Gladys Petersen, 89, passed away on Jan. 20, 2018
Gladys Petersen, 89, of Augusta, formerly of Hardwick, Minn. and Tyndall, SD, passed away Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at Covenant Care Senior Living, Wichita.
Memorial service 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church, Augusta.
Gladys was born in Franklin, Minn. on Oct. 22, 1928, to the late Mabel (Larson) and Ross Gramstad. She was a beautician out of her own home for over 50 years. Gladys was active in the St. John's Lutheran Church in Tyndall, SD, Zion Lutheran Church in Hardwick, Minn., and was later active in the Christ Lutheran Church of Augusta. She was also active in the American Legion Auxiliary in Tyndall, SD, Hardwick, Minn. and Augusta. In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, gardening, and attending her grandchildren's activities. On June 10, 1950 she married Roy Petersen in Sioux Falls, SD. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Peggy Weisser; brothers, Selmer, Bert, Raymond, and Norman Gramstad; sister, Mae Van Scharrel.
She is survived by: son, Tom Petersen and wife Zhanna of Edina, Minn.; daughters, Linda Kelley of Augusta, and Glennis Svanda and husband Jim of Augusta; brothers, Alvin Gramstad and wife Lois of Sanborn, Minn., Harold Gramstad and wife Jane of Elk River, Minn., Ernest Gramstad and wife Charlotte of Russellville, Ark.; brother, Joseph Gramstad and wife Diane of Pompano Beach, Fla.; grandchildren, Kira, and Iian Petersen, Melissa, Aaron (Amy), and Adam Weisser; Glenette Kelley; Lee Svanda (Tina), Melanie Jackson (Brian) Nicole Morgan (Sean); great grandchildren, Madeline, Benjamin, and Helena Svanda, Bryleigh, and Paxton Morgan, Jaren, and Jadyn Jackson.
Memorial donations to Amedisys Foundation or Christ Lutheran Church, Augusta.
Arrangements by Headley Funeral Chapel, Augusta.