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Gladys V. Rigenhagen

Gladys V. Rigenhagen, age 93 of rural Maple Lake, died Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004 at the Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

She was born June 9, 1911 in rural Algona, Iowa, the daughter of Erneest A. and Millie Stromberg Landin.

Gladys and Robert A. Rigenhagen were joined in holy marriage Oct. 23, 1930 at the parsonage of the United Methodist Church in Sherburn.

Gladys and Robert lived in southern Minnesota until 1957. They eventually bought a dairy farm south of Maple Lake, moving there in February 1958. Gladys lived on the farm until August 2003, when she went to live at the Park View Care Center.

She attended the Albion Evangelical Free Church in Albion Township, Wright County, where she helped with vacation Bible school and several social events.

Gladys is survived by four children: Art (Marcella) Rigenhagen of Montrose, Norma (Wayne) Jensen of Rosemount, Bob (Barb) Rigenhagen of Maple Lake, and Clinton Rigenhagen of Springfield, Mo.; 18 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by a daughter-in-law, Ruth Rigenhagen of Maple Lake; a son-in-law, Marlyn Carlson of Sherburn; a sister, Doris Foster of Fairmont; and a brother, Roy Landin of Winsted; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert A. Rigenhagen, Feb. 6, 1992; a great-grandson, Hunter; her parents, Ernest and Millie Landin; a sister, Marie Bauer; and two brothers, Vernald and Donald Landin.

Funeral services were Wednesday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. at the Albion Evangelical Free Church with Pastor Daniel Runke officiating. Organist was Bev Lund. Wally Gloege and Harley Wilson sung a duet. Special music was also provided by grandchildren Dan Rigenhagen and Debbie Munstenteiger. Musical selections were “He Lives,” “In The Garden,” and “No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus.” Interment followed at the church cemetery.

Friends called Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A prayer service was led by Pastor Highland Goodman.

Casket bearers were Gladys’ six grandsons: Rick and Jeff Jensen, and Daryl, Dan, Rick, and Drake Rigenhagen.

The Peterson Funeral Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

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