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Gladys Ruth Weidenbach, 90, surrounded by family, passed away peacefully at Scotland Good Samaritan Center Saturday, March 26, 2022. A visitation is from 5 PM to 7 PM on Friday, April 1, 2022 followed by a prayer service at Scotland Community Church, Scotland, SD. The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, April 2 at 10:30 AM at Scotland Community Church. Burial will follow at the Rosehill Cemetery, Scotland, SD.
Gladys was born November 6, 1931 in Tripp, SD to John R. and Emma (Orth) Baltzer. She was baptized January 3, 1932 by Rev. John Meer and confirmed, into the Christian faith, on June 9, 1946 by Rev. R.W.Rieger. Both events took place at the Kaylor Congregational Church. She attended grade school at Schlenker District 19, a country school 3 ½ miles from her farm home, and completed her high school years in Scotland, SD. After high school graduation, she married the love of her life, Henry Weidenbach on August 14, 1949 at the Kaylor church. They were married for 64 years. To this union they raised three children Jay, Janice and Joel.
Gladys was a working farm wife, milking cows, raising chickens and ducks, and whatever else needed to be done on the farm, in the field or in the garden. After the children were grown, she began to work at Landmann-Jungman Memorial Hospital, first in the laundry and later in the business office. She enjoyed this time of her life as she met many new friends. Henry and Gladys moved to Scotland in 1991. She and Henry enjoyed the town life and many trips to Alaska, Arizona, California, Minnesota and other locations throughout the USA and Canada.
Gladys also enjoyed sewing, making quilts for all of her grandchildren, which she was proud to award them at their high school graduations. She also enjoyed playing cards and board games with her friends and family. She was very active in the church in Scotland, singing in the choir, teaching Sunday school, helping to serve for funerals and regular attendance whenever the church doors were open. She also sang with the Scotland community choir for many years. She appreciated the good care she received at the Scotland Good Samaritan by all the staff for the last year of her life.
She is survived by her children, Jay (June) Weidenbach of Scotland, SD, Janice (Robert) Rada of rural Scotland, SD and Joel (Rebecca) Weidenbach of Canistota, SD; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Lorena Konrad of Mesa, Arizona; sister-in-law, Jo (Ron) Peterson of Plymouth, Minnesota as well as a number of beloved nieces and nephews.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Henry and a grandson, Mathew James Rada.
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Friday, April 1, 2022
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