Funeral services will be held on Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Rodney Warnecke officiating. Burial will be at Glenview Memorial Gardens in Ixonia. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials would be appreciated to St. John’s Lutheran Church or to the charity of one’s choice. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
The former Gladys Hoeft was born on July 30, 1915 in Watertown, the daughter of Paul and Martha (Karge) Hoeft. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1934. Gladys married Harold “Pat” Scheele on August 29, 1936. He preceded her in death on August 25, 1968. She spent the majority of her life as a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. In 1967 she went into business with her husband as the owners and operators of Pat &Gladys Tap on S. Third St. in Watertown. After her husband’s death, she continued to operate the business until her retirement in 1978. Gladys had many regular and wonderful customers. She took great delight in baking and giving treats to residents of Johnson Arms, where she lived from 1994 to 2008.
Gladys is survived by a daughter Barbara (Harold) Hardin of Broken Arrow, OK, and a son Roger of Watertown. She is further survived by a brother Norman Hoeft of Dousman, two sisters, Eunice Rogers of Shelby, MT. and Dorothy Hanson of Beloit. Further survivors include fourteen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren, fifteen great-great grandchildren, a sister-in-law Doris Sherry, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was further preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Dennis Scheele on November 25, 1966, David Scheele on February 17, 1996 and a daughter Donna Seavert on July 30, 2001, also a brother, Harold Hoeft, three sisters, Doris Jordan, Betty Hansen and Lorraine Sanda and a stepsister, Carol Weber.