Gladys Buckow, 1921-2019

Gladys E. Buckow, 98, of La Porte, IN, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, at Golden Living Center-Fountainview, La Porte.

She was born March 10, 1921, in La Porte to Fred and Carrie (Gropp) Buckow.

Gladys graduated from La Porte High School in 1939. She worked at AP Andrew Bank, La Porte, as a bookkeeper until her retirement in 1959.  She also held a Civil Service position at Kingsbury Ordnance Plant. In 1959, Gladys accepted a secretarial position with NIPSCO, where she retired in 1989. Gladys was a lifetime member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, where she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, and was a  member of the Women’s Guild.  She was also a member of USW Local 13796.

Surviving are her niece, Connie (Robert) Burdine of La Porte; nephews, Douglas (Susanna) Ebeck of Lancaster, CA, and Kenton (Jennifer) Ebeck of Cleveland, TN; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded by her parents and sister, Viola Ebeck.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Pine Lake Cemetery with Pastor Roger Ash officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s choice.

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One Response to “Gladys Buckow, 1921-2019”

  1. billie womack

    Sep 10. 2019

    Very sorry to hear of her passing I had her on my paper route back in the 80;s and 90’s she was a very sweet l lady Prayers to all the family

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