Obituary of Gladys Tews
Gladys GlennDora Tews was born June 8, 1932, in Springfield, MN to Clifford and Alice (Brown) Colburn. She was united in marriage to Merlyn Tews on September 27, 1954, at Christ Lutheran Church in Stately Township. Following marriage, the couple farmed near Sanborn for 4 years before moving to Mountain Lake. Gladys worked at Eventide Home in Mountain Lake as a Nurse's Aide for over 30 years. The couple retired and moved to Arizona in 1996, then moved to Springfield in 2004. Gladys was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church, a current member of St. John Lutheran Church in Springfield, and a former member of the Butterfield VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing cards and games, bird-watching, crocheting, grocery shopping, cooking and baking, but especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Gladys Tews died Thursday, June 22, 2017, at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield at the age of 85.
She is survived by children- Rhonda and husband Mark Krueger of Springfield, Sandy and husband Dale Robideau of Olivia, and Randy and wife Julia Tews of Discovery Bay, CA; daughter-in-law Joyce Tews of Phoenix, AZ; 11 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; brother Andy (Jeanette) Colburn; sisters- Rose (Lyle) Bestland, and Carol (Roger) Kemp; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Merlyn in 2014; son Michael; great-granddaughter Amelia Carlin; and sister Ellen Richert.