Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Alice Stelson of Kimball died Sunday, March 4, 2012, at the Heritage House of Kimball with her family at her side. She was 97.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 8, at the Kimball United Methodist Church with Rev. Luke C. Nelson officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Kimball, and one hour prior to the service Thursday at the church. Burial will follow at the Kimball Cemetery.
Alice Christie Stelton was born Feb. 10, 1915, in rural Meeker County to William and Christie (Peterson) Anderson. She graduated from Kimball High School. Oct. 19, 1946, Alice was united in marriage to Donald H. Stelton in Kimball. Together they farmed and raised their family in Kingston Township.
Alice was a member of the Kimball United Methodist Church where she was in the choir, United Methodist Women, and was a former Sunday School teacher. She also belonged to the Order of the Eastern Star. Alice enjoyed puzzles, her Snickers candy, and watching the Minnesota Twins.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents William and Christie Anderson; husband Donald; son-in-law Larry Gunderson; and brothers Erwin and Paul Anderson.
She is survived by her two children William (and Linda) of Coon Rapids, and Marilyn Gunderson of Mound; brother Donald Anderson of Kimball; sisters Eva (and Alden) Edlund of Rogers, and Alpha (and Ted) Erickson of Bloomington; sisters-in-law Sue Anderson of Gainesville, Ga. and Ruby Anderson of Kimball; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sheila, Lauren, and Mathew Oquist, Jennifer Kivioja, Stacie Grotte, Derek, and Tina Gunderson. Barb Root and Esther Marks will provide the music for the service. Memorials may be made in Alice's name to the Kimball United Methodist Church. Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care of Kimball.