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Gladys Voyles, 93

Dec 7, 2014

Fairmont Funeral service for Gladys Voyles, 93, formerly of Granada, were held Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 at St. John’s United Church of Christ in Fairmont. Burial was at Lakeside Cemetery in Fairmont.

Gladys passed away on Monday morning, Nov. 24, 2014 at the Goldfinch Estates Memory Care in Fairmont.

Gladys Bertha Caroline (Malo) Voyles was born on March 17, 1921, in Fairmont, to Herbert and Katherine (Elfert) Malo. She received her education from Fairmont Public Schools. On June 28, 1939, Gladys was united in marriage to Glen Voyles in Le Sueur. After their marriage, Glen and Gladys lived in Fairmont for a short while, then moved to a farm near Granada where they lived until 1964 when they built their house in Granada. Gladys was a housewife and worked at Stokley’s, which later was Armour, for many years until retiring in 1983. Gladys and Glen were happily married for 68 years before Glen passed away on June 22, 2008. Gladys continued to live at home until she moved to Parker Oaks in Winnebago in April 2013. She lived there for about a year before moving to Goldfinch Estates Memory Care in March of 2014.

Gladys was a member of St. John’s United Church of Christ and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, baking, bird watching, reading, visiting with others and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Gladys also loved shopping and had a great sense of fashion and a taste for jewelry, her jewelry was always a must. In her younger years, she enjoyed fishing and traveling with her husband and going up north to Mille Lacs.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Karen (Dick) Wolter, of Cannon Falls; two sons, Jerry (Sherry) Voyles, of Granada, Butch (Janet) Voyles, of Granada; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; seven great- great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lorraine (Frank) Koskovich, Ruby Urban, and Phyllis Wedoo, all of Fairmont; three sisters-in-law, Alice Minick, of Fairmont, Doris Gruver, of Missoula, Mont., and Laverna “Butch” Schaffer, of Edwardsville, Ill.; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Katherine Malo; husband, Glen; two brothers, Robert Malo and Marvin Malo; one sister, Beverly Dukes; and two sisters-in-law, June Sandberg and Mae Klug.