Gladys L. Trygstad, age 102, of Rochester, died on Monday, February 19, 2018, at Samaritan Bethany on 8th. The funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes with a visitation one hour prior to the service. The burial will be in East St. Olaf Lutheran Church Cemetery in rural Byron.
Gladys Laila Trygstad was born on September 12, 1915, in Salem Township, Olmsted County, to Ole and Lena (Bye) Trygstad. She attended country school in the Rock Dell area. Gladys worked as a cook in St. Paul and Rochester for the Mayo Clinic. She also worked as a housekeeper in private homes and for St. Marys Hospital for ten years until her retirement in 1980. Gladys enjoyed sewing, crocheting and jigsaw puzzles. She was a member of East St. Oalf Lutheran Church in rural Byron.
Gladys is survived by her nieces, Kathryn (Charles) Espe of New Richland, Julaine (James) Peterson of Mondovi, WI, Karmyn (Wayne) Peters of Byron, Judy (Ben) Hedlund of Fridley and Marjorie (Allen) Satter of Chanhassen; nieces-in-law, Carol D. Trygstad of Kasson and Carol J. Trygstad of Rochester; nephew-in-law, David Guenzel of Hugo; twenty great-nieces and nephews.
Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Joseph, Leonard and Olaf; niece, Sharon Guenzel; nephews, Jerome Trygstad, Dwight Trygstad; and great-niece Diane Norby.
Arrangements are with Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester MN 55901. www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Gladys was a remarkable lady who always inspired and amused me with her wit, self-effacing humor, and ever generous spirit. She was a Christian in the truest sense. I will greatly miss her presence in my life. Mike and I send our deepest condolences to her wonderful nieces and their extended families.
Sincerely, Joan Trygstad
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