July 7, 1928 - July 20, 2019
Gladys Florence Fremming, age 91, died peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Milestone Senior Living in Rhinelander, which is where she resided for the past two years, receiving exemplary care from all of the staff there. Prior to that, she was a long-time resident of Park Falls. Gladys was born in Norrie to John and Frances (Wilde) Zwirchitz on July 7, 1928.
After her schooling, Gladys married Eldon Fremming. They enjoyed 51 loving and devoted years together. She was employed in the banking profession in Wausau before moving to Park Falls in 1958. She was a medical records librarian at the Flambeau Hospital for several years before returning back to banking. She retired from banking, a profession she truly enjoyed, over 24 years later.
Gladys had a zest for life and people loved to be around her. She and Eldon wintered together for many years in Green Valley, Arizona, where they thoroughly enjoyed their retirement years basking in the sunshine. She also enjoyed reading, going to garage sales and playing the slots at the casino, where she was known to be pretty lucky. She always said she got excited just walking in the door and hearing the machines. Playing cards and shaking dice with her friends and extended family was another favorite activity.
Gladys is survived by her daughters: Faye (Joseph) Maschke, and Mary (Randall) Gay; grandson, Tyler (Christine) Maschke; step grandson, Corey (Julie) Maschke; step-great-grandchild, Allie Maschke; two sisters: Mavis (Ernie) Bushman and Violet Jones; and other extended family, as well as many friends, including Luann and Denny Bablick who were particularly devoted to her the last several years. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers LeVern and Maynard Zwirchitz, and sister Dorothy Haupt.
A visitation will be held for Gladys at the Carlson Funeral Home from 10-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, with a sharing time at 11:30 a.m. Memorial gifts should be sent to Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, 520 North 32nd Ave., Wausau, WI 54401. YPrivate condolences for Gladys’ family can be left online at www.carlsonfh.com. The Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414) is handling the arrangements for the Fremming family.