Alice M. (Schurmann) Hausladen, age 91, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, MN.
She was born May 1, 1929, in Dupree, SD, to John and Pauline Schurmann.
The family lived on a farm near Eagle Butte, SD, where Alice developed her strong work ethic and deep religious faith. She attended Fairview School, a one-room schoolhouse, and moved to Minnesota in fall 1946.
Alice married Henry Hausladen Jr. May 25, 1950, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.
They bought part of the original Hausladen homestead and began farming. Their marriage was blessed with 12 children.
Alice was a lifelong, faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, and belonged to the Council of Catholic Women, Holy Family Society, and St. Anne’s Society. Her faith was extremely important, and kept her going when times were rough.
Alice loved living on the farm, and especially enjoyed gardening, canning, raising chickens, baking homemade bread, making quilts, and sewing. She had a great sense of humor.
More than anything, she loved being a mother to all of her dear children. Family get-togethers and holidays were most important to her. She was a constant source of ongoing love and support for her family.
Alice is survived by children: Charles (partner Vicki Lietzau) Hausladen of Hutchinson, MN; David