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Gladys Irene (Maki) Winans

03/24/1938 - 05/12/2019

Gladys I. Winans, 81, of Mountain Iron, passed away Sunday, May 12, 2019 at her residence. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mountain Iron at 11:00 am with visitation one-hour prior. Pastor Ellen Taube will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Gladys Irene (Maki) Winans was born March 24, 1938 in Pike Township to Walter and Lahja (Salminen) Maki. She was a graduate of Gilbert High School. On July 20, 1957, she was united in marriage to Archie Winans.

Gladys enjoyed watching sports, reading, baking, participating in Bible Study, camping at Pfieffer Lake, and spending time with family.

She was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Chruch.

The family would like to thank Diane Bainter and the Fairview Hospice staff for their loving and compassionate care.

She is survived by her children, Scott (Debi) Winans of Embarrass, Ted Winans of Moose Lake, Connie (Kent) Olson of Angora, Kurt Winans of Mountain Iron, Luke (Amy) Winans of Mountain Iron, and Angie (Ron) Williams of Virginia; grandchildren, Travis Winans, Todd Winans, Sarah Carter, Tyler Carter, Jerry Solveson, Tanya (Rashod) Solveson, Dawn Olson, Deven Winans, Kendra (Dakota) Swanson, Jozey Orcutt, Eddy Orcutt, Dakotah Winans, Mariah Winans, Archie Winans, Kayla Williams, Jada Williams, and Kyle Williams; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Fran Wiebke of Apple Valley; brother, Stuart Maki of Embarrass; sister-in-law, Judy Maki; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Archie; and brother, Stanley Maki

5 thoughts on “Gladys Irene (Maki) Winans”

  1. Bette Nordby says:

    My sincere sympathy in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother,Greatgrandmother and dear friend to so many. Gladys was a mentor for me in my becoming involved in so many Church activities and my love for Messiah Lutheran Church. I valued her friendship deeply.
    She will be missed. God Bless🙏
    With love,Bette Nordby

  2. Sorry for your lost Mr winans she was a wonderful lady

  3. Diane Bainter says:

    Dear Family & Friends of Gladys Irene Winans,
    I am so sorry for your loss of such a beautiful person in
    Gladys Winans. I so enjoyed spending time with her-
    watching game shows, talking to her about her family
    history, massaging her feet, & providing her comfort.
    Gladys had the sweetest laugh.
    Gladys & I enjoyed the same baseball team-the TWINS.
    (I’m happy to tell you, Gladys, they are top in their division.) Rest in Peace, Gladys. I love you, Diane

  4. Dianne Anderson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Gladys was an amazing lady I have many fond memories of her as I was growing up. My dad Jim Pry loved her so much as anyone who truly knew her did. Love you all, Dianne Anderson 🙏🏻

  5. Mike says:

    Sorry for your loss

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05/17/2019 at 11:00 am
Messiah Lutheran Church, Enterprise Drive South, Mountain Iron, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 10:00 am