Alice Ross

alice ross
Alice Ross, age 89, of Elma, Iowa passed away Sunday, November 28, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. Alice Larue Gronwoldt was born on June 22, 1921 to Henry and Dorthea (Schade) Gronwoldt on the family farm near Alta Vista, Iowa. Alice attended country school and graduated from Alta Vista High School. She was united in marriage to Paul Ross on April 29, 1943 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. Paul and Alice farmed in the Alta Vista and Davis Corners area until 1977 when they moved to an acreage near Lourdes where she has lived for 33 years. Alice enjoyed decorating cakes, gardening, crocheting, baking cookies with her grandchildren, and spending time with her family. She was a member of St. Pauls Maple Leaf Church for 51 years, and was Secretary of the WELCA. Alice is survived by her daughter, Elaine (Craig) Niewoehner of Chester, Iowa; grandchildren, Ray (Jamie) Niewoehner, and John (Candy) Niewoehner both of Lime Springs, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Jade, Jessica, Ross, Jackie, and Rose; sister, Edna Sir; brother, Vern (Betty) Gronwoldt of Elma; and sister-in-law, Marlys Gronwoldt of Riceville, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul in 1988; brothers, Walter, Marvin, and Leonard; and sisters, Rose, Esther, Dorthea, and Norma. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be in Sunnyside Memorial Garden at Charles City, Iowa. Visitation: Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 4:00-7:00PM at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in Elma and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Service: Funeral services will be 10:30AM on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at St. Pauls Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in Elma with Pastor Dan Christensen officiating.

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  1. Elaine
    We will keep you in our prayers. Your MOM was a wonderful Aunt. I have lots of memories as a kid going up to your place an staying during the summers.She always made everything special.

  2. Elaine and Family I will always remember the bond your mother and my grandmother had, it was very special!!!! I will also remember all the cakes your mother made for my childrens Birthdays growing up, we have pictures of all of them. She was a Very Special Lady!! Our thoughts are with you all….Rick, Nancy, Devon and Clint

  3. Elaine, and family,
    So sorry to hear about mom. Our favorite memories are the yearly birthday/ anniversary parties we had playing canasta and just hanging out. She always brought the best cakes. It’s another sad day for the neighborhood. We will keep her in our prayers.
    Glen and Betty

  4. Elaine, Ray, John and families~ Alice will always be remembered as a very special person. From her awesome cakes to her laugh. I had alot of fun visiting her and Paul when we were kids. Always plenty of love from their home! Alot of games were played… and no cheating! She was a kind woman, with a huge heart. She may have left us, but we have memories that cannot be taken away. We now have another guardian angel looking out over us. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sympathy~ Karla, Dan and Gavin Murphy

  5. Elaine & family. We are all so sorry for you loss. We will never forget all the great cakes your Mom made for our family and yours. Nothing could beat a Alice cake. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Elaine, Ray, and Craig:

    Please accept our sympathy in the loss of Alice. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. We will miss Alice but will continue to have fond memories of her. Remembering all the cakes she made for our family, especially Staci’s wedding cake! Nothing beat an “Alice Cake”!

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