Gladys Abraham

GAYLORD – Gladys Abraham, age 90, of Gaylord passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.

Funeral Service will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord with Reverend William Postel officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Tuesday.

Gladys Marie (Deiman) Abraham was born on April 10, 1923, in St. Paul, Minn. She was the daughter of Herman and Emma (Otto) Deiman. Gladys was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. In 1925, when her brother, Howard was born, her mother died. From then on Gladys was cared for and remained in the home of Alfred and Helen Schauer in Arlington until the age of 18. There were two brothers, Alfred and Gordon and one sister, Joan in this family. Her father, Herman married Theresa with one son, Robert. To this marriage, half-brothers, Floyd, Truman and Vincent and one sister Patricia were born. She received her education in Arlington, and was a 1941 graduate of the Arlington High School.

On July 8, 1943, Gladys was united in marriage to Alvin Abraham at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Richard, Larry, Sandra, and Judy. After their marriage the couple resided in Gaylord. Gladys was employed at Fingerhut Products Company for 12 years and Sibley County for 16 years, serving as the County Recorder for 10 years, retiring in 1992. Gladys and Alvin shared 59 years of marriage before Alvin passed away on Nov. 17, 2002.

Gladys was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord and taught Sunday School for 12 years. She was a member of the same Bible Class of 50 years. Gladys was also an active member of the Manthey-Asmus American Legion Auxiliary for more than 60 years.

Gladys enjoyed Bible Study, crossword puzzles and reading. She especially loved spending time with her family and friends.

Gladys is survived by her children, Larry Abraham and his wife, Darla of Sleepy Eye, Sandra Ceman and her husband, George of Hermosa Beach, CA, and Judy Sypkens and her husband, Dave of Cordova, TN; daughter-in-law, Sharon Thorbeck and her husband, Dewey of Mendota Heights; grandchildren, Tammy Johnson and her husband, Steve, Chad Abraham and his wife, Mikki, Loni Ostermann and her husband, Joad, Amy Soroka and her husband, Gregg, Canyon Ceman and his wife, Kim, Josh Abraham and his wife, Brittany, and Ali Pankop and her husband, Brad; great-grandchildren, Sadie Mae Cordes, Seth Cordes, Max Johnson, Callie Abraham, Julia Abraham, Baily Abraham, Remy Abraham, Javen Ostermann, Riley Soroka, Addison Soroka, Siena Soroka, Cayenne Ceman, Caden Ceman, Emma Pankop, Cole Abraham, Avery Abraham, and Hailey Abraham; great-great-grandson, Parker Cordes and his mother, Ashley Woods; sister, Joan Wonenberg of Greely, CO; brother, Gordon Schauer of Sheboygon, WI; half-sister, Patricia Deiman of St. Paul; sister-in-law, Pauline Deiman of St. Paul, Eleanor Schauer of Arlington, Jessie Deiman of Chicago, IL, and Barbara Dieman of New Brighton; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her son, Richard Abraham; parents, Herman and Emma Deiman; foster parents, Alfred and Helen Schauer; husband, Alvin Abraham; sister, Helen Girards; brothers, Herman Deiman, Henry Deiman, Howard Deiman, Alfred Schauer, Jr., Robert Deiman, Vincent Deiman, Floyd Deiman; and half-brother, Truman Deiman.

Arrangements by Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Online obituaries and guest book available at Please click on obituaries and guest book.

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