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AGE: 89


ADDRESS: 1014 W. Broadway Medford, WI; City of Medford Resident


PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:45 P.M. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Our House Assisted Living, Medford where she had resided for the past 3 weeks and under the care of Hope Hospice.


TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 25 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford


OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger


INTERMENT: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford


VISITATION: 10:00 A.M. until the time of services at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, January 25 at the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: September 12, 1924 at Loran, Illinois


EDUCATION: She attended Pearl City, IL Grade Schools, is a graduate of Pearl City High School and attended Beauty Culture School at Rockford, IL


MARRIAGE: 1942 at Loran, Illinois to LaVerle Bicker and he was killed during WWII.
2nd: December 16, 1951 in Lena, Illinois to Leo A. Boelk and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2009


PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Gladys worked as a telephone operator in Illinois for a period of time. She owned and operated Kramer Motel in Medford for 4 years. Gladys and Leo owned and operated a dairy farm in the Thorp area for 7 years. Previously she and Leo owned and operated a trucking firm as well as drove a school bus in Illinois for 5 years. Gladys was also a house wife and mother and enjoyed needlework, embroidery, and milking cows.


MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford and Ladies of Immanuel, Medford VFW Ladies Auxiliary and Order of the Eastern Star Medford Chapter #254.


SURVIVING CHILDREN: Delmar (Bettina) Boelk of Medford, Tamara (David) Gentry of Saint Paul, Minnesota and Tina Wells of Medford


CHILDREN DECEASED: 1 Son in infancy and Son-In-Law: Ethan J. Wells in 2003


3 SURVIVING GRANDCHILDREN: Klaus (Angela) Boelk of North Ohlmstead, Ohio, Christopher (Nicole) Boelk of Medford and Brittany Wells of Medford




SURVIVING SISTER IN LAW: Shirley Krahmer of Freeport, IL


BROTHERS DECEASED: Emmerson Krahmer, Kenneth Krahmer and Leonard Krahmer and LaVerne Krahmer


DECEASED FATHER: Harvey C. KrahmerDECEASED MOTHER: Edith C. Krahmer (Maiden Name: Goethe)


PALLBEARERS: Delmar, Klaus and Christopher Boelk and Jesse Brunner


OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made in Gladys name to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church and School 420 Lincoln Street Medford, WI 54451 or to Our House Assisted Living 1014 W. Broadway Avenue Medford, WI 54451
Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake is assisting the family with arrangements
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