June 22, 1921 ~ November 28, 2010
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.