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Gladys M. Socher, 93

Gladys M. Socher, age 93, of Watertown, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2018.

She was born Nov. 8, 1924, in Delano, to Anthony and Nellie (Fautsch) Gallus.

Gladys married Alexander Socher May 21, 1946, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Delano.

Gladys had a deep spiritual faith and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the rosary. She was a member of St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church in rural Delano.

She worked at Tonka Toys for many years.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Gladys loved her family, and enjoyed family gatherings, baking and decorating cakes, gardening, sewing, canning, and raising chickens, besides working on the farm.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Alex; son-in-law Allen Henry; parents; sister and brother- in-law, Bernice and Ray Kittock; and brother, L. Marvin Gallus.

Gladys is survived by her daughters, Darlene Henry, Joan (Jim) Meuleners, and Jane (George) Vanderlinde; eight grandchildren: Steve (Aimee) Henry, Chris (Angie) Henry, Scott (DeeDee) Henry, John Meuleners, Andrew (Tiffany) Meuleners, Michael (Erin) Meuleners, Brian Vanderlinde, and Katie Vanderlinde; 13 great-grandchildren: Emma and AJ Henry, Meagan, Jack, Madison and Colton Henry, Wyatt, Paige and Mason Henry, Nicholas and Owen Meuleners, and Jade and Cecilia Meuleners; and sisters-in-law Delores Gallus, Merilla Socher, and Eileen Kolstad.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, March 15 at 3 p.m. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church, rural Delano, followed by interment in the church cemetery.

There was visitation from 1 to 3 p.m. at the church, with a rosary service at 12:30 p.m.

Arrangements were by the Iten’s Watertown Funeral Home.

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