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Gladys Mead
April 5, 1936 - December 10, 2017





Gladys Irene Mead, 81 of Lake Norden, SD, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD, died Sunday, December 10, 2017, at the Golden Living Center in Lake Norden, SD.

Gladys Irene Garrow was born on April 5, 1936 to Wilfred and Mary (Lee) Garrow in Lake Benton, MN. She was one of fifteen children, fourteen girls and one boy. She was born, raised and educated in Lake Benton, MN with her family. She married Frank Sanow young and had three children. Gladys later married Donald Mead on August 17, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper, MN. They resided in Pipestone, MN for a few years and later moved to Sioux Falls, SD.

Gladys worked at Ideal Hardware as a clerk before she retired and was a very dedicated employee. Her and Don loved to go camping and fishing. As often as they could, they would go away for the weekend to find a beautiful lake in Minnesota and spent as many sunsets together as they could. Gladys enjoyed being outside and feeding the animals, especially the wild deer that came around. She was a huge county music fan and always had the radio on in her house. Gladys had a very large collection of owls; if it had an owl on it or a picture of an owl, she bought it or somebody bought it for her. She was a loving grandmother and loved spending time with her kids, grand kids, and great grandchildren. Gladysís memory will be cherished by all who knew her.

Left to cherish her memory are her children; Dale (Glenda) Sanow of Jasper, MN; Linda Wood of Sioux Falls; grandchildren, Chad (Stacie) Sanow of Windom, MN, Mark Sanow (Paula Gerlach) of Jasper, MN, Jeff Sanow of Jasper, MN, Danette Sanow of Sioux Falls, Melissa (Jason) Walls of Sioux Falls, and John Bonrud of Sioux Falls; 14 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Blanche (Lawrence) Filter of Marshall, MN, Cecelia Sanow of Marshall, MN, and Charlotte (Donald) Kindt of Estelline, SD.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Mead on October 4, 2017; her parents, Wilfred and Mary Garrow, an infant son, and infant granddaughter, Lisa; sisters, Edna, Alice, Edith, Francis, Maryann, Alma, Grace, Ruth, Ruby, Victoria; and one brother, Joe.

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