Gladys M. Zakariasen, age 85, of Excelsior, passed peacefully on May 17, 2017. Preceded in death by parents, Bill and Veva Way; sister, June Searles; and Step-mother, Esther Way. She is survived by husband, Louis "Zak"; children, Tony (Cindi), Perry, Pam (Ron) Randall, and KAren (Greg) Fellman; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill (Claudette) Way; and many other loving relatives and friends. Glady will be remembered for her kind and gentle spirit, her quilts and bookmarks, and her love for her family. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, May 23 at 7 pm at Minnewashta Church, 26710 W 62nd St, Excelsior, with a visitation one hour prior.