November 1, 1938 ~ March 23, 2016
Gayle DeAnn Pladson, 77, Fargo, ND passed away on March 23, 2016 at Sanford Medical Center under palliative care. Gayle was born November 1, 1938 to Ludvig and Aida (Thompson) Strand in Mayville, ND. She grew up in Hatton, ND and graduated high school from Hatton High in 1956. Just weeks after graduation on June 30, 1956, she married her true love, Gil Pladson, and they moved to Fargo, ND, where they spent the rest of their lives. Gayle worked for 27 years in various positions in patient services at Meritcare Medical Center. She was known for being a sweet and caring individual and always had a smile on her face. In each department she worked she made many friends and her gentle approach made her a stabilizing force in the office. Her sweetness was seen at home as well. Gayle loved taking care of people and did not sit down for a holiday meal for over 60 years. She enjoyed a full house with as much family as could join in for each occasion. She treasured those times and found it hard to say goodbye to her family, walking each of them out to their cars, while Gil suggested she run alongside the cars to say goodbye. Gayle was a precious tender soul who will be remembered for her caring, love, and gentle disposition. She is survived by her children, Robin (Richard) Costain; Kevin (DeAnn) Pladson; Tamara (Joe) Seifert; Daren (Laura) Pladson; her beloved grandchildren, Allison (Ben) Schneider, Brett (Maggie) Costain, Breann Seifert, Melissa (John) Seifert, Kylee Seifert, Olivia (Brook) Wollschlager, Sydney Pladson, Betsy Pladson, Abigayle Pladson, and Ryley Pladson; great-grandchildren, Adelaide, Stella, Lily, Landon and Minnie, sister; Cathryn (Gene) Thompson; brothers, Wayne (Cathy) Strand and Clyde Strand. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Gil in 2014 which contributed to her broken heart. The family finds great comfort in knowing they are reunited in heaven. Memorials preferred to Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo. Gayle’s family would like to thank the staff of the Sanford ICU and her special caregivers while in palliative care. Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Monday, March 28, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, with visitation starting at 6:00 P.M. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Church North Campus, Fargo with visitation starting at 10:00 A.M.
Gayle raised kind, loving, hard-working children who in turn passed those virtues on to their families. She was also a phenomenal cook who gladly shared her recipes with me! I am grateful that I got to know her and her beautiful family.
Just to let you know we are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Gayle was always such a positive person and greeted everyone with her genuine smile. She will be missed.
Dear Robin, Kevin, Tamara and Darin and Family
We are so very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. We so enjoyed your Mom and Dads visits , when they came to Kelvington , and stayed at our house. One thing we remember was they always said they would be leaving the next day, but if you weren’t up at the crack of dawn, you would miss them. Gayle told us at the next visit that they did not like good-byes. You will miss your Mom. A great kind lady. Take care.
Love Keith and Joyce
Clyde and family. .sorry for your loss..
To The Pladson Family:
Gayle became part of our Rosewood Family during the time Gil was at Rosewood and even after words. Gayle continued to be an instrumental part of Rosewood with her volunteering and her kindness. She was a wonderful and a genuine beautiful person inside and out. When Robyn called me and told me that Gayle passed away it broke my heart, but knowing that she was re-united with Gil made it a little less heavy. I want to thank the Pladson Family for sharing both Gil and Gayle with us. I am a better person for having them both in my life. They will also hold a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. If there is anything I can do for any of you, please let me know. God’s Blessings to the Family, Staci Kouba
Robin, Kevin, Tammy, Daren and families:
Auntie Gayle was a gentle and kind lady – easy to love. I am so sorry and thinking of you all.
Dear Robin and family,
Our deepest sympathy on the death of your Mom and one of our favorite people. Your tribute in the obituary was so nice….she truly was one of the kindest and caring people. Her smile was as warm as sunshine! We are comforted to know she is reunited with Gil.
We are on vacation in California and will miss the service on Tuesday. You are in our Hearts and Prayers.
