Alice Muilenburg, 1919-2015

Published 10:34 am Thursday, January 22, 2015

Funeral services for Alice Muilenburg will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hollandale Reformed Church. The Rev. Neal Ooms will officiate. Interment will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hollandale Reformed Church and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at

Alice Muilenburg

Alice Muilenburg

Alice died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Alice (Ravenhorst) Muilenburg was born April 6, 1919, in Pease to John and Willamina (Scheffer) Ravenhorst. The family moved to Hollandale when she was 9.

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She married Cornelius Muilenburg April 24, 1940. Alice worked at Albert Lea Hotel and as a housekeeper for a number of families in Hollandale. Alice partnered with Cornie, building the family farm and when the children were grown she worked as a nurse’s aid at Good Samaritan Society. Alice was a prayer warrior and had a servant’s heart; she encouraged and blessed many with her cards, baked goods and meals. Many hours were spent volunteering at the Christian school and Reformed Church. The quilting ministry was a particular favorite. Alice also enjoyed the homemakers club as well as ceramics. Alice and Cornie had four children, Ken, Joan, Don and Bob. Her love for her family was exceeded only by her love for her Lord.

Alice is survived by son, Ken, and wife, Kathy (Hanson) Muilenburg, and their sons Kirby, Kelly and Kasey; daughter, Joan, and husband, Dave VerSteeg, and their children Shelly Simpson, Julia Bice and Laura Perkins; son, Don, and wife, Diane (Benson) Muilenburg, and their children Matt, Deb Peterson and Tim; son, Bob, and wife, Darlane (Johnson) Muilenburg, and their children Chad, Mark and Adam; 24 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Lanora Ravenhorst and Scennie (Muilenburg) Bol.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cornie; brothers John (Janet), Henry and Herman (Darlene); sister, Johanna (George) Lins; brother and sister-in-law Art (Irene) Menning; and brother-in-law, Bill Bol.

Alice’s legacy is a family that loves her deeply and will dearly miss her; she has finished the race set before her. She would pray for you today to fix your eyes on Jesus remaining faithful to her Lord and Savior.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Hollandale Reformed Church or Hollandale Christian School.