February 13, 1930- November 7, 2012
Gladys Mae Blasnitz Ferguson was born February 13, 1930 in Jefferson, Iowa to Henry Blasnitz and Blanche Perkins Blasnitz. She died November 7, 2012 at the Greene County Medical Center in Jefferson, Iowa at the age of 82.
A service of remembrance will be held in the spring of 2013 with interment in Junction Township Cemetery, Grand Junction, Iowa.
Gladys grew up in Jefferson and attended Jefferson High School. After high school, she went to work in Minnesota and then later returned to Jefferson and worked at a Café.
In 1958, Gladys was united in marriage to Keith LeRoy Ferguson. They were the parents of one son Michael. They made their home in Grand Junction, Iowa where Gladys stayed at home raising their son. Gladys enjoyed bowling when she was younger. She also enjoyed gardening, working in the yard, walking, spending time with her grandchildren and other family members, and travelling to Minnesota to visit family. In her later years, she even enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino.
Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Keith, her parents, and 4 brothers: Bill, Charlie, Darrell and Don; 6 sisters: Maxine Blasnitz, Beverly Blasnitz, Kay Jacobs, Joyce Jirik, Mary Lou Kriha, and Doris Murphy.
She is survived by her son Michael (Jean) Ferguson of Grand Junction, IA; 2 grandchildren: Heath Michael Ferguson of Grand Junction, IA and Emily (Eric) Ferguson Fricke of Belgium; 2 sisters: Wyona Bennett of Illinois and Marge Beecher of Jefferson; brother-in-law Bob Jirik; sister-in-law Joyce (Don) Blasnitz; and many nieces, nephews, other loving family members, and many friends.
Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home