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Gladys Dettmer obituary

Gladys “Gladie” Louise Dettmer, 84, of Lake City, passed away at her home Tuesday afternoon, September 21, 2021. She was born September 7, 1937, in Rochester to Floyd and Leona (Goldbeck) Goodman. She attended Olmsted County District 6 School and graduated in 1954 from Rochester High School. On May 21, 1960, Gladie married Leslie Dettmer in Oronoco.
    Before her marriage, Gladie worked for Northwestern Bell in Rochester. After marriage, she and Les farmed for thirty-five years in rural Lake City. In 1997, Gladie moved to Lake City. She served her community by volunteering with the Red Cross Blood Drive, the Lake City Hospital Auxiliary and through the Lincoln Church Ladies Aid. Gladie enjoyed quilting, bowling, playing golf and traveling.
    Gladie is survived by her daughters, Cindy (Bob) Heppner of Apple Valley, Gwen (James) Bacon of Owatonna, Judy (Karen McAvoy) Dettmer of Fort Collins, Colo., and Jody Dettmer – Johnson of Fort Collins, Colo.; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jeanette (Robert) Nelson of Mesquite, Nev., and Margie (Joe) Sweeney of Waterloo, Iowa; brothers, Norman Goodman of Rochester, and Gene (Sandra) Goodman of Kasson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three brothers, David, Larry, and Carrol, a sister, Julia, and son-in-law, Vic.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, September 27, at Trinity Lutheran Church – Lincoln in rural Lake City with Pastor Dan Reich officiating. Friends and family may visit one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Lake City. Memorials will be donated to the Red Cross Blood Drive.
    Arrangements by Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel.  Guest register may be signed at

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