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Gladys Rae Engebretson

September 19, 2018

Gladys Rae Engebretson

June 13, 1947 -Sept. 15, 2018

Gladys Engebretson, age 71 of Columbus, passed away on Sept. 15, 2018, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.

There will be a Celebration of Life from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Genoa Senior Center, 115 N. Oak St., Genoa.

Gladys Rae Moffit was born on June 13, 1947, in Bismarck, North Dakota, to George W. and Margaret (Glum) Moffit. She was raised in Moffit, North Dakota, and attended Bismarck High School. Gladys was united in marriage to Dennis Engebretson on Sept. 24, 1965, in Anaconda, Montana. 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, and son Scott (Ivy) Engebretson of Council Bluffs, Iowa; grandchildren Katie Kohl, Kristina Kohl (Brandon Benkenclorf), Angel McCoy and Kyle McCoy, all of Genoa; Eric Engebretson, and Cordell Engebretson of Council Bluffs, Iowa. 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, North Dakota; Ronnie (Linda) Moffit of Lincoln, North Dakota; Irene Reather of Portland, Oregon; Shirley Lave of Billings, Montana; Jean (Dick) Austad of Fairfield, Montana; Betty Grage of Hawarden, Iowa; Donna Houle of Dunseith, North Dakota, and Marcella Moffit of Rolla, North Dakota

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

Messages of condolence may be left at www.ricefh.com.

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