With a grateful Heart,
Nancy and Greg
Kevin/DeAnn and family- Dave and I send our sincere condolences to you and your family . Gayle was a wonderful lady and it was heart warming to watch her adoring interaction with her grandchildren. Because we are still in Florida, we will be unable to attend the funeral, but our thought and prayers will be with you all.
What a beautiful lady Gayle was. I had done her hair many years ago when her children were young. And now that she had moved to Trollwood, I have been cutting her hair and getting to rekindle our old friendship. My sinceres condolences to her family. God is blessing her to see her Gil again.
I just want to say that I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the entire famoly
So sorry for your loss! I used to live behind your mom/grandma and loved visiting with her. She was the sweetest lady!
Our deepest sympathy!!
Gail…you were our neighborhood sweetheart….always with a smile…..God bless you and say hi to Gil for us…. with love.. .Roger and Nancy
To the Pladson children,
I’m very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I know the saddest day of my life was when by mother passed away 19 years ago. When your parents die it’s like the end of your childhood. Your parents were fine people and their legacy lives on through the great children that they raised. My thoughts are with you at this time.
Dear Pladson Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Gayle’s passing. I enjoyed bowling with her at Red River on Tuesday afternoons and recently became her ‘sub’ when she was ill. She was a kind lady and I was amazed after not bowling with her in a year, that she asked how my kitchen project was coming along from last winter. She truly had a way of making people feel appreciated and valuable. She will be missed but I am thankful for the time I spent with her in the last 2 years.
I thought the world of Mrs. Pladson! I had the pleasure of knowing her as Kevin’s Mom when we were growing up, and working with her at the Roger Maris Cancer Center as an adult. She was always smiling and happy! Thinking of you all! Love, hugs and prayers.
Debbie and Jim Winzenburg
Dear Robin, Kevin, Tammy and Daren,
Every year, Auntie Gayle would send Mom a lovely Christmas card and an update on you and your families. She was so proud of you and loved you very much.
And since losing Gilman, when we spoke on the phone your mom told us how much she missed him.
May you find comfort, as we do, in knowing that your Mom and Dad are reunited.
With love and sincere sympathy,
Auntie Joyce and Wendy
We are so very sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. I enjoyed your Mom and Dads visits back as a younger toddler , listing to then play guitar , singing with my mom & dad
les & Lou . now there all up playing guitar singing and dancing having a grand old time.
Gayle and I were grade school classmates when my family lived in Hatton from 1945-49.
Although we were not close friends, I remember her as being the sweet person written about in her obituary. Always a smile. We had good times together in Brownie Scouts and twirling batons!
My sympathy to the family.
Patsy Knalson Ramberg
I was sorry to see the passing of your mother, I hope all is going well for your families. My thoughts are with you.
I was saddened to hear of Gayle’s passing. I attended the service today and it could not have been more beautiful.
My husband and I were blessed to have had her as our neighbor for the last four years.
She was truly an amazing loving woman.
After hearing the stories at the funeral today, I feel even more blessed to have considered her a friend, dear neighbor and even part of our family.
I knew of some shenanigans she may have pulled as well when she used to tell me not to tell her boys that she was shoveling or mowing. Mark and I tried to snow blow before she’d get out and try to do it herself or the family showed up to help her. Stubborn gal she was but so grateful for our help too.
God bless you and I can see her looking down with your father Gil on all of you and truly being so proud of your family.
Our deepest sympathy, Nikki Losee and Mark Faleide
I remember sitting at your kitchen table, Robin, with your mom and with Mary Ask (Hendrickson), in Jr High, and it was my first conversation with Gayle. She was so kind, so personable and easy to talk to. She showed a lot of interest in how we were doing and asked about what we enjoyed…. And it’s no wonder you kids all turned out to be such good, good people.
I’m sorry for the family’s loss, and glad you had each other for a good long while. Hugs to you all…Ann