Alice Simonson, 1925-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, April 14, 2018

Funeral services for Alice Simonson, 92, of New Richland will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Community Lutheran Church in Geneva. The Rev. Dr. Kristen Venne will officiate. Interment will be at Geneva Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church Tuesday. Online condolences are welcome at

Alice Simonson

Alice died Friday, April 13, 2018, at New Richland Care Center.

Alice Charlotte Simonson was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Hartland, the daughter of Leonard and Laura (Johnson) Olson. She grew up in Hartland, attended country school and went on to graduate from Freeborn High School. She was confirmed at Hartland Lutheran Church.

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In 1944, Alice married Lee Johnson. They were blessed with two children, LaRuen and Connie. The couple later divorced. Alice then married Leo Simonson.

For over 20 years, Alice and Leo would winter in the South.

Alice was a member of Community Lutheran Church in Geneva. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, gardening and spending time with family.

Alice is survived by her daughter, Connie Johnson; grandson, Shawn Johnson; granddaughter, Sara Lindstrom; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Lee Johnson; husband, Leo Simonson; son, LaRuen Johnson; and brother, Oliver Olson.