Gladys Sobering

Gladys Sobering (nee Krentz), age 87, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Bethesda Place, Steinbach, Manitoba.

She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, William (Bill), son Darren, brother William Krentz, sisters: Lillian Schalla and Frieda Krentz; and son-in-law Garry Auch. 

She will be sadly missed by her children: Karen (Henry), Brenda (Jake), Jenny, Ken (Linda), daughter-in-law Acie; her grandchildren: Shannon, Brooks, Teresa, Robert, Nathan, Clayton, Lucy, Jamie, Tracy, Amber, Carrie, and Joe; her 11 great-grandchildren, her sister Irene Hunt (John Prosavich), family and friends.  

Gladys was born February 22, 1933 in the Friedensfeld area to Leo and Olga Krentz.  After school, she worked in Winnipeg at St. Boniface and King Edward Hospital until 1952. She married Bill Sobering in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Steinbach on February 23, 1952.  Gladys started working at various jobs in 1962, including Stylerite store for 5 years. In 1970, she became employed at Penner Merit and later Penner Foods until she retired in December 1996. 

Gladys was a member of the ELW for many years and enjoyed volunteering at Bethesda Health Care Auxiliary and Ten Thousand Villages. 

Thank-you to all the friends that visited and kept Mom in their prayers.  A special thank-you to Ina Bloch; Mom looked forwarded to your visits and appreciated all the beautiful flowers you would bring. 

A special thank-you to the staff at Bethesda Place for the wonderful care they gave Mom and their thoughtfulness to the family during this difficult time. 

The Come & Go Viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, Manitoba.

A Private Family Service will be held on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Steinbach, Manitoba.  Burial will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery following the service, with immediate family only

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Gladys Sobering may be made to The Bethesda Foundation, Unit 3 - 380 Stone Bridge Crossing, Steinbach, MB R5G 2R1 or The St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Memorial Fund, 465 Henry Street Steinbach, MB R5G 0H1.