Gladys Lundby — Carlton, Minn.
Gladys Kathryn Lundby, 100, of Carlton, Minn., passed away on Dec. 16, 2015, at the Inter-Faith Care Center in Carlton.
She was born April 5, 1915, in rural Spring Valley, to Jonathan and Katie Fenstermacher. In 1933, Gladys graduated from Spring Valley High School and went on to attend one year at Mankato Business College and a year at Rochester Business College. Following college, she worked for Spring Valley Creamery. On Nov. 17, 1937, Gladys married her high school classmate Harold (Kenneth) Lundby. They spent their entire married life in Spring Valley, where they were blessed with three children. Upon the birth of their first child, Kathryn, Gladys became a full-time homemaker. She was a loving wife and mother who enjoyed cooking and making special meals and treats for her loved ones. She was active in DAR, where she held several offices, including "Regent." The family attended the Congregational Church of Spring Valley where she participated in the Ladies' Aid. In later years, they joined Our Savior's Lutheran Church, where she remained active until she moved. Gladys loved to play cards with family and friends, and was still playing cribbage just days before her death. She was an avid Vikings and Twins fan and could talk the "talk" with the best of them.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harold Kenneth Lundby; her six brothers, Reuel, Nevin, Roscoe, John, Dean, and Paul; and her daughter, Kathryn Young.
She is survived by her son, Jon (Karen) Lundby of Dent, Minn.; daughter, Merry (Daryl) Waters of Oliver, Wis.; son-In-law, Richard Young of Williamsburg, Va.; one grandson, Erik (Greta) Lundby of Mill A, Wash.; six granddaughters, Mari (Antoine) Zammit of Boynton Beach, Fla.; Kristen (Jeff) Ammons of Williamsburg, Va.; Kari (Ben) Davis of Greencastle, Pa.; Erin (Brian) Allrich of Moorhead, Minn.; Lindze (John) Swenson of Holyoke, Minn.; and Katie (Cody) Gran of Duluth, Minn.; 16 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will take place on Monday, Dec. 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hindt Funeral Home, 316 N Broadway, Spring Valley. A service will be on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 805 S Broadway, Spring Valley. Burial will take place in the Spring Valley Cemetery.
Condolences may be left online at www.hindtfuneralhomes.com.