Rebecca (Riggs) Gladhill, 69

Gladhill, Rebecca (Riggs) of Shakopee MN. lost her 26 year battle with cancer to be with the Lord on Nov. 26, 2020 at the age of 69. She was raised in Evansville, Indiana where she enjoyed working on the family’s Jersey dairy farm with her siblings and many cousins.  She was a 4-H member for 10 years and loved showing her cattle at local, regional, state and national shows.  She graduated from F.J. Reitz High School in 1969 and attended Vincennes University.  Rebecca’s passion was music, dancing and theatre.  She established a dance company in 1979 in New Prague, MN where she owned and operated it for 33 years.  She also choreographed twenty-six high school musicals at the New Prague High School as well as many church musicals in the area.  Rebecca was also a certified fitness instructor at Dakotah Sport & Fitness for ten years.  She was a charter member of Heritage United Methodist Church in New Prague, a member of Friendship Church in Prior Lake, MN for a time and currently a member of Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, MN.  At CPC she was active in various ministries, bible studies and looked forward to singing in the Chancel Choir every week.

Rebecca is survived by husband Phil, sons David (Alison) Mirelez of Edina, MN and Daniel (Darla) Mirelez of Slidell, LA and step-daughter Michelle (Todd) Boeser of Summerville, SC.  Grandchildren include Lyllian, Julia, Elizabeth, Lucas, Lucy and Matthew Mirelez and Isabelle and Briggs Boeser.  Siblings include Michael (Anna) Riggs, Roger (Renda) Riggs, Roy (Katie) Riggs all of Danville, IN and Maribeth (Jay) Williams of Avon, IN.

A special thanks to Dr. Joseph Leach and the staff at Mn. Oncology for their dedicated care to Rebecca. Memorials may be made to the Christ Presbyterian Church Music Program @ 6901 Normandale Rd, Edina, MN 55435.

Due to Covid concerns, a memorial service will be delayed until the Spring of 2021

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