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Gladys Caroline Hartzell

August 7, 1925 April 25, 2019
Gladys Caroline Hartzell
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Obituary for Gladys Caroline Hartzell

Gladys Caroline Hartzell (age 93) of Cornell, passed away peacefully at the Cornell Health Center on April 25, 2019. She was born on August 7, 1925 the daughter of Leon and Lila (Gisch) Ankney in Chippewa County.
Gladys graduated from Cornell High School in 1944. She worked for a short time in Chicago and returned to Cornell and worked as a typesetter for the Cornell Courier. She married the love of her life, Kenny Hartzell Sr. on June 1, 1945. They celebrated 67 anniversaries together. They settled on a farm in Crescent to raise their sons. After Ken contracted polio the family moved to Cornell.
She worked at the dime store and was active in the community and church. She sold Avon for many years and worked at the Sears store in Cornell until her retirement. She spent many hours cross stitching. She was a very active member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she served as secretary and was a Deacon for 20 years.
Gladys and Ken raised 4 sons - Kenny (Sue), Denny (Dessie), Bruce (Sue), and Lonnie. Her Sons blessed her with 7 grandchildren - Carrie (Dan), Sherri, Jeremy (Darsie), Darin (Sara), Derek, Stephanie (Brad), and Ryan (Becky). In turn they gave her 14 great-grandchildren - Tyler, Cole, & Luke; Jenessa, Zoe, & Kenny; Jayna & Jaxon; Mary, Baxter, Harper & Tanner; Theo; and Taylor & Ella.
She is preceded in death by her husband Kenny; their son Lonnie Lee; her parents; and all six of her siblings - Doug, Doran, Boyd, Gordon, Joyce, and Violet;
A funeral service will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Cornell. Interment will follow at the Cornell Cemetery.
Visitation will be on Thursday at the Church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.
Express condolences online at www.leiserbortonfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Thursday

2

May

10:00 AM 5/2/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:30 AM 5/2/2019 11:30:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

211 S. 4th Street
Cornell, WI 54732

First Presbyterian Church
211 S. 4th Street Cornell 54732 WI
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

2

May

11:30 AM 5/2/2019 11:30:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church

211 S. 4th Street
Cornell, WI 54732

First Presbyterian Church
211 S. 4th Street Cornell 54732 WI
United States

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Cornell Cemetery Final Resting Place

Cornell Cemetery
Cornell, WI 54732

Cornell Cemetery Cornell 54732 WI
United States
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