ESTHERVILLE - Mass of Christian Burial for Gladys Erpelding, 98, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 20, 2012, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Estherville with Monsignor Michael Sernett as Celebrant. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Vigil prayer service at 7 p.m. Interment will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Estherville.
She died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at her daughter's home in Aurora, Colo.
Gladys Marion (Seeliger) Erpelding, the daughter of Charles and Susan (Jones) Seeliger, was born March 31, 1914, in Union.
She received her education and graduated from Maple Hill High School. She then attended beauty school in Wisconsin.
In February of 1938, she was united in marriage to Joe Erpelding in Estherville. Gladys worked as a beautician out of her home for over 70 years. Joe passed away in 1964. She also worked with the Henry-Olson Funeral Home for over 40 years.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church where she was the church organist for over 30 years. Gladys was also a member of Catholic Daughters; Wa-tan-ye and Degree of Honor.
Left to cherish Gladys' memory are her daughters, Judy Bonser of Aurora, Colo. and Nancy Farm and her husband, Burt, of Memphis, Tenn.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and brother, Cecil Seeliger, and his wife, Margaret, of Estherville
She has been preceded in death by her husband; parents; sister, Ethel, and son-in-law, Earl.
On-line condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com