February 4, 1920 - November 14, 2014


Funeral services will be 2PM Thursday, November 20, 2014 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Santiago, Minnesota for Gladys Weinhold who died Friday at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Sauk Rapids. Friends and relatives may call from 12 noon until the time of service Thursday at the church in Santiago. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids.

Gladys Mabel Weinhold was born in Glendorado Township in Benton County to Gunder & Caroline Tomine (Nelson) George. She graduated from Princeton High School in 1937. After receiving a College certificate, she taught school at a district north east of Princeton.

Gladys married Sam Weinhold on May 8, 1943 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in rural Santiago, Minnesota. She moved to Inglewood, CA where she worked as a bank teller and loan officer, while Sam served in the Army in the Pacific. In the spring of 1947, they returned to Minnesota where they purchased the farmstead in Sherburne County. Sam passed away in 2004, after which Gladys moved to Princeton, where she resided until moving to Sauk Rapids in the summer of 2009.

Gladys was one of the first female insurance agents for Aid Association for Lutherans. She then worked for Fingerhut Manufacturing in the Princeton office, and later in St. Cloud. She worked as a department supervisor, retiring after more than 25 years. Gladys was a life-long member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, and was also a member of the Glendorado VFW Post # 806 Auxiliary.

Gladys enjoyed sewing and was actively involved in Our Savior’s Ladies Aid and Sewing Circle. She loved to read the many magazines she so kindly purchased from the neighborhood children for school projects, and was a lifelong subscriber to the Princeton Union Eagle. She never missed an opportunity to send cards and letters to acknowledge friends and family for special events such as birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, or condolences.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Sam; her parents, Gunder and Caroline; sister, Inez Anderson; brothers, John, Helmer, Walter, Arthur, Leonard, and Clair George.

Survivors include her children, Sharon Shumski of Fairmont, Minnesota; Sandra Nelson and her husband, Rev. David of St. Cloud, Minnesota; Julie Ryan of Edina, Minnesota; six grandchildren, one step granddaughter, twelve great grandchildren, five step great grandchildren, one step great-great grandson and many nieces and nephews.