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BAKEWELL, Gladys (Gruber) 1912-2007


Posted By: Errin Wilker
Date: 7/25/2015 at 15:43:40

Gladys Bakewell, 94, of New Albin, died following a lengthy illness Thursday morning, Jan. 18, 2007 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, Jan. 20 at St. Joseph's Church in New Albin with Fr. Daniel Knipper officiating. Her six grandchildren served as casketbearers and her great-great grandchildren were honorary casketbears. Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery in New Albin.

Gladys was born in Lansing Township of Allamakee County April 9, 1912 to Moritz and Ella (Henry) Gruber. She attended rural schools and then graduated from Lansing High School in 1930 with a Normal Training Course. Gladys taught six years in rural schools in Allamakee County before her marriage to Lawrence Bakewell June 10, 1936 at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque. They farmed in Iowa Township. He preceded her in death November 3, 1966 as the result of a farm accident.

In 1972 Gladys moved from the farm to New Albin. She was a member of the Rosary Society, Foresters, and active in Senior Citizens Club, as well as being a Mealsite volunteer and member of several card clubs. She enjoyed gardening and had many beautiful flowers.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence; three brothers, Earl (Doris) Gruber, Everett (Loretta) Gruber, Harris (Mary) Gruber; and a sister Hazel (Truman) Aldrich.

She is survived by two children, Duane Bakewell and his friend Leona Payton of New Albin, and Angella (John) Troendle of Waukon; six grandchildren, Roger (Toni) Bakewell, Joanne (Steven) Buxengard, Gerald (Jeannie) Bakewell, Daniel (Nyla) Bakewell, Larry J. Troendle, and Linda (Aaron) Hackman; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; ten step-grandchildren; and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

The Thornburg Hanson Funeral Home in Lansing was in charge of arrangements.

Source: Waukon Standard, Waukon, IA, 24 Jan. 2007.


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