Gladys K. Hamlin
Gladys K. Hamlin, 87, of Gettysburg, died Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Faulkton Healthcare Center.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 2 at the United Methodist Church, Gettysburg with Pastor Jeff Adel officiating. Burial will follow in the Gettysburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 –7 p.m., Thursday, May 1 with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at Luce Funeral Home, Gettysburg.
Gladys Kathryn Hamlin was born June 11, 1926 at Highmore, SD to Gottleab and Katharina (Sherer) Heckenlaible, Sr. She graduated from Highmore High School in 1944.
She married Howard Hamlin on Sept. 22, 1946 at Huron, SD. She lived in Highmore until 1968 at which time she moved to Gettysburg.
Gladys was a talented person, which showed in her diverse employment. She served as Gettysburg School secretary, Potter County News typesetter, florist, and Potter County Auditor. Her latest employment until her retirement in 1999 was Vilas Drug. She and her husband also managed the American Legion Club for a number of years. She became a resident of the Oahe Villa in March of 2011.
Gladys was a member of the United Methodist Church in Gettysburg. She was very active in the American Legion Auxiliary as president, vice president and secretary. Gladys was also involved in the Gettysburg Country Club and VFW Auxiliary. She was Mardi Gras Queen in 1996. Gladys loved flowers, enjoyed bowling, fishing, golfing, and camping. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors who lovingly mourn her are her children: Thomas H. (Patricia) Hamlin of Madison and Connie (Karl) Johannsen of Tolstoy; eight grandchildren: Kristin Hamlin-Passes, Rapid City, Kellie (Craig) Peters, Sioux Falls, Kari (Justin) Blasius, Kimball, Thomas P. Hamlin, Phoenix, AZ, Corey Johannsen, Tolstoy, Curt Johannsen, Hendrum, MN, Eric (Tina) Johannsen, Bath, and Memory Eltjes, Urbandale, IA; eight great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, and two sisters.
Memorials may be sent to the United Methodist Church Building Fund, 101 W. Garfield, Gettysburg, SD 57442.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Gladys’ arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)