-law; Mildred DeSmidt and two nephews, Gary and Mike DeSmidt and their families.

She is preceded in death by her husbands Chris and Ted, parents, parents-in-law, her brother Harold DeSmidt and a son.


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  • Maintained by: Anonymous
  • Originally Created by: Lois Schwartz
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101526843
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gladys Mary DeSmidt Pedersen-Albers (5 Dec 1912–1 Jul 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101526843, citing Olena Mound Cemetery, Buffalo Center, Winnebago County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46988555) .