Gladys M. Bork, 86, of Marcus, died Thursday Aug. 28, 2008 in the Heartland Care Center in Marcus, following a brief illness.
Funeral services were held on Aug. 30. at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. Rev. James Gruber officiated. Burial was in the Marcus Amherst Cemetery, with the Greenwood Funeral Home of Cherokee in charge of arrangements.
Gladys was born on Dec. 28, 1921 in O'Brien County to Charlie A. and Hattie (Ottzen) Meyer. She was baptized on Jan. 22, 1922, and on March 10, 1935 she was confirmed at St. Mark's Lutheran Church by Rev. E.L. Wittkopp. Gladys attended Cleghorn High School and graduated in 1938. She married Dale Bork on March 25, 1945 at Trinity Lutheran Church south of Marcus. Shortly after their marriage, they joined Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. They lived on a farm north of Cleghorn, and in 1962 moved to a home southeast of Marcus.
Gladys was a member of the Peace Ladies Aid and L.W.M.L. in which she held various offices. She taught Sunday school for many years. She worked at the Braille workshop at Peace Lutheran Church since its beginning. Gladys enjoyed gardening, handiwork, and playing pinochle with her friends at Heartland Care Center this past year. She enjoyed the staff at the care center and loved the visits and phone calls from her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dale in 1994; a brother, Elmer Meyer, in World War II; and a grandson, Jonathon Scharff, in 1984.
She is survived by her four children, Jean Scharff and her husband, Jim, of Ankeny, and their children Jennifer Scharff, Jamie Martin and her husband, Joel; Ron Bork and his wife, Marilyn, of Seward, Neb. and their children Kristin Bork, Allison Domsch and her husband, Nathan and their children Ethan and Elissa Domsch; Linda Dunklau and her husband, Ed, of Macomb, Mich. and their children, Christi Gaertner and her husband, Evan and their children Henry and Lucas Gaertner and Sarah Schaefer, and her husband, Eric; Neal Bork and his wife, Marie, of Marcus, and their children, Christian Bork and his wife, Amy and their children Kennedy and Kannon; Courtney Clark and her husband, Mark; two brothers, Alvin Meyer of Spencer; Vernon Meyer and his wife, Leola, of Paullina; one sister, Erma Woltman of Cherokee.