Gladys Amundson, 86 of Thief River Falls, MN formerly of Grygla, MN passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Pioneer Memorial Care Center, Erskine, MN with her loving family by her side.
The funeral service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, April 26, 2021 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with Rev. Gary Graff. Burial will follow at Emardville Cemetery, rural Plummer, MN. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM with a 7:00 PM prayer service on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls.
Gladys Elaine Fredrickson was born May 12, 1934 in Gervais Township, Red Lake County, MN the daughter of Chester Milton and Ida Agusta (Westerlund) Fredrickson. She was baptized November 7, 1935 and confirmed June 26, 1949 in the Lutheran Faith. She attended Pershing School in Plummer, MN graduating with the class of 1952.
Gladys was a bookkeeper/secretary for several businesses in the area including Plummer State Bank, Northern State Bank in Thief River Falls, MN, American State Bank in Grygla, MN, Northwestern Hospital in Thief River Falls and served as personal secretary for L.B. Hartz.
On May 26, 1961, Gladys was united in marriage to Loren Borsheim at Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, MN. Together they made their home in Thief River Falls and were part owner in the Borsheim Printing business. They were married for 12 years and were the parents of Lynette and Murray.
In 1975, Gladys met Berton Amundson and they married on October 23, 1976 and made their home in Grygla and Plummer. Together they owned and operated a Hartz Grocery Store in Plummer for several years. Through this marriage she gained stepchildren, Brent and Kimberly.
Gladys loved cooking, baking, and hosting family gatherings, especially if the grandkids & great-grandkids were involved. A highlight of her life was traveling to Sweden with family to visit the birthplace of her grandfather and meet her family still living there. Gladys was soft-spoken, kind-hearted, humble, family-oriented and loved to laugh. Throughout her life she always saw the good in people and focused on the positive.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Plummer, Trinity Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls, Grace Lutheran Church in Grygla and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls.
Survivors include her daughter, Lynette Borsheim Dennis of Duluth, MN; Murray (Laurie) Borsheim of Mesa, AZ; step-daughter, Kimberly Luoto of Duluth, MN; grandchildren, Jason (Krystal) Dennis, Jennifer Dennis, Matthew (Kristin) Amundson, Michelle Amundson, Jennifer Amundson, Christian (Meagan) Luoto, Meegan (Kevin) Holubar, Cameron (fiancée Tasha) Luoto, Marnie Luoto, Piper (fiancé Greg) Luoto; great-grandchildren, Alexis, Alison & Nicole Dennis, Madeline & Elizabeth Johnson, Carson & Max Amundson, Lindsey (fiancé Kyle Russ), Jasmine & Austin Amundson, Sylvia Luoto, Olive, Sutton, Maddox & Magnus Holubar, Barrett Luoto; great great-grandchildren, Ryker & Ava Russ, Carson Parker; sister, Clarice Wilcox of Fargo, ND; sister-in-law, Dee Noreen; many nieces, nephews that were very special to her; along with other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Bert in 2017; step-son, Brent Amundson; siblings, Floyd Fredrickson, Merlyn (Vern) Perreault, and an a infant brother; brother-in-law, Harold Wilcox; sister-in-law, Karen Thygeson; nephew, Wayne Perreault; and infant nephew Paul Michael Wilcox.