Gladys Lovera Ackerman was born on March 17, 1934 to Lloyd and Esther (Eggert) Ackerman in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. She attended New York Mills High School through the 8th grade.
In 1951, Gladys was united in marriage to Carl Barden until his death in 1984. She was employed at Mack’s Bar, Red Fox, VFW, and Eagles Café over the years. She was united in marriage to Kenny Bentley. Gladys was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary. She loved to cook, go fishing, garden, knit and woodwork.
On July 1, 2021 Gladys passed away at Guardian Angels Care Center in Elk River, Minnesota at 87 years of age. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Gladys is preceded in death by her parents: Lloyd and Esther; first husband: Carl Barden; second husband: Kenny Bentley; children: Janice Bailey; Bruce Barden; and Carol Barden; and grandson: Craig Barden.
Gladys is survived by her daughter: Joyce (Richard) Chelmo of Detroit Lakes; grandchildren: Tammy Metzinger, Natosha Hanson, Brook Chelmo, Derrick Chelmo, Trent Barden and Caryn Ranum; many great-grandchildren; siblings: Ray Ackerman of New York Mills; and Delores (LeRoy) Bugge of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; many other relatives and a host of friends.
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