Alice Eggers, 99, Owatonna

Published 6:29 am Sunday, March 31, 2013

Alice Eggers, 99, of Owatonna, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Owatonna Care Center.

She was born Oct. 3, 1913, in Steele County, the daughter of Fred and Ella (Wilker) Dinse. She was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church on Nov. 8, 1913, and was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Meriden on April 22, 1927. She married Clarence P. Eggers on July 20, 1932, at St. John Lutheran Church in Owatonna. To this union seven children were born. They farmed near Ellendale until 1959 then moved to Owatonna. Alice worked as a part time custodian with her husband Clarence at St. John Lutheran Church for 14 years. She also worked at Cedarview Nursing home for two years. They sold their home and moved to an apartment in 1997. Clarence passed away on May 21, 2006. Alice moved to the Brooks and in 2009 she became a resident of the Owatonna Care Center.

Alice Eggers

Alice Eggers

Alice was always a faithful farm helpmate, mother and grandmother. She belonged to circles at her church, loved to play cards and go dancing. Her family, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always important to her. Baking sugar cookies was her specialty.

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She is survived by her children, Clarence (LaVonne) Eggers of Albert Lea, Beverly (Marvin) Meixner of Owatonna, Margie (Lyle) DeBower of Decorah, Iowa, Dee (Vern) Sundem of Minneapolis, Eleanor (Ralph) Wangen of Albert Lea, Phyllis (William) Stransky of Cleveland; 17 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clarence; daughter, Patty (Jan. 27, 2013), grandson, Kenneth Grimstad; and her sister, Alma Bohlman.

Visitation will be at Michaelson Funeral Home from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John Lutheran Church with the Rev. Dave Klawiter officiating. Interment will be in the St. John Cemetery in Owatonna. Memorials are preferred to St. John Lutheran Church.