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Alice L. Von Ende, 90

Alice Lenore Von Ende, age 90, of Litchfield, died Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.

Funeral services will be Monday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Kingston, with the Rev. Mike Nelson officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Arrangements are by the Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in Litchfield. On-line guestbook is available at www.johnsonhagglund.com

Alice was born Aug. 5, 1918, at home in the family residence on Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis, the daughter of Alfred and Elsie (Wynne) Bolduc. She grew up and received her education in Deerwood and Minneapolis.

Alice graduated from Miller Vocational School as a seamstress and fitter. She worked as a seamstress and fitter in the Minneapolis area at Harold’s, John W. Thomas Company, and at Young and Quinlan.

Alice was united in marriage to Robert Von Ende Jan. 2, 1943, in Minneapolis.

In 1972, she and Robert moved to a home in Kingston, on the Crow River.

Alice later moved to the Dassel Lakeside Apartments, where she lived for one year before moving to the Emmanuel Home in Litchfield.

She was an active member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church, the Kingston Senior Citizens Club, and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Alice enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sewing, cooking, canning, crocheting, and volunteering.

She is survived by her children, Ruth (and Bill) Knight of Burnsville, Katherine “Kay” (and Steve) Clark of San Juan Capistrano, CA, Carol (and Bill) Linn of Moneta, VA, and Mary Mielke of Winter Springs, FL; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Elsie; husband Robert; brother Wilfred “Bud” Bolduc; sister Cecilia St. Anthony; brother-in-law Rudy St. Anthony; and sister-in-law Helen Bolduc.