Gladys D. Leaders age 93, of Holgate, died Sunday night, April 30, 2023 at Vancrest of Holgate.
Her Legacy… She was born July 5, 1929 to J. Orval and Hazel (Roth) Brinkman in New Bavaria. She graduated from Holgate High School in 1947 and later that year she married Carl William Leaders. Gladys was a hard working homemaker and farmer’s wife. She was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Holgate, was on the church council, sang in the choir and quilted with the Helping Hands Quilt Group. Gladys was also a member of William F. Helmke American Legion Auxiliary Unit 340.
Her Family… She is survived by children: Carolyn (Greg) Baker, Leland, NC, Ruth (Marv) Myers, Troy, OH, Linda Smith, Fort Meyers, FL and Bill (Terry) Leaders, Holgate; 8 grandchildren: Melanie, Michelle, Lyndsey, Joseph, Stephanie, Tony, Billy and Chris; 18 great grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Bob Zang. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Carl, a son Anthony Carl and her sister Joyce Zang.
Her Farewell Services… Friends will be received in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Holgate on Friday, May 5, 2023 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm. The celebration of her life will be at 12:00 pm with Reverend Juli Lejman-Guy officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Contributions can be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Vancrest of Holgate or Putnam County Hospice. Please visit ZachrichFuneralHome.com to leave online condolences.
To send flowers
to the family or plant a tree
in memory of Gladys D. Leaders, please visit our floral store.