Gladys M. Heinricy, 97, of Colman, SD, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at the Dougherty Hospice House, Sioux Falls, SD. Gladys was born June 14, 1919 at Colman, SD to Fred and Anna (Kroger) Thiele. She graduated from Colman High School in 1938. Gladys married Leo Heinricy on October 26, 1940 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Colman. They lived on a farm northwest of Colman until 1977 when they retired and moved to Colman. Gladys worked at the Colman Area Rec for several years. Her husband preceded her in death on May 19, 1990. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Colman Senior Citizens and enjoyed playing cards, crocheting, cooking and especially baking pies.
Gladys is survived by her son Dick (Darlene), Colman, SD; daughter Kathy (Chuck) Relf-Schmidt, Avondale, AZ; daughter-in-law Shirleen Heinricy, Sioux Falls; 10 grandchildren, Todd, Danny, Paula, Aaron, Shane, Laurie, Noel, Heather, Jim, Brad; 17 great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Kaitlin, Tyler, Josh, Brooke, Myha, Jordan, Whitney, Elly, Wesley, Aiden, Quincey, Keeley, Lance, Mitchell, Connor, Macy; 5 great-great-grandchildren, Karsen, Kenden, Braelynn, Trent, Rogan; 2 sisters, Laura Croon, Dell Rapids, SD; Wilma Beck, Madison, SD and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Leo, son Leo John, granddaughter Julie, parents and 4 brothers, Leo, Lloyd, Lonnie and Frank.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Colman, SD, with burial in the church cemetery. On-line condolences may be left at the Skroch Funeral Chapel website.