Gladys G. Aufdenberg, 93, of Burfordville, passed away, Saturday, December 26, 2020, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.
She was born on April 9, 1927 in Gordonville, Missouri, to Alvin and Elda Bodenstein Fluegge. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Gordonville. She and Marvin Aufdenberg were married December 14, 1969. At that time, she adopted Marvin’s three children. They had been married 48 years when Marvin passed away on May 23, 2018.
Gladys was a devoted farm wife and mother, spending much of her time raising the children, helping on the farm, and gardening. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit and a former member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. For many years, she was a member of the Altar Guild, the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and a Sunday school teacher.
Survivors include her two sons, Dennis (Liz) Aufdenberg and Bradley (Teresa) Aufdenberg of Burfordville; a daughter, Diane Birk of Jackson; five grandchildren, James (Millie), Luke (Amanda) Aufdenberg, Denise (Tony) Essner, Eric Birk, and Heather (Brad) Gaines; three step-grandchildren, Brent (Yexi) Robinett, Christian (Anastasia) Kinsey, and Joseph Kinsey; 10 great-grandchildren Dylan, Hunter, Blake, and Bailey Aufdenberg, Drew, Kinsey, and Ty Essner, Mason, Wyatt, and Emmett Gaines; a great-step-granddaughter, Sariyah; and a number of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Marvin (Maxine) Fluegge and Rev. Wilton (Vicky) Fluegge.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to service time, Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Tilsit. Face masks are encouraged and appreciated.
The funeral service is at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at the church, with the Rev. Mark Boettcher officiating. Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson. Later Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning, a video of Gladys’s service will be posted to the Facebook page of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jackson-Tilsit MO at https://www.facebook.com/ImmanuelLC1.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may take the form of contributions to Immanuel Lutheran Church General Fund or the charity of your choice.
Condolence messages may be sent to the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Gladys’s personal obituary page at mccombsfuneralhome.com
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