ARLINGTON — Gladys C. Cogdal, 90, of Arlington passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Heritage Health in Mendota.
Born Sept. 4, 1923, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Gabriel and Gabriella (Olsen) Gabrielson, she married Glenn B. Cogdal Dec. 20, 1941, in LaSalle. He died Aug. 30, 1973.
She was employed by Arlington Grade School as a custodian, bus driver and cook, and by Spiller & Spiller as an assembly line worker. She was also employed by Manley Bros. as a lab tech until her retirement. After leaving Manley Bros. she was a caregiver for the elderly. She previously lived in Freedom Township and Waltham Township, and in Arlington for the past 58 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Sharon (Don) Piller of Mendota, Janice Wamhoff of Princeton, Deb Cogdal of Austin, Texas, and Barb (John) Hild of Arlington; four sons, Richard (Patti) Cogdal of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Roger (Donna) Cogdal of LaMoille, Norman (Brenda) Cogdal of Arlington and Gary (Joan) Cogdal of Channahon; 41 grandchildren; 64 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one son, Duane; four brothers, Jacob, Orren, Tennes and Sam; one sister, Signa Echols; one daughter-in-law, Ethel Mae Cogdal; and one granddaughter, Ashleigh Rae Lock.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota with the Rev. Colleen Lawrence and the Rev. Tom McMurtry officiating. Burial will be in the Greenfield Cemetery, LaMoille.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Illinois Valley Hospice, LaMoille Ambulance and Heritage Health in Mendota.