Alice J. Moldenhauer, 89

Published 10:31 am Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Alice J. Moldenhauer, 89, of Austin, Minnesota, died Saturday afternoon, March 26, 2016, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin.

Alice Moldenhauer, 89

Alice Moldenhauer, 89

Alice Jean Dykeman was born Dec. 28, 1926, in Winona, Minnesota, the daughter of Floyd and Alta (Warner) Dykeman. A 1944 graduate of Winona High School, Alice worked as a waitress at the Garden Gate in Winona. She married Donald J. Moldenhauer on Jan. 2, 1951. The couple lived in Winona, Minnesota, and Los Angeles, California, before moving to Austin in the summer of 1957, where they became members of the First Baptist Church. In Austin, she worked as a waitress at Don’s Café and then at the Elks Club from 1970-2011. Alice loved spending time with her children and family, who will dearly miss her.

Survivors include her sons, Scott Moldenhauer, and Jeff (Valerie) Moldenhauer, both of Austin; four grandchildren, Jason, Jane, Jeanna, and Julie; three great-grandchildren, Adelai, Audrey, and Aliza.

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Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Alta Dykeman; her husband Donald Moldenhauer in April 1994; and her brother Dean Dykeman.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Brett Williams officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

The Moldenhauer family would like to express special thanks to Norma Jane for her faithful correspondence with Alice during her nursing home stay. Her pretty cards and letters were helpful along with Jeff’s phone calls that kept the two interacting as long as possible; also thanks to Jean Hagan (Alice’s roommate) for her love and kindness; thanks and appreciation to Sacred Heart Care Center for keeping Alice feeling loved, comfortable and cared for during her entire stay; and finally, thanks to cousin Margaret for her comforting way and her helping spirit in times of loss. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at