Alice M. Clear, age 97, of Parkers Prairie, died Saturday, January 17, 2015, at St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
Funeral services are 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 23, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Rev. Kirk Lee officiating. Music is provided by organist, Gloria Hollatz and vocalists, Richard Cloeter and Arlo Peterson. Burial is at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Almora. .
Visitation is 5-7 p.m., Thursday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.
Alice Mary Clear was born June 2, 1917, to William and Grace (Veer) Schrader in Gerard Township. She was baptized August 15, 1926, and confirmed March 29, 1931, by Pastor Heuchert at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Henning. She attended Highway Park Country School District #124, and Henning High School through the ninth grade. Following her education she was a housekeeper for area families and helped on the family farm. Alice was united in marriage to John Clear February 15, 1938, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Following their marriage they lived on a farm near Brandon. During this time Alice developed Polio and recuperated at the Sister Kenny Institute in the Cities. They moved to Almora in 1949, and Alice began working at Henning Health Care in the Physical Therapy department. She retired after 20 years of service in 1984. Her husband, John died in 2006, following his death Alice moved into St. Williams Living Center. Alice was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was involved in many church and civic activities. She enjoyed flower gardening, yard work, embroidering, hardanger, camping and jigsaw puzzles and books. Alice loved spending time with her family and will always be remembered for her good sense of humor. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Wesley Koep; son-in-law, David Lee; brothers, Ben Schrader, George Schrader, Carl Reinken and Herman Schrader; sisters, Arlene Groen, Grace Lukken, Wilma Haugdahl, Hattie Nerdahl and Shirley Eckhoff; and granddaughter, Michelle Lee-Hanson.
Alice is survived by her two daughters, Geraldine (Richard) Brenner of Parkers Prairie and Vicki (Dale) Downing of Almora; seven grandchildren, Michael Lee, Mona (Mark) Lee-Stone, Susan (Fiancé, Joey Gaarsland) Jesinoski, Barry (Jennifer) Jesinoski, Heidi (Todd) Lucht, Holly Downing and Paul (Hannah Sterzinger) Downing; ten great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are her grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers are Bea Jacobs, Arlo Peterson and Betty Eggert.