Gladys Engebretson

September 19, 2018

GENOA — A celebration of life for Gladys Engebretson, 71, of Columbus, will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Genoa Senior Center.

Rice Funeral Home in Genoa is in charge of arrangments.

She died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.


Gladys Rae Moffit was born on June 13, 1947, in Bismarck, N.D., to George W. and Margaret (Glum) Moffit. She was raised in Moffit, N.D., and attended Bismarck High School.

Gladys was united in marriage to Dennis Engebretson on Sept. 24, 1965, in Anaconda, Mont. They had two children, Barbara and Scott.

Gladys was a very strong-willed, hard-working, independent woman who worked two jobs most of her life. After 47 years of working at Vishay/Dale Electronics, she retired in 2013, but her true passion was waitressing.

Gladys is survived by her daughter, Barbara Engebretson (Delbert Steinbach) of Genoa; son Scott (Ivy) Engebretson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; grandchildren Katie Kohl, Kristina Kohl (Brandon Benkenclorf), Angel McCoy and Kyle McCoy, all of Genoa, and Eric Engebretson and Cordell Engebretson of Council Bluffs. She was also blessed to have two great-grandchildren, Tessa Bennett and Tanner McDonald.

She is also survived by siblings Nancy Moffit, Raymond Moffit and Rose Ohlhauser of Bismarck, Ronnie (Linda) Moffit of Lincoln, N.D., Irene Reather of Portland, Ore., Shirley Lave of Billings, Mont., Jean (Dick) Austad of Fairfield, Mont., Betty Grage of Hawarden, Iowa, Donna Houle of Dunseith, N.D., and Marcella Moffit of Rolla, N.D.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents, and siblings Douglas Moffit, Lee Moffit, Jackie Dewald and Susan Manson.

Condolence may be left on the website at www.ricefh.com.

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