Gladys Kelm

GLADYS RUTH KELM, age 89 of Waterville died on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at MN Valley Health Care Center in Le Sueur.

Born on September 21, 1926 in Waterville, Minnesota, she was the daughter of Ben and Adelgunda (Nierenz) Quast.  Gladys married Alvin Kelm on June 20, 1948 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterville.  She worked as a homemaker and was also employed at Marzahn Implement in Waterville, Waterville-Elysian Public School, Brown Printing Co. in Waseca, Lake Country Sales in Elysian and Waterville, the Waseca Area Senior Center and Wal-Mart in Waseca.  Gladys enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterville.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol Kay McGrath of Hutchinson and Carla Rae (Scott) McGrath of Le Center; five grandchildren, Patrick, Ben, Emily, Kalli, and Rhea; two step-grandchildren, Jeanette and Michelle; and six great-grandchildren, Ella, Ian, Ethan, Alex, Lila and Landon.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Helen and Luella.

Visitation will be held at Dennis Funeral & Cremation Services in Waterville on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4-7 PM and continue on Thursday, one hour before services at the church.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waterville.  Burial will follow at Sakatah Cemetery.


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