Alice Flim, 1919-2015

Published 9:50 am Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Funeral services for Alice Flim, 96, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hollandale Reformed Church. The Rev. Neal Ooms will officiate. Interment will be in Hollandale Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences are welcome at

Alice died on Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea.

Alice Flim

Alice Flim

Alice Nellie Flim was born on Nov. 24, 1919, in Melvin, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Sadie (Dykstra) Bremer. She grew up in northwestern Iowa and North Dakota, attending school in Rock Rapids, Iowa, and graduating from Stutsman County Public School in North Dakota. On July 12, 1940, Alice was united in marriage to John A. Flim in Hollandale. She was a homemaker and worked as a kitchen aid at Good Samaritan Society. Alice was a member of Hollandale Reformed Church, where she was active in the ladies aid. She enjoyed gardening and reading her Bible and the newspaper. Alice will be remembered for being a very loving mother and a Christian woman. Blessed be her memory.

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Survivors include her children Sadie Case, Bertha Hokkanen, James (Maxine) Flim, Harlan Flim and Steve (Tracy) Flim; 12 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 41 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Sadie Dejong; and brother, Sidney Bremer; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1978; her parents; sons-in-law Bert Case and Jon Hokkanen; brothers Peter Bremer, Jeppe Bremer, John Bremer and Henry Bremer Jr.; and sisters Mary Van Bruggen, Tillie Oldenkamp and Florence Thompson.