Gladys Muriel Luhmann, 94, of Winona, passed away on August 4, 2020, at Lake Winona Manor. She was born at home on November 15, 1925, in rural Lewiston, Minn., to Benjamin and Amanda (Ties) Luhmann. She was fourth in a family of seven children. She grew up on a farm on the Meclenburg (German) Ridge and Stockton, Minn. She attended St. John’s Lutheran School at Lewiston, graduated from Winona Senior High and continued with nurse’s aid studies.
Out of high school, Gladie went to work at Winona Hospital as a nurse’s aid and later to J. R. Watkins Co. Then she went to the Twin Cities and worked as an elevator operator and a proofreader of legal documents at Northwestern Publishing Co. Yearning to return to the Winona area, she worked at Randall’s, from where she retired in 1983. Following that, she spent many years of dedicated, loving care of her mother and paternal aunt, Irene (Luehmann) Lance Kuehn.
She was a godmother for several nieces and nephews and enjoyed the Twins baseball games and photography with her old Kodak box camera.
Gladys was a kind, loving person and will be remembered for her spiritual devotion and love for her church, Grace Ev. Lutheran Church at Stockton, Minn., LCMS. We look forward to seeing Gladys again at the Resurrection.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Ralph (Leota) Luhmann, Everett (Doris) Luhmann, Marjorie (Frank) Cizek, and Iris (Laurel) Hanson; and brother-in-law, Bernard Mullen. She is survived by two sisters, Audrey (Ron) Helstad and Phyllis Mullen; and nieces and nephews.
Gladie’s family would like to thank the staff at Lake Winona Manor and Winona Health for the compassionate care they gave her.
Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020, with a visitation at 10 a.m., at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church in Stockton with the Reverend Mark Meier officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her aunt and uncle at Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona. Please wear a mask and follow social-distancing guidelines. Memorials may be directed to Grace Ev. Lutheran Church or to the donor’s choice. Cards may be mailed to Hoff Celebration of Life Center, 3480 Service Drive, Goodview, Minn., 55987. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share a memory of Gladie and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com.