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Gladys Mae Pafko

Funeral services for Gladys Mae Pafko, 79, of Glencoe were held on Friday, Feb. 16, from the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with the Rev. Phillip Penhallegon officiating.

Mrs. Pafko died on Feb. 13, 2001, at Glencoe Regional Health Services.

Organist was Cindy Longhenry, and the congregational hymns were "Amazing Grace," "Rock Of Ages" and "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God."

Pallbearers were Beth Waldack, Brenda Waldack, Christinia VanHale, Gregory Pafko, April Hull and Keith Knapp. Interment was in Grand View Park Cemetery in Hopkins.

Gladys Mae Shaw was born to Edward and Rose (Morgan) Shaw on Jan. 30, 1922, in Cherokee, Iowa. She was baptized and confirmed on Jan. 28, 1940, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Tenstrike, Minn., by the Rev. John Stehr. She attended and graduated from Blackduck High School on May 28, 1941.

On Nov. 15, 1941, she was united in marriage to John Pafko in Tenstrike by the Rev. H.E. Bantach.

She lived in numerous places, including Cherokee, Iowa, Blackduck and Minneapolis before moving to Eden Prairie in 1952. That is where she lived until moving to Glencoe in 1998.

During her life, Mrs. Pafko was a member of the senior citizens group and was active in her church by participating in choir, the economy center and the sewing circle.

For enjoyment, she liked to play cards, especially "500," and loved to bowl. She especially loved to be with and enjoy her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Knapp and husband, Dennis, of Yuma, Ariz., Beverly Waldack and husband, Brad, of Bruno, Minn., John Pafko and wife, Debbie, of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Beth Waldack, Brenda Waldack, Christinia VanHale, Gregory Pafko, April Hull and husband, Norman, and Keith Knapp; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Margaret Michalik of Minneapolis; also many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Earl Shaw; and one sister, Irene Miles.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled the arrangements.

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