Marsha Gladue

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Marsha Ann (Parson) Gladue, 69, Fargo, passed away peacefully March 15, 2015 at Sanford Palliative Care surrounded by her family. Marsha was born October 25, 1945 to Marshall Leonard Parson Jr. and Laura “Marjie” (Armstrong) Popp in Indianapolis, IN but was raised by her paternal grandparents Marshall Leonard Sr. and Hariett Parson on the family farm in Noblesville, IN. Marsha was united in marriage to David Gladue on May 28, 1977. Together they raised their children in Fargo where Marsha worked for Sanford Health on the switchboard for 30 years before retiring in 2013. Marsha loved her job and the lifelong friends she made while working the switchboard. Marsha had a big heart that touched many. If you ever went to visit her she always made you feel at home. Marsh loved her family more than life itself. She had a contagious smile and a laugh that made everyone around her laugh as well. Survivors include her husband and love of her life, David; three children, Merilyn (Robert) Wilson, Fargo, David and fiancé Jennifer Campbell, Micole “Mickey” Hansen, Moorhead, grandchildren, Marshall, Bobby Jo, Marisa, Thomas, Gary, Ruth Ann, Gina, Paige, Zane, and David “Junior”. Siblings, Ora Lee (Leonard) Smith, Indianapolis, IN., Rhonda Mingay, Lebanon, IN, Debbie (Jeff) Gilkey, Santa Clarita, CA., Jack Popp, El Paso, TX and Linda Popp, Greenwood , IN., as well as many nieces and nephews. Marsha was proceeded in death by her parents, her grandparents, her sisters, Linda Vocque, and Mary Alice Hill, and granddaughter Amie Lynn Gladue. Marsha’s family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Sanford 7th floor, Dr. Geeraets, and Sanford Palliative care because of these fine men and women, Marsha’s last days were filled with the caring and compassion that allowed her family to cope with their loss. The kindness of strangers lift the heavy burden from our hearts.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. I absolutely loved working with Marsha. She was such a joy to be around and always made me laugh. She was so much more than a co-worker to me. She is truly missed and I carry a sad heart right now. But I know I was a better person for having a friend like Marsha.

    Your friend always Marsha,
    Jennifer Grant

  2. You will always be one of my favorites….thank you for sharing your life with me….and you’re family. You are amazing….rest now, and dance with the angels….forever……I love you.

  3. God bless the memory of Marsha. Our sympathies to Dave and the family.

    Mike and Vicky Ross
    Hawley, Minn

  4. To Dave & Family, sorry to read of Marsha’s passing..I was a friend of your former co-worker Wally Lovell(in case You don’t rember Me).

  5. I am so sorry for your loss….Marsha was like a second mom to me through my teenage years and I don’t know what I would’ve done without her. My heart goes out to the entire Gladue family and I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. So sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of knowing Marsha. She was a big part of me and my daughter’s life.she was one of the most kind and warm hearted people I know. She helped me so much in my greatest time of need. She will be missed by many people. I hope my daughter and her find each other in heaven so they can see each other once again. My deepest condolences. Love, Karen W

  7. Although we never knew Marsha, we share your loss, Dave, and pray that God will comfort you as he holds her in his hands.

  8. So very sorry to hear of dear Marsha’s passing. I worked with her at the switchboard for many years…loved our conversations & laughter together! My sincere condolences to the entire Gladue family. Rest in peace, Marsha.

  9. You will be missed, my wonderful big sister. I love you and will cherish the memories we had. I wish there had been more but every moment spent with you was filled with kindness. Fly in peace, little angel.

  10. I loved calling the switchboard….and saying “hi Marsha, it’s your neighbor Marcia”…… She made me smile every day. I am so sorry for your loss….. Marcia

  11. I just saw this today. So sorry to see this. I used to babysit for Marsha when she first started having kids. She was such a nice lady! I remember her laugh well. I last seen her at KFC last summer/fall when I was there with my mom who also passed away last November. RIP Marsha! May the fond memories you have of her bring a smile to your face at this difficult time.

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