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Alice Wolfsteller, 100

Alice Anna Wolfsteller, age 100, of Howard Lake, took the hand of her Savior Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.

She was born Oct. 20, 1918, in Hale Township, Silver Lake, to William and Lena (Trottman) Schmieg. Alice was baptized Nov. 17, 1918, at the St. James Lutheran parsonage in Howard Lake; and confirmed March 29, 1931, by the Rev. C.G. Seltz at St. James Lutheran.

Alice married Carl Wolfsteller Oct. 20, 1938, at St. James Lutheran Church by the Rev. Eugene Seltz. The couple were blessed with 64 years of marriage before Carl passed away Aug. 15, 2001.

An active member of St. James Lutheran Church all of her life, Alice was the school cook there for 17 years, and was famous for her chili and “Sloppy Joe Fridays.” Other activities at church included Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Altar Guild, Sunday school teacher, quilting, baptism banners, and visitor cards. She continued to lead the Priscilla Bible study until her death. She was also known as a very good source for St. James church history.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Carl; brother, Raymond; and sister, Vernice.

Left to mourn are her sister-in-law Ruby and her husband, Don Drusch; many nieces, and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Howard Lake, with visitation beginning at noon at the church. Interment followed at St. James Lutheran Cemetery on Dutch Lake.

Arrangements were with the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, www.swansonpeterson.com.

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