DENVER -- Gladwyn “Bonnie” Gielau, of Denver, formerly of Gary, Minn., died Friday, Nov. 10, at Elizabeth E. Martin Health Center in Cedar Falls.
She was born Oct. 5, 1932, in Gary, daughter of Carl and Nora Albertson Ysen. On Oct. 28, 1951, she married Lavern “Tony” Gielau at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver. He preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 2011.
Bonnie graduated from Gary High School in 1950. She worked as the church secretary at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver.
Bonnie was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, where she served on several committees throughout the years.
Survived by: a son, Bruce (Dawn) of Surprise, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, Fred (Jenny) Gielau, Mike (Serenity) Gielau, Monica Bass, Mitch (Ashley) Bass, Eric Gielau, Lindsey Gielau and Regan Davis; 10 great-grandchildren, Alexis, Aiden, Avery, Tilden, Tatum, Olivia, Daniel, Andrew, Brooklyn and Stella; and two sisters, Myrtle Schroeder of Waverly and Joyce McCracken of Illinois.
Preceded in death by: two sons, Brian and Jon; a brother, Morris Ysen; and three sisters, Gertrude VanErem, Mildred Swendsen and Clarice Griese.
Memorial services: 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver, with private inurnment in the church cemetery. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials: may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran Church.
Condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com.
Bonnie enjoyed watching baseball and playing bridge. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.