Gladys Mack


It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Gladys Mack.  After a devastating battle with pancreatic and liver cancer, Gladys passed away in her home surrounded by her husband, children, and grandchildren at the age of 68, on August 2, 2019.  A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at The Church of Saint Anne, at 10:00 a.m., with gathering beginning one hour prior.  Burial will take place at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery following the service, at 1:00 p.m.

Gladys was born in Harvey, North Dakota to Peter and Helen Ziegler on December 20, 1950.  Gladys graduated from Drake High School in Drake, North Dakota and went on to marry Richard Mack, also of Drake.  Gladys was a loving mother and wife, dedicating her life to family.  She supported her children in all of their activities and in life decisions as they grew.  Visits to the lake by friends or grandchildren was a special treat and she always made sure everyone enjoyed themselves.  Even at the end of her life, as she battled cancer, Gladys always put her family first.

Gladys has always enjoyed the outdoors. She has a special touch with plants and flowers and you could often find her in the garden during the summer.  She enjoyed life on the lake, fishing and boating with her husband Richard, children, and grandchildren.

In her later years, Gladys began painting.  What started as a hobby became a passion and she grew into an avid artist with many works of art that include portraits of her grandchildren and beautiful flowers painted on porcelain plates, for which she won numerous ribbons at the ND State Fair.  Gladys made many new friends and connected with childhood friends through painting.

After retirement came new adventures.  Gladys and Richard hit the open road with their RV and Harleys.  They loved spending winters down south, either in Arizona, New Mexico, or in Texas visiting their daughter and her family.  They met and befriended others who shared their love of travel. Gladys became a true Harley rider with her leather jacket, chaps, and boots.  She made an impact on everyone she met and will truly be missed.

Gladys is survived by her loving husband Richard and her three children: Judi Kent, of Northville, Michigan, Nicki Anderson and husband Steven, of Bismarck, North Dakota, and Jason Mack, of Bismarck, North Dakota.  Gladys was also the proud grandma of Karli Kent, Bedford, Texas and Garrett, Gunnar, and Gracie Anderson, all of Bismarck.  Gladys is preceded in death by her mother, Helen Ziegler, and grandson, John Bradford Kent III.


Vickie Meyers
So sorry for the loss, my prayers go out to you Nicki and family. She is in a beautiful place in heaven. Be strong as you can be through this very difficult time.❤️

2019-08-03 12:05:29

Paulette Mattheis
I am so sorry to hear about Gladys passing away. I have been thinking about her so much lately, we always got together at least once every summer. I always cut her hair when they lived in Hazen. Jason came to me too when he lived here. You will all be in my prayers and I know she will be missed by everyone. Hopefully she is enjoying her motorcycle rides in heaven.?

2019-08-03 14:01:15

Mike Crego
A wonderful person. I’m glad I got to know her and her family.

2019-08-03 20:07:03

helen rieniets

2019-08-03 20:07:48

Jeanie Shirley
I will miss my Special Friend…So many fun times…Sympathy to the family…

2019-08-03 21:17:16

Shelly Giroux
What a loss to her whole family. My heart aches for all of you. She always was such a gracious person and always made me feel like one of the family and for that I will always be grateful Rest In Peace dear sweet Gladys, love you so much. Shell

2019-08-03 21:34:39

Laura Plascencia
My condolences to the families. May she R.I.P. Fly high with the angels Gladys. ??????

2019-08-04 14:04:51

Carol R Krueger, Kraft
So, sorry for your family loss. May God bless your family ?❤️

2019-08-04 14:19:24

rich kramp
With deepest sympathy on your loss. Gladys was a very special person who made everyone she came into contact with smile and feel welcome. I know she is in a better place looking down on her family and lending a guiding hand. She will be missed by all who knew her. And to her family know that there are people all around you offering support to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless…..

2019-08-04 15:00:33

Janice Haugen
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Gladys. Gone way to soon. May God bless you and your family in this difficult time. Sending prayers for all.?

2019-08-04 15:32:11

Roger  Ehrman
My sympathy to the family for your loss. God bless Gladys, and God bless the family. Roger Ehrman

2019-08-04 16:40:44

Renee  (Wolf) Faris
Dear Ricky and family, So sorry for the loss of Gladie. I have wonderful memories of time spent with her during high school. Renee and Gary Faris

2019-08-04 21:08:19

Barbara Alme-Stroop
I’m sad to hear that Gladys passed away. May she Rest In Peace with God. I pray her family can find comfort in knowing Gladys is free of pain and in a better place. Sorry for you loss. Barbara (Alme) Stroop , Texas

2019-08-04 23:50:41

Linda Anderson
Mack family,,,,I found the report of your wife and mother’s passing this morning. It has been years since I have had contact with Judi and Niki but I want you to know that I am sorry to hear of your family’s loss. Larry and I still ive in Des Lacs and we recently celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. Larry suffered with lymphoma nine years ago but after much chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant, he is cancer free. I would love to hear from you “girls”. My phone number is 701-725-and my address is Box 45 at Des Lacs, North Dakota 58733. Waiting to hear from you, Linda Anderson

2019-08-05 12:28:15

Marge Haman Pederson
Rick and family. My deepest sympathies to you all. Though contact has been limited over the years, I will always remember Gladys as a classmate and friend. May your many find and loving memories help ease the pain of your loss. Most sincerely, Marge Haman Pederson

2019-08-05 15:35:41

Ron P Rivinius
Love and Prayers to you and the family. -Ron Pride, Inc. DSP

2019-08-05 22:36:04
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