Gladys Hedin, 88

Gladys Mary Hedin, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Benedictine Healthcare Center in Duluth.

She was born April 13, 1924, in Elmdale Township, and graduated from the Upsala High School. After caring for her parents at the family farm, she worked as a nursing assistant for 27 years at the Redeemer Residence in Minneapolis. Following retirement, she made her home in Duluth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Julia Hedin; her brothers Leo Hedin and John (and Lorraine) Hedin; sister Joyce Wood Johnston (and Earl, Bruce); and her niece Jacquelyn Williams.

She is survived by sister-in-law Clara Hedin of Moorhead; and by her 10 much- loved nieces and nephews and their spouses: Dick, Gayle, Michael, Janet, John, Loretta, Bruce, Deborah, Diane, and Mary Jane. She is also survived by 25 great-nieces and -nephews, and 7 great-great-nieces and -nephews.

She was a poet, a crocheter, and a year-round unique gift buyer for her extensive family and friends.

Her family wishes to thank all the employees at Aftenro Home for their loving friendship and care during the last 11 years and also thanks Benedictine Health Center for her care during these last weeks.

The visitation will be at the Community Covenant Church in Upsala,  Saturday, July 7, 2012, at 11 a.m. followed by the funeral service at noon with Chaplain Sara Lund and Pastor Nathan Hillman officiating. Säker i armarna av Jesus.

Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home