Alice Ann Heid, age 72, of Alexandria, joined her Savior on Sunday, December 20, 2015.
Prayer services are 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with Fr. Steve Binsfeld officiating. Music is provided by pianist, Laurie J. Youngers and cantor, Erin Takle. Private family burial is Wednesday at Christ the King Cemetery in Browerville.
Visitation will begin at 9 a.m., and continue until the prayer service at 11 a.m. A light lunch will be served immediately following.
Alice Ann Heid was born July 3, 1943, to Joseph and Eleanor (Pettis) Tomasko in Minneapolis, along with two sisters, Terry and Linda and two brothers, Joe and Pat. Alice married her sweetheart, Lloyd Heid on February 10, 1967. For almost 50 years, they shared an unmatched love and respect for each other that endures today. Together, they started an amazing family of three boys - Michael (Julie), Jason (Ericka) and Andrew (Stacy). These boys were the core of her existence, and created the foundation for all other family who followed. She showered love and affection upon her 9 wonderful grandchildren: Jessica, Nicholas, Matthew, Jacob, Ryan, Gabriel, Bailey, Addison and Jack. These children brought her much joy and she was happiest when they were around her. She loved being their Nana.
More than anything, Alice was a generous and loving wife, mother, sister, Nana, and friend. Throughout her illness, Alice maintained this love of others until the very end. Her amazing heart simply overflowed with goodness and devotion and her knowing smile would communicate her delight at seeing family when they visited. The love for her family and the strength in her faith was apparent to anyone who was lucky enough to know her.
Alice was well cared for and loved by the Prairie Senior Cottages staff, and by the hospice team at Douglas County. The family would like to thank these organizations from the bottom of our hearts.
Memorials preferred to Hospice of Douglas County, 809 Elm Street, Suite 1200 Alexandria, Minnesota 56308, or the Alzheimer's' Association at
"A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come."