Gladys E. Butterfield, 101, of Rhinelander, died April 6, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 27, 1910, in Rhinelander, to Julius and Mary Lassig.
Gladys graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1928. She married Robert Butterfield on Sept. 15, 1935. Gladys enjoyed gardening, knitting and her greatest love was her family. Gladys’s secret for living a long and satisfying life included this advice: Eat well–Help others–Go to church–Keep busy.
Gladys is survived by her daughters, Gail (Fred) Bloom and Jane (David) Bruckner, both of Rhinelander; six grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded by her parents and her husband, Robert, in 1972.
A memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m., at St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, with Father Dean Einerson officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at 10 a.m. at the church.
(Hildebrand-Russ Funeral Home)