Gladys D. Tuuri, formerly of Remer, passed away at the age of 97 on Saturday, January 7th, 2022 at Cook Hospital in Cook, MN.  

   As a child Gladie grew up in lumber camps in Buyck, Pike Lake and Poplar Lake on the Gun Flint Trail near Grand Marais. She was known to log boom walk as well as becoming an accomplished acrobatic gymnast and figure skater. On July 4th, 1940 her father, Sam Seppala drowned on Poplar lake and she and her mother moved to Virginia, MN. Later Gladie moved to Mullan, Idaho with her mother and step-father, Hans Kesanen until she graduated from high school and returned to Virginia and attended cosmetology school in Duluth and obtained a license.

   For a time Gladie owned and operated a beauty shop in Mt. Iron, MN until she met and married WW II veteran, O.W. Tuuri who began graduate work for his masters degree in Greely, CO. Later O.W. began a teaching and school administrator career in Wrenshall, Remer and Virginia MN. Gladys owned and operated Remer Beauty Shop. .

   Gladys is survived by daughters, Linda Young of Britt and her three children, Ann, Ellie and Liz and Judith (Bob) Ulseth of Cook and their three children, Julian, Lee and Amber.  Her grandchildren remember her piloting the boat for waterskiing, the ice skating lessons and the iced sled runs she set up for their arrival at the lake.  Gladie’s great grandchildren number eight plus bonus step grandchildren.

   The losses that Gladie endured during her lifetime include her husband, mother, father, step father and three infant siblings, her son Dr. William Nicholas Tuuri (Butch), his wife. DeDe and grandsons, Will and Luke and recently her only nephew, John Wiitanen. 

   Services are not planned at this time.    

   Arrangements were made by Mlaker Funeral Home in Cook.