Gladys Fry

June 3, 1928 - January 1, 2019

Gladys Fry


Rockford, IL

Gladys Fry, 90, of Rockford, IL passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019 in Rockford, IL. She was born June 3, 1928 in Herbster, WI, the daughter of Karl and Johanna (Josefsen) Sorensen. Gladys married the love of her life, Ishmael Fry, on October 25, 1947. Gladys was a seamstress by trade for numerous years in the Belvidere area. She enjoyed playing bingo and board games, but most importantly she loved spending time with her family. In recent years, Gladys treasured visits and spiritual support from Major Karlene Lenz of the Rockford Salvation Army.

Gladys is loved and will be missed by her children; Christine (Darrell) Lawrence, Patricia (Gary) Ferguson, Edward (Vickey) Fry, Steven (Bertha) Fry, Wenna (Larry) Beeman as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ishmael; parents; siblings, Einar, Art, Walter, Victor, Robert, Carl, Esther and Eve.

Gladys’ family appreciates the loving care provided by the staff of Alden Debes during her ten-year stay.

Private family service will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials to the family to establish a memorial later.

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Private Family Service will be held at a late date

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I’ll miss you Mommy. Your gentle spirit, forgiving spirit, everything you taught me especially about the Bible. I’ll miss being silly with you and playing games, dressing up, doing makeup & hair, talks 🥺 Say hi to Daddy.

Wenna 2019-01-06T12:22:32

May God comfort you at this time. My prayers and sympathy is with you all.

Gloria Fry/Stehl 2019-01-04T19:58:39

Gladys and her loving family will be truly missed by myself and everyone that knew them. My heart is happy for Gladys at this time. She is at peace and truly home in heaven. God Bless !
Susan Tam Receptionist

Susan Tam 2019-01-04T18:33:33

I am so sorry for the loss. Gladly was nice to work with. May she watch over everyone in Heaven.

Antoinette Gassman 2019-01-04T18:32:18

To Gladys Fry family- I had the pleasure of getting to know and visit with Gladys when I started working at Alden 11 years ago- she was such a sweet lady and always friendly- I got to know her family also, they are wonderful and were very attentive to Gladys, continuing to play board games with her- my sympathy to the family in the loss of this beautiful lady- she’ll be a welcoming angel in heaven – Barbe the receptionist

Barbe Powell 2019-01-04T17:55:09


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