Minnie M. Alt

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Minnie M. Alt, age 104, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center in New Hampton. Minnie Margaret Wegner was born on August 7, 1907 in Alta Vista, eldest child of Louis and Amanda (Glienke) Wegner. She attended grade school in Alta Vista and graduated from Elma Public High School. After graduation Minnie worked as a house keeper until she met and married Gustav Alt on October 29, 1932 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista. The couple lived in Alta Vista before moving to Pearson, IA and Waterloo. After some time, Minnie and Gustav returned to Alta Vista, where they made their home. Gustav passed away in 1961. Minnie continued to live in Alta Vista until 1975 when she moved to New Hampton where she lived with her daughter Betty. In 2004, Minnie moved to New Hampton Nursing and Rehab. She deeply enjoyed gardening, cooking and taking care of those around her. Minnie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista until she moved to New Hampton and became a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Minnie is survived by her daughter, Judy Pearce of Riceville, IA; her sister, Marie Hoefer of Arizona; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death her husband, Gustav in 1961; her daughter, Betty in 2004; two sisters and two brothers. Cemetery: A Private family burial will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family. 2012 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton. at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Death just seems so unfair. What a wonderful long life though! I’m sure faith gives you strength, and I hope you also find comfort in the Bible’s words of future promises at Revelation 21:4, “ And God will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more. Neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore…the former things have passed away.” Please accept my sincerest condolences…

  2. Juday & family, What an amazing age to live to. Losing a mom is hard no matter how old we are. Memories are great to have. You and your family will be in my prayes.

  3. Living to 104 is amazing. I have been going thru old papers of my parents, Paul and Myra (Schulz) Denner, and found Sunday school attendance cards for my mother, dated in 1931. Minnie was Mom’s Sunday school teacher.

    May Minnie rest in peace.
    Terry (Denner) Bayes

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