Gladyce Nelson, 82, Barnesville, MN, passed away Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at Innovis Hospital, Fargo, ND. The funeral will be at Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Barnesville, with Pastor Carlton Andersen officiating. Collette Kilde will serve as soloist, accompanied by organist Shelley Holmstrom. Pallbearers are Joel Nelson, Ervin Hagen, Jeff Kilde, Eldon Nelson, Arnold Ness, Steven Holubok, Gregory Holubok and Randy Ruud. Honorary Pallbearers are Rae Burns, Sally Engelhart, Brenda Umlauf, Valdean Olson, Shiela Merz and Melanie Aaser. Visitation will be Monday from 5-8 p.m. in Dobmeier Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7 p.m., and one hour before the service at the church. Interment will be at City Cemetery, Barnesville. Gladyce Lillian Nelson was born to Harold and May (Swanson) Ruud in Pelican Rapids, MN on July 17, 1926. She grew up on the farm near Erhard, MN and attended District #35 School before attending school in Pelican Rapids. Gladyce worked at Elbow Lake, MN and Minneapolis, MN. Gladyce Ruud married Lawrence Nelson on June 29, 1947 at South Immanuel Lutheran Church . She worked at the A and A Drive Inn in Barnesville and later owned with her husband Nelson Body and Paint in Barnesville. Gladyce taught Sunday School at Our Saviors Lutheran Church, Barnesville, belonged to the Ladies Aid, The Circle, and was very involved in church activities for many years. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Gladyce was an excellent cook and baker. Gladyce is survived by two sons; Kevin Nelson and Keith Nelson both of Barnesville; three grandsons, Tyler Nelson, Trevor Nelson and Aaron Nelson all at home in Barnesville; three sisters, Harriet Nelson of Missoula, MT, Margie Kilde-Brush (Jack Brush) of Fergus Falls, MN and Marlys (Don) Holubok of Rothsay, MN and one sister-in-law, Janet Ruud of Fargo. She is also survived by a special friend, Dotie Hovde. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Lawrence, one brother, Dennis, one sister, Nancy and an infant sister.