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September 25, 1956 – January 9, 2024


Laurel Anne Gleason, age 67, of rural Maple Lake passed away on Tuesday, January 9th, 2024 at her residence.

She was born in Minneapolis on September 25, 1956 the daughter of Charles & Beverly Packard.

On September 19, 2003, Laurel Anne Packard and Patrick Joseph Gleason were joined in holy marriage.

She was employed for many years as a home health aide.

Laurel enjoyed motorcycle rides with her husband, fishing, gardening, cooking, spending time at the cabin, and shopping for her grandkids.   She also loved her two dogs “Bowie” and “Stella”.

Survived by her husband: Pat Gleason; children: Jennifer Packard, Joey (Elle) Walters, Jay Gleason and Amanda Gleason; grandchildren: Jamie (Abby) Smulders, Chance Martin, Chase Martin, Alexis Gleason and Silas Hinton; great grandchildren: Peyton and Blake Smulders; siblings: Mary, Peggy, Chuck, Rocky and Joe Packard; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents and by two brothers Denny and David.

A Memorial Service for Laurel Anne Gleason will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.   Chaplain Jan Ostroot will officiate.

A time of gathering will be held on Tuesday, January 23rd from 3-6 P.M. at the funeral home.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made to


10 Guestbook Entries

  1. Roxanne Schleicher

    She will be missed. So sorry for your loss Pat

  2. Linda Gulso

    I am so deeply saddened by the loss of my dear old friend, Laurie. This is such a shock. I have missed seeing her for a long time. She was one of the most fun-loving person I have ever met. My deepest sympathies to her daughter Jenny, husband Pat, and her entire family and friends.
    RIP MY DEAR FRIEND. I will always remember your beautiful smiley face!!

  3. Debi Kelley

    Laurie, I will miss you with all my heart and soul. We lived far from each other but remained besties, our entire lives. You were taken too soon. Rest in peace my beloved friend.

  4. Jayne Kinney

    Nick and I are praying for you all. It wad a pleasure to meet Laurie at Joe and Elle’s wedding. May her memory always be a blessing and may God bring comfort to you all.

  5. Ang Berthiaume

    She was such a fun lady to visit with when she came into my job! We always had a good laugh. She will be missed.

  6. Holly

    My heart breaks for all of you. Wrapping the family in my best hugs and biggest prayers for peace and comfort. Continued prayers!!!

  7. Jackie Lewison

    Pat, so very sorry to hear of your wife’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family!

  8. Rodney Listerud

    Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  9. Kathy Abeln Eckrich

    Pat, I am so saddened to hear of your tremendous loss! I sure enjoyed my conversation at the last reunion with you & Laurie. You seemed to be so happy and content in your lives together! May you be granted peace in the coming days ahead……

  10. Dawn Vera

    I won’t forget Laurie’s fun spirit and loving heart. Although I didn’t know her very long, I am grateful to have been able to meet and know this much of her. She will be missed dearly.


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