Gladyce E. Anderson, of Mora, formerly of Hopkins, died on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 100 ½ years old.
She was born on Aug. 26, 1918 in Silver Creek Township, Minnesota to parents Elmer H. and Mathilda A. (Anderson) Anderson. She graduated from Monticello High School.
In 1937, she began her career working for Minneapolis Moline Implement Co. – White Motor Farm Equipment in Hopkins. While working for White Motor, She was transferred to Oakbrook, Illinois and then later to Farmington, Michigan before she retired in 1981. However, White Motor was not ready to replace her so they hired her on a temporary contract until she finally retired in April 1982. If you mentioned any town in the United States she would tell you whether or not they had a Moline dealership. Later in her career, she worked in the international department of White Motor which created a desire in her to travel. She visited many foreign countries including Sweden to visit relatives; Bolivia as a mission volunteer; Israel with her church group; and New Zealand and Australia where she was entertained by White Motor employees.
Her Methodist church was very important to her and she volunteered many hours there. She volunteered for 25 years with the Methodist Hospital Lifeline. While living at Augustana Chapel View Assisted Living she was a constant volunteer. About six years ago she decided to move to St. Clare’s Living Community in Mora to be near her family. She will be dearly missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Harold (Ruth) Anderson, sister Berniece (Henry) Giese and niece Julia Anderson.
She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Donna (Vernon) Heinemann, Annette Majeski, Tom (Diane) Giese and Michael (Brooke) Anderson; great nieces and nephews, John Giese, Chad Giese, Kristy Maki, Andrew Majeski, Matthew Majeski, Renee Coleman, Leslie McCallum-Ruud, Todd Anderson, Ryan Anderson, Nathan Anderson and Kari Engelkemier; 23 great-great nieces and nephews, and three great-great-great nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at the Mora United Methodist Church with Rev. Debra Schaffran officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Monticello. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to a Methodist church or a charity of your choice. Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.