November 22, 1919 - May 15, 2015


Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cold Spring, MN for Gladys Jeanette Rothstein, age 96, who died Friday at Assumption Home, Cold Spring. Family will receive guests one hour prior to services at the church. Inurnment will be in the Gloria Dei Cemetery.

Gladys Jeanette (Erickson) Rothstein was born in Winfred, South Dakota on November 22, 1918 to Eddie and Louise (Ilstad) Erickson. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Adolph Anderson and Raymond Rothstein. Gladys and Adolph were married in Canova, South Dakota on December 1, 1935. Gladys and Ray Rothstein were married in Cold Spring, Minnesota on October 13, 1983.

Gladys was also preceded in death by her sister, Anna Anderson and two infant sisters; brothers; Melvin Erickson, Elmer Erickson, Arthur Erickson, and step-son, Gary Rothstein.

She is survived by daughter Avis (Marvin) Halverson; sons, Eugene (Marina) Anderson, Leland (Martha) Anderson; sisters, Judy Zalk, Lucy Anderson; step-daughter, Mina (Jim) Powers; step-daughter-in-law, Lois Rothstein; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Gladys moved from South Dakota to St. Paul and then to Cold Spring for retirement. She worked many years at Sears in St. Paul and St. Cloud. Her strong faith and family were her mainstays. Her early years of getting by on a farm in South Dakota provided her with a work ethic and positive personality that carried her well. She loved to cook and wrote her own cookbook. Her musical talents on the piano and in the choir were enjoyed by many as she praised her Savior.

Memorials preferred to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Cold Spring.