Gladys I. Fautsch, age 84, of Delano, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
She was born Aug. 4, 1927, in Maple Plain, to John and Agnes (Barfknecht) Offermann.
Gladys was a kind and gentle soul. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John; and a son-in-law, Jerry Eggersgluss.
Gladys is survived by her children, Shirley Eggersgluss, Judy (Joe) Odenthal, and Jim (Mandy) Fautsch; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services took place Wednesday, Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano, with the Rev. Lee Hallstrom officiating. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Delano.
Visitation was Tuesday, Dec. 27 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, and continued Wednesday one hour prior to the service in the church.
Arrangements were by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.