Gladys Rothmann-Freidig

Gladys Rothmann-Freidig, 80, of Bismarck, formerly of Washburn, passed away April 30, 2013, in a Bismarck hospital.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, May 4, at 11 a.m., in First Lutheran Church, Washburn, with Pastor Erik Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Washburn.

Visitation will be held today, May 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Goetz Funeral Home in Washburn and will continue Saturday, one hour prior to time of service, at the church.

Gladys was born April 5, 1933, in Underwood, to Reinhold and Helen (Johnson) Goehring. She grew up in Underwood and was confirmed at Augustana Lutheran Church. Gladys married Gordon Rothmann and they made their home in Washburn. Together they raised three daughters. Gordon passed away in April 1975.

Gladys was an avid bowler and proud of her many trophies. She enjoyed gardening and tending to her flower beds. Many members of her community benefited from her sewing skills. Gladys was employed by the hardware stores in Washburn and worked as a cook for the Washburn Public School. Gladys was later employed at the G.R.E. Coal Creek Station near Underwood.

She married Anton “Tony” Freidig and they made their home near Hensler. Their years together were spent going to dancing events and attending auction sales. Tony passed away in 1993. Gladys moved back to Washburn for several years before moving to Edgewood Vista in Bismarck, where she resided until her death.

She is survived by: three daughters, Rosalind (Leif) Ravnaas, of Valley City, Maureen (Lee) Messer, of Dickinson, and Glenda Scholl, of Washburn; eight grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Janice Blegen, of Fridley, Minn.; brothers-in-law, Ray (Marlyn) Rothmann and Adam Freidig; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Mehrer, Joyce Freidig and Caryl Goehring; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands, Gordon and Anton; son-in-law, Steve Scholl; brother, Quentin Goehring; two sisters, Luella and Wanda; brother-in-law, William Burrowes; two nephews, Terry Burrowes and Philip Blegen, and a niece, Kimberly Goehring.

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