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Alice Mae Bergquist

Alice Mae Bergquist, age 85, of Dassel, died Monday, March 19, 2007 at the Dassel Lakeside Nursing Home.

The funeral service will be Tuesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel with the Rev. John Peterson officiating. Interment will take place at Steelsville Cemetery in rural Dassel at a later date

Visitation will be Monday, March 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel, and will continue Tuesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.

Florine Osness will be the organist for the funeral service, and Sheldon Hedin will sing.

Casketbearers are Gale Kottke, Rob Pieper, Ron Bergquist, Harold Bergquist, George Baldwin, and David Jepson.

Alice was born April 22, 1921, in Emmet Township, Renville County, to Harry and Anna (Jepson) Steinhilber. She graduated from Renville High School in 1939.

She worked at Bottge’s Store in Renville until moving to Glencoe, where she was employed as a seamstress at Strutwear for 12 years.

Alice married Kenneth Bergquist June 15, 1957, in Glencoe. They made their home south of Dassel.

Alice had a dressmaking business in their home for almost 40 years.

She was active in Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA), Circle, Home Extension, Steelsville Birthday Club, 4-H, and served on church council and the Meeker County Extension Board.

Alice moved to the Dassel Lakeside Home in 2001.

She was a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church in Glencoe. She and Ken were the first couple married at the new church.

Alice was currently a member of Gethsemane Lutheran in Dassel.

She is survived by her husband, Ken, of Dassel; daughter Carol (and Orlynn) Hegna of Granite Falls; sons Leslie (and Susan) of Granite Falls, and Keith (and Rogene) of St. Louis Park; eight grandchildren, Hannah, Liesl, Amelia, and William Bergquist; Anne and Peter Bergquist, and Karl and Kayla Hegna; brother-in-law Bob Pieper of Norwood; sisters-in-law Louise Baldwin of Litchfield and Evelyn Larson of Robbinsdale; and nieces and nephews.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Russell; and two sisters, Esther Kottke and Fern Pieper.

Funeral arrangements are by the Johnson Funeral Home in Dassel.

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