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Gladys V. Ingebretsen

Gladys V.


Gladys V. Ingebretsen, 97, died on Monday, September 11, 2017, at Eventide in Moorhead, MN.

Gladys was born in Becker County, MN, July 5, 1920, to Gust and Ida (Sahlberg) Chelin. She lived in Becker and Clay counties with her brothers, Ray, Melvin, Emil, Clarence and Carl.

While living on the farm near Hawley she met Earl C. Ingebretsen of Felton, MN. World War II broke out and Earl went off to the South Pacific, and when he returned, they were married on December 11, 1945. She and Earl saw their four children grow, graduate and marry. 14 grandchildren put a new bounce in her step, and 23 great-grandchildren would add to the jewels of her crown. She and Earl were married for nearly 62 years before he passed away in 2007

She is preceded in death by her parents, all her brothers; daughter, Susan Shaw; daughter-in-law, Janice Ingebretsen, and one great-grandchild, Matthew Shaw.

She is survived by her sons, Burl (Lou) Ingebretsen, Loren (Londa) Ingebretsen; daughter, Betty (Steven) Coleman; son-in-law, Carl Shaw; sisters-in-law, Helen Chelin and Virginia Ingebretsen; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation: Friday, September 15, 2017 from 6:00-7:00 PM with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 at North Buffalo Lutheran Church, rural Kragnes, MN,

Funeral: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 am at North Buffalo Lutheran Church.

Interment: Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Scandia Cemetery, Felton, MN.

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