August 6, 1939 - July 3, 2013 Resided in Pollock, SD
Gladys Dornbush Seymour, 73, of Pollock, SD went to be with her Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of July 3, 2013 while a patient at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Hope Reformed Church, Westfield, ND with Reverend Floyd Haan officiating. Burial will be in the Westfield Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at the Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church, Pollock, SD. There will be a prayer service at 7:00pm at the church in Pollock. Gladys Ilene Nieuwsma, the oldest daughter of Willie and Bertha (Droog) Nieuwsma, was born on August 6, 1939 on the family farm southwest of Hull, ND. She attended country school and graduated from Strasburg High School. After she completed Ellendale Teachers College, she taught for two years at the Nieuwsma country school. Gladys married Harlen Gene Dornbush on June 10, 1959 at the Hull Christian Reformed Church in Hull, ND. Following their marriage, they lived and farmed southeast of Westfield, ND and raised their children: Calvin, Bonnie, Roxanne, Jean, & Derrick. Harlen Gene died on March 25, 1983. Gladys & Derrick moved to Pollock, SD in 1990 where she worked as a bookkeeper at the Fin 'n Feather, as a waitress in the café, and as the postmistress relief at the Post Office. She married Lowell Seymour on May 17, 1999. While Gladys was a member of the Hope Reformed Church in Westfield, ND, she taught Sunday School and served as a leader in Kuria Klub. Later, as a member of the Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church, she was involved in WIC and Dorcas Circle. She especially enjoyed Stonecroft Bible coffee on Wednesday mornings. Gladys loved spending time with her family. Her favorite time was when her kids and grandkids were together. She loved to read, especially her Bible. Her special talent was sewing. Grateful to have shared her life are her husband, Lowell of Pollock, SD; her two sons and three daughters and their families: Calvin & Carolyn Dornbush of Woodbury, MN and their children Megan & Michael; Bonnie & Randy Van Beek of Wilmot, SD and their children Gail, Jessica (Chad) Coon, Daryl (Maddie McClellan), Ashley, Marlayna, & Pierceson; Roxanne & Chuck Ochsner of North Las Vegas, NV and their children Kyle & Brian; Jean & Mark Hollaar of Fargo, ND and their children Nicholas, Daniel, & Joshua; and Derrick Dornbush of Garden Plain, KS; her brothers and sisters and their spouses: Franklin & Gracey Nieuwsma of Hull, ND; Willard Nieuwsma of Pollock, SD; Helen Huizenga of Edmonds, WA; LaVonne & Jim Rossow of Buffalo, WY; Lorraine Nieuwsma of Sioux Center, IA; and Vivian & Curt Vander Vorst of Hull, ND; her mother-in-law Elizabeth Dornbush of Platte, SD; Harlen's brothers and sisters and their spouses: Jim Hollaar of Herreid, SD; Delores & Al Kuipers of Platte, SD; Charlotte & Arnie Huizenga of Aberdeen, SD; Janice Dornbush of Waite Park, MN; Roland Dornbush of Pollock, SD; Verl Dornbush of Pollock, SD; and Cheryl Dornbush of Rapid City, SD; her many nieces and nephews; Lowell's children & their families: David & Lisa Seymour of Walla Walla, WA and their children Justin & Tasha; Kathy & Rob Tozier of Fairfax, VA and their children Anne & Philip; Jon & Christa Seymour of Zumbrota, MN and their children Olivia, Madeline, & Gavin; Lowell's brother and sisters and their spouses: Les & Ann Seymour of Fallbrook, CA; Mary & Harold Ryckman of Pollock, SD; Kathy & John Rowerdink of Pinehurst, NC. She was preceded in death by her first husband; her parents; her father-in-law Cornie Dornbush; Lowell's parents; her brother Edwin Nieuwsma; her sister Carol Crawford Neukircher; her brothers-in-law Bob Huizenga, Bob Crawford, and Kenny Dornbush; her sisters-in-law Sylvia Nieuwsma, Mildred Hollaar, and Kathy Dornbush; her niece Natalie Nieuwsma; Lowell's brother Albert Chris Semour; and Lowell's infant grandson Brandon Seymour. The family requests memorials are made to the Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church radio broadcast and Bridges Against Domestic Violence in Mobridge, SD. Read Gladys Seymour's Obituary and Guestbook on www.myersfh.com.