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Gladys Lachermeier, 69

Gladys Elaine “Glady” Lachermeier, age 69, of Howard Lake, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born Jan. 3, 1946, in Litchfield, the daughter of Ralph and Ruth (Nicol) Driver.

Glady and Darrell Lachermeier were joined in holy marriage Sept. 14, 1963, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. God blessed their marriage with four children: Natalie, Dean, Dennis, and Brian.

Glady enjoyed gardening, her flowers, bird watching, flea markets, and spending time with her family. She took pride in cleaning her clients’ homes, oftentimes becoming part of their families over the years.

Later in life, she enjoyed a few trips to the casino.

Glady was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. She also belonged to a bowling league for many years.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Darrell J. Lachermeier of Howard Lake; children: Natalie (Joe) Caouette of Winsted, Dean (B.J.) Lachermeier of Howard Lake, Dennis Lachermeier (special friend Kim) of Buffalo, and Brian (Stacey) Lachermeier of Watertown; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Sylvia (Roy) Henry of Montrose; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and five godchildren.

Glady was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Ruth Driver; brothers Jerry Driver and Darrel Driver; and by a sister, Jean Dalbec.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Sept. 19 at 10 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, with Father Paul Schumacher as the celebrant for the Mass. Jeremy Driver was the urn bearer. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Waverly.

There was visitation Friday, Sept. 18 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation continued Saturday morning from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.

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