Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Alice Von Ende of Litchfield died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield. She was 90.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 8, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Kingston, with Pastor Mike Nelson officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Alice Lenore Von Ende was born to Alfred and Elsie (Wynne) Bolduc Aug. 5, 1918, at the family home on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. She grew up and received her education in Deerwood, Minn., and in Minneapolis. She graduated from Miller Vocational School as a seamstress and fitter. Alice married Robert Von Ende Jan. 2, 1943, in Minneapolis.
She worked as a seamstress and fitter in the Minneapolis area at Harold's, John W. Thomas Company, and at Young and Quinlan. In 1972, she and Robert moved to a home in Kingston on the Crow River. Alice later moved to the Dassel Lakeside Apartments where she lived for one year before moving to the Emmanuel Home in Litchfield. She was an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Kingston Senior Citizens Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. Alice enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking, canning, crocheting and volunteering.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Elsie; husband Robert; brother Wilfred "Bud" Bolduc; sister Cecilia St. Anthony; brother-in-law Rudy St. Anthony; and sister-in-law Helen Bolduc.
She is survived by her children Ruth (and Bill) Knight of Burnsville, Katherine "Kay" (and Steve) Clark of San Juan Capistrano, Calif., Carol (and Bill) Linn of Moneta, Va., and Mary Mielke of Winter Springs, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield.