In loving memory of

Gladys Marie Bookhout
July 31, 1935 - March 8, 2019

Gladys M. Bookhout, age 83, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, March 8, 2019. She was born July 31, 1935, in Raddison, Wisconsin, daughter to Joseph and Bernice (Halverson) Balczewski. She was united in marriage to Robert Bookhout on September 19, 1953, at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Deforest. They were married sixty- five years and together raised three children.

Gladys was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She loved cooking and entertaining for her family and friends. Gladys also enjoyed gardening, making crafts and traveling.

She is survived by her husband Bob; her sons David and Paul (Teri) Bookhout and her daughter Donna (Bill) Ziegler; her grandchildren Will, Jessica, David Jr., Nicole, Matthew (Danielle) and Amy; her sister Pat Kading and brothers Victor and Joe (Kathy) Balczewski; and several nieces and nephews. Gladys was preceded in death by her sister Evelyn Graff, brother Bernard and brother in laws Bud Graff and Roland Kading.

A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 623 Jefferson Street, Deforest, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Father Vincent Brewer Presiding. A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace Hospicecare.

The family would like to thank Agrace HospiceCare for their compassionate love and care.

Cress Funeral Home
1310 Emerald Terrace
Sun Prairie, WI


Alan & Jullie Ausel wrote on Mar 17, 2019:

"Jullie and I are so sorry to hear that Gladys has died. She and Bob were absolutely the best neighbors one could hope for and we think of them often. Gladys will be surely missed. Alan & Jullie Ausel"

W.Smokes wrote on Mar 11, 2019:

" I am so sorry for your loss. Matthew 5:4 says: Happy are those who mourn, since they will be comforted. This may sound strange but when God bring back to life our loved ones, we will be happy. Yes God know our pain and he care so he will do this soon. Please find some strength and comfort from these facts in your difficult days ahead. My condolence."

Bill Albers wrote on Mar 11, 2019:

"So sorry to learn of Glady's passing. My thoughts are with the family. Bill Albers"