Gladys I. Njos, 80, Blooming Prairie

Published 10:21 am Friday, June 15, 2012

Gladys I. Njos, 80, of Blooming Prairie, Minn., formerly of Austin, Minn., died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Prairie Manor Care Center, Blooming Prairie, Minn.

Gladys I. Njos

Gladys Irene Patzer was born Dec. 6, 1931, in Delmont, S.D. to Henry and Herminia (Wentzel) Patzer. She attended Austin schools and was a waitress at Harry’s Café for 38 years. On March 20, 1950, Gladys was united in marriage to Duayne Njos in Austin at St. John’s parsonage. She enjoyed doing word puzzles, crocheting, baking, and watching game shows, especially The Price is Right and Wheel of Fortune. She loved walking and outings and being on the go.

Survivors include her children, Suzanne (John) Harris of Hollandale, Minn., Richard Njos Sr. of Wabasha, Minn., Wayne (Karen) Njos of Blooming Prairie, Randy (Lorraine) Njos of Pueblo, Colo., Scott (Stacy) Njos of Austin; 11 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one step-great-great-grandchild; brother Arnold Patzer of Austin.

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She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Herminia; her husband Duayne in 2011; one brother; and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2012, at First Lutheran Church in Blooming Prairie with Pastor Heidi Heimgartner officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.