Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Alice M. Enderson, 94, of Albert Lea died Saturday, April 10, 2010 at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Albert Lea.
She was born on Sept. 20, 1915, in Fontanelle, Iowa the daughter of John E. and Jennie A. (Moss) Lee. When Alice was young she moved with her parents and family to Prescott, Iowa and attended school there. In 1925, the family moved to Freeborn County. She attended Country School in districts 88 and 26 and graduated from high school in 1933.
Alice married Ernest Enderson on May 26, 1936 in Northwood, Iowa. To this union seven children were born: four boys, Duane, Edward, Roger, and Alton; and three girls, Barbara, Patricia and Margaret. Ernest and Alice farmed in Riceland Township until 1963 when they retired and moved to Albert Lea. In September of 2000 Alice moved to Knutson Place Apartments.
Alice was a member of East Freeborn Lutheran Church, the Senior Club of Geneva, and the Albert Lea Senior Center. She liked sewing, baking, crocheting and knitting, playing cards, traveling and fishing. She had served as a volunteer at Thorne Crest Retirement Center and St. John’s Lutheran Home. She also enjoyed watching the Minnesota Twins.
She is survived by her children, Duane Enderson (special friend Georgia Alt), Edward (Judy) Enderson, Roger (Shirley) Enderson, Barbara (Al) Tullberg, all of Albert Lea, Patricia (De) Bendtsen of Rochester, Margaret (Jim) List of Austin and Alton (Cathy) Enderson of Albert Lea; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, on Sept. 10, 1995; daughter-in-law, Dona Enderson in 1998; brothers, Lawrence and Marlin; and sisters, Ora, Ethel, Irene and Nellie (at birth).
Alice had left a special written note to her close friends: “Thanks for caring and being so supportive of me throughout the years.”
Blessed be her Memory!
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 16, 2010 at East Freeborn Lutheran Church, rural Albert Lea. Pastor Matthew Griggs will officiate. Interment will be at East Freeborn Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Friday.
Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.