Gladys Hedeen, 93Gladys Lauretta (Ost) Hedeen, 93, Alexandria, formerly of Parkers Prairie, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria.
Gladys Lauretta (Ost) Hedeen, 93, Alexandria, formerly of Parkers Prairie, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at Knute Nelson in Alexandria.
Gladys was born November 22, 1919 to Fred Richard "Dick" and Eleanor (Hainzl) Lindstrom in Carlos Township. She was the second child born into this marriage. Her sister, Viola, was first and then two brothers, Harold and Fred, were born. She attended a one-room country school in District #77 and Alexandria High School, graduating in 1937. She and her sister were in the same class from grades 1-12. They also attended the Minnesota School of Business in Minneapolis together.
Following her education, Gladys got a job at Strutwear Knitting Company in Minneapolis and then the Twin Cities Ordinance Plant in New Brighton. She was united in marriage to Robert F. Bond January 17, 1942, in Stillwater. They moved to Los Angeles, California where their two sons, Milton and Gary were born. Later, she and her two boys returned to the home farm in Carlos Township.
She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith by the Rev. Karl Ansorge and then united in marriage to Elmer Ost on July 2, 1950. To this union, two children, Allen and Debra, were born.
Gladys was a hard working farmer's wife, dedicated nurse's assistant at Parkers Prairie Hospital and an especially devoted and loving wife and mother. In addition to caring for her family, she enjoyed gardening and sewing.
Elmer died in 1989, following a long struggle with cancer. Gladys was united in marriage to Lawrence "Cliff" Hedeen June 22, 1991, at Immanuel Lutheran Church by the Rev. Kirk Lee. Gladys and Cliff split their time between Mesa, Arizona and Parkers Prairie and enjoyed many opportunities for golfing and traveling. They relocated to Windmill Ponds in Alexandria in 2009, and her husband, Cliff died in 2010.
Gladys was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, where she participated in many activities including Bible class, LWML and teaching Sunday school for 20 years. Her church affiliation was an important part of her life and she enjoyed the many friendships made there. Her faith in the Lord comforted her and helped her through the many trials in her life.
Gladys is survived by her three sons, Milton (Katherine) Ost of New Hope, Gary (Yvonne) Ost of Bath, North Carolina and Allen (Marcella) Ost of Stillwater; daughter, Debra (Steven Olsen) Ost of Mendota Heights; sister, Viola Larson of Alexandria; two brothers, Harold (Charlotte) Lindstrom of Dubuque, Iowa and Fred (Sylvia) Lindstrom of Alexandria; seven grandchildren, Robert (Lisa) Ost, Tamara (Bradley) McDonald, Dallas (Joni) Ost, Kristian (Leah) Olsen, Matthew (Jennifer) Olsen, Lauren Olsen and Remington Ost; six great-grandchildren, Annysa Zierhut, Kalea Ost, April Ost, Sean McDonald, Shelby McDonald and Curtis Scott; along with many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husbands, Robert Bond, Elmer Ost and Clifford Hedeen.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 26 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie with the Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Music was provided by organist, Maureen Diedrich and vocalist, Dedra Zwieg. Burial was at Parkers Prairie Cemetery.
Pallbearers were her six adult grandchildren, Robert Ost, Dallas Ost, Tamara McDonald, Kristian Olsen, Matthew Olsen and Lauren Olsen.
Arrangements are with Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service, www.lindfamilyfh.com.
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