Gladys the daughter of Orvel and Clara Hagedorn Wede, was born January 10, 1928, on a farm northeast of Sutherland. She received her education at Grant #8 country school, northeast of Sutherland , and later graduated from Larrabee High School.
On Feb. 14, 1948, Gladys married Clarence Stamer in Sutherland. Most of their life was spent on farms in the Sutherland area.
Gladys was a homemaker and farmer. She worked side by side with Clarence with their dairy cows and their farming operation. In their spare time, they enjoyed going to dances and "coffee time" with her friends. She took great pride in the appearance of their farm, keeping the lawn groomed and her flowers blooming. She was a lifetime member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Sutherland.
Preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Delbert Wede; a sister-in-law, Luella Wede and her husband, Clarence, in 2002.
Left to cherish her memory are two daughters: Carol and her husband, Randy Kennedy of Spencer, and Donna and her husband, Dennis Johnson of Coon Rapids, Minn.; five grandchildren: Jodi and her husband, Matt Havlicek, Holli Kennedy, Callie and her husband, Jason White, Kyle and his wife, Kathrine Johnson and Karina and her husband, Dewey Reilly; six great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.