Gladys M. Ruhnke, 93 of rural Fairbury, NE passed away December 5, 2017 at the Bryan East Hospital. She was born April 27, 1924 to Edwin & Emma (Boese) Harrifeld in Plymouth, NE.
Gladys was baptized in 1924 by Rev. G. Bode and was confirmed in 1938 by Rev. Paul Bode.
She grew up on a farm 1 mile east & 2 ¼ miles north of Plymouth. She attended rural school near her home and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1941.
On April 28, 1946 Gladys married Harold Ruhnke at the Church of Peace, Plymouth, NE by Fred Dallifeldt. Gladys was preceded in death by her husband Harold and parents Edwin and Emma Harrifeld, brother Bernard Harrifeld and sister Norine King.
Survivors are son Leland and daughter Lois, both of Fairbury, nieces and nephews.
Services will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ – Jansen, NE with Dr. Howard Law officiating. Burial will be in the Fairbury Cemetery and memorials will go to the church. Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home in Fairbury is in charge of arrangements.