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Published January 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Gladys Tilleraas

Gladys Tilleraas, age 89, of Mahnomen, MN died Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home.

Gladys Lorraine Slette, the daughter of Oscar and Alvina (Goodrich) Slette, was born on June 24, 1923. She graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1941. Gladys attended business school in Fargo and worked positions in Fargo area as well as in Mahnomen. On August 19, 1945 Gladys was united in marriage to Clayton Tilleraas and they made their home in Mahnomen, Minnesota. She worked for Mahnomen County, operated a ceramic shop, and helped at local flower shops for many years. After Clayton's death in 1994, Gladys remained in her home until 2008, when she moved to the Pioneer House in Fargo. She recently returned to Mahnomen to make her home.

Gladys Tilleraas

Gladys Tilleraas, age 89, of Mahnomen, MN died Friday, January 18, 2013 at the Mahnomen Health Center Nursing Home.

Gladys Lorraine Slette, the daughter of Oscar and Alvina (Goodrich) Slette, was born on June 24, 1923. She graduated from Mahnomen High School in 1941. Gladys attended business school in Fargo and worked positions in Fargo area as well as in Mahnomen. On August 19, 1945 Gladys was united in marriage to Clayton Tilleraas and they made their home in Mahnomen, Minnesota. She worked for Mahnomen County, operated a ceramic shop, and helped at local flower shops for many years. After Clayton's death in 1994, Gladys remained in her home until 2008, when she moved to the Pioneer House in Fargo. She recently returned to Mahnomen to make her home.

She is survived by two sons, David (Clarice) Tilleraas of Mahnomen, MN, and Pastor Curtis (Debra) Tilleraas of Moorhead, MN; one sister, Charlotte Paskey of Waubun, MN; one step-sister, MaryAnne (Maynard) Gross of Homer, AK; one step brother, Sivert (Adis) Dombu of Las Vegas, NV; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Grace (Darrel) Nichols of Detroit Lakes, MN, Duane (JoAnne) Tilleraas of Gary, MN, and Truman (Dorothy) Tilleraas of Great Falls, MT; four grandchildren: Cory (Robin) Tilleraas, Kristofer Tilleraas, Tina (Daniel) Stowman, and Jenna Pender; four great grandchildren: Caleb Stowman, Olivia Tilleraas, Grayson Tilleraas, and Zoe Stowman; two wonderful foster great grandchildren, Isaiah and Elijiah Wilson, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Thursday, January 24, at First Lutheran Church in Mahnomen. Visitation will be at the Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home in Mahnomen on Wednesday, January 23, from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, with a Prayer Service at 6:30pm. Interment will take place at First Lutheran Cemetery in Mahnomen.

Arrangements entrusted to Anderson-Mattson Funeral Home, Mahnomen, MN.

Online:www.andersonmattson.com

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