Funeral services will be held for Gladys Buechler at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 10 at the Scotland Community Church with Andy Bueber officiating. Visitation begins at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Rosehill Cemetery.
Gladys (Stoebner) Buechler was born on June 24, 1929 to Daniel and Bertha Stoebner on a farm half a mile north and three miles east of Tripp, South Dakota. She spent her early years in the sod house on the farmstead. Growing up with her sisters, Laverna and Maedora, they helped with the house and farm work. They all attended a one-room country school through 8th grade. Gladys graduated from Tripp High School on May 19, 1947. Gladys was united in marriage to Orville Buechler in June 1948 in the Friedens Reformed Church in Tripp. They lived and farmed together south of Scotland where they raised their son, Lynn. On their farm they raised milking cows, hogs, and other livestock. After her divorce from Orville, she moved into Scotland and worked briefly at a Scotland café. She later found work at the Cimpl Meats packing plant in Yankton, where she commuted for over 25 years. Gladys died on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 6 days.
Gladys loved her close relationship with her son, Lynn. Through him, she would keep up on the rain levels and crop status in the area. She loved flowers, gardening and gatherings with her family and her sisters’ families. She especially loved the color red. She enjoyed canning fruits and vegetables and was a wonderful seamstress. Her nieces and nephews loved to hear stories of what life was like growing up on the farm.
Gladys is survived by her sister, Maedora (Norman) Larson of Waconia, Minnesota; two grandchildren: Toni (Chad) Haberman of Fordyce, Nebraska and Casey Sommer Buechler of Yankton; and four great-grandchildren: Kaylee, Dylan, Ethane, and Seth.
In addition to her parents, Daniel and Bertha Stoebner, Gladys was preceded in death by her sister, Laverna Vogt in 2008; her son, Lynn Buechler in 2014; and her daughter-in-law, Charlotte in 2012.
In lieu of giving flowers, the family asks that those who are able, make a donation to the American Cancer Society (Breast Cancer Research) in Gladys’s name.