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Autumn Gladfelder, 14, of Shannon City, died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at the Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines. Private Family Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be Friday, February 5, 2021 at the Powers Funeral Home 601 New York Avenue in Creston. Burial will be private at the Greenlawn Cemetery, east of Afton. Open visitation with family receiving friends will be from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 4, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.  Online condolences may be given of the tribute wall as
Autumn Debray Gladfelder, daughter of Aaron Michael Gladfelder and Kimberly Michelle (Ralya) Gladfelder was born October 2, 2006 in Omaha, NE. Autumn lived in Omaha for a short time before the family moved to Shannon City, IA. She attended East Union Schools where she was a member of the art club. A big thank you goes to the East Union Muscle Mat Club for their support of Autumn and Kaylee.
Growing up on a farm, Autumn was a natural animal lover but loved horses most of all. While in art club, her fondness for all things artsy flourished. You would always hear her singing either to herself or to anyone that would listen or could find her doodling. On the off chance that she wasn’t entertaining someone with her singing or drawing horses, you would only see the top of her head between pages of a fantasy book about dragons or fairies.
Another thing she enjoyed doing wholeheartedly was helping anyone that she could, in particular, her younger sister, Kaylee. Autumn was always a caring and understanding sister, even when Kaylee was driving her up a wall. The girls enjoyed spending time together and playing Minecraft.
Survivors include her parents, Aaron and Kimberly Gladfelder of Shannon City, IA; sister, Kaylee Gladfelder, of Shannon City; grandparents, Rick and Donna Gladfelder, of Ankeny, IA; grandparents, Mike and Sandy Ralya, of Afton, IA; and her uncle, Kyle Gladfelder, of Johnston, IA.
Autumn was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Art and Marilyn Gladfelder, and great-aunt, Debbie Merrill.

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