Posted: Thursday, Jun 14th, 2012
Gladys Tschetter, age 90, of Huron, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at Stoneybrook Suites. Her funeral service were at 10:30 AM, Monday, June 4th at the Emmanuel Church with Rev. Gordon Wiebe officiating. Burial was in the Emmanuel Church Cemetery. Visitation was from 1 to 8 PM Sunday, June 3rd at the Kuhler Funeral Home with her family present from 5 to 8 PM Sunday evening. Memorials may be given to James Valley Christian School and Child Evangelism Fellowship for Joelle Tschetters missionary support. Visit www.kuhlerfuneralhome.com .
Gladys Tschetter was born on March 13, 1922, to John MK Tschetter and Katie (Hofer) Tschetter. She attended Lake Byron Country School through the 8th grade.
When she was about 12 years old, she attended a gospel tent meeting that was held south of Bloomfield. There she received the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. In 1939, Pastor Jake Friesen baptized her at Emmanuel Church.
On June 29, 1940, she married Harold Tschetter and moved to the farm where she spent 67 years of her life.
She loved it on the farm. As a child, she would run to the field to call her dad for dinner. He would put her on the horse to ride home. She enjoyed the farm animals, especially when newborn ones arrived. Her love for the land never grew old. Until the last five years of her life she enjoyed operating almost every piece of farm machinery.
Her church was of utmost importance to her. All her life she attended Emmanuel Church. She enjoyed serving as Junior Sunday school superintendent, singing in the choir and working with many projects for the Emmanuel Ladies Fellowship.
Gladys and Harold were very interested in mission work. In 1963 they took a trip to Mali, West Africa to visit Harolds brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Angie. The trip also included a few days in the Holy Land. A few years later they visited missionary friends in Belize, South America. Then in 1993 she again traveled to Israel.
Her interest in missions included James Valley Christian School. For many years, she volunteered in the kitchen. She also volunteered at Child Evangelism Fellowship both at the state and national offices.
Grateful for having shared in her life are her son and his wife, Hjalmer and Janet, of Huron; one granddaughter Joyetta (Paul) Hattouni of Lakeville, MN; and one grandson Jay (Vanessa) Tschetter of Eagan, MN; five great-grandchildren: Andrea, Kaitlin and Emily Hattouni, and Jaren and Lindsey Tschetter.
Also grateful for being part of her life are her sister-in-law, Adena (Alvin) Tschetter of Huron, her nephew LeRoy (Joyce) Tschetter of Sioux Falls, nieces Twila (Victor) Gross of Hitchcock and Nita (Myron) Tschetter of Warrenton, MO, and many special friends.
Greeting her in Heaven were her husband of nearly 50 years, her parents and two brothers, Edwin (Mary) and Alvin Tschetter.