Gladys F. Case

August 11, 1924 ~ October 5, 2021 (age 97)


Gladys F Case, age 97 of Merrill, passed away peacefully on Tuesday October 5, 2021.  She was born August 11, 1924, to the late Michael and Genevieve (Slusarski) Ross.  She graduated from St. Francis School in 1938 and then from Merrill High School in 1942.  On October 23, 1943, Gladys Married John Case at St Francis Church in Merrill.

Gladys was a member of AARP and a homemaker.  She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, going to casinos, and above all her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Gladys and John made 6 trips to Australia to visit their daughter.  They made many other trips that included Tahiti, New Zealand, Hawaii, Tasmania, and many Army Reunions around the United States. She was a lifelong member of St. Francis Church.

Gladys was preceded in death by her parents; Michael and Genevieve Ross, 8 brothers and sisters; Alex Ross, Paul Ross, Joe Ross, Alice (Leo) Duginski, Virginia (George) Eberhart, Mary Ann (Frank) Case, Janet (Clifford) Zortman, and an infant sister, husband; John Case, son; Raymond Case and daughter-in-law; Debra Case. Gladys was the last member of the Ross Family.

Gladys is survived by her daughters; Shirley (Dave) Schmidt of Wausau and Betty Ozols of Tongala Australia, 5 grandchildren; Robbin Schmidt, Lisa (Mike) Holen, Peter (Kim) Ozols, Elyce Ozols, and Jennifer Case, 5 great grandchildren; Ashley, Simon, & Julian Ozols, Cassandra (Adam) Schact, Zachary Schmidt, 3 step great grandchildren; Lisa Holen and Haley and Joe Hamilton and 1 great-great-grandchild; Liam Schact.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. It is with grieving hearts we say goodbye to a superb Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great-Grandmother, and Friend.  Until we meet again.

A visitation will be held in memory of Gladys at Waid Funeral home in Merrill Wisconsin the morning of Wednesday, October 13th, 2021, from 9:00 AM -10:45 AM.  The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church at 11:00 AM with luncheon at the church following the interment at the St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Father Maria Vallabhaneni will officiate.

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Church, Diabetes research, or the charity of your choice. 

The Mass will be live streamed and available for viewing at 11:00 AM under her obituary on the funeral home website.  It will then be posted as a recording for future viewing.

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