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Gladys Wildeboer

Gladys I. Wildeboer, age 96, of Benson, died Monday afternoon, April 25, at the Golden Living Center in Benson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 28, at the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Benson. Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ Memorial Fund are preferred. Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. (www.petersonbrothers.com)

Gladys I. Wildeboer was born on October 7, 1919, in Kensal, North Dakota, the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Wayne) Atchison. She grew up in the Benson area, was baptized at West Zion Church, confirmed at St. Pauli Church in Swift Falls and received her education in the Benson schools. On December 30, 1938, Gladys was united in marriage to Dan Wildeboer and they made their home in the Benson community. She was a homemaker and also employed at Ben Franklin in Benson for over 32 years. Gladys was a member of the United Church of Christ in Benson. Gladys belonged to the Pilgrim Sewing Club, Priscilla Circle and Fellowship and the Six Mile Grove Birthday Club. Her hobbies included, sewing, baking, gardening and crocheting.

She is survived by her daughter, Donna (and Eugene) Perrault of Virginia, Minnesota; one granddaughter, Vallana Perrault of Minneapolis and one sister, Alice Loen of Starbuck; besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dan in 2005; one grandson, Monty Todd Perrault; three brothers, Arnold, Leo and Raymond Atchison; and four sisters, Jessie Todd, June Olson, Marion Clark and Grace Hilden.

Cemetery Details

Benson City Cemetery
1612 Oregon Ave.
Benson, MN, 56215


APR 28. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ

211 13th Street N.

Benson, MN, US, 56215


APR 28. 11:00 AM

Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ

211 13th Street N.

Benson, MN, US, 56215

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Gladys - You have left us all with a legacy that is priceless. We will miss you greatly, as you were a very important part of our family. You have now found eternal rest.

Duane and Cindy Lundebrek-Mertens family - April 25, 2016 at 05:41 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Words cannot express how much love and affection I have for this wonderful woman. For as long as I can remember Gladys has been a part of our family - present for all of life's occasions be they happy or sad. She has filled the role of matriarch in our family the last several years and has always felt like another grandmother. Her gentle nature and quiet chuckle will be greatly missed. God has taken home another angel to watch over us. Goodbye Gladys - you will live on in my heart.Lynn Lundebrek

Lynn Lundebrek - April 26, 2016 at 09:53 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I will miss Gladys so much, she was an inspiration to me , always so positive, always knew what was going on in the world & always a big smile when I stopped by to visit!! Our years of working at church are special & I still have a few of her famous dish towels!! She will not be forgotten. Vonnie Connolly

Vonnie Connolly - April 27, 2016 at 05:24 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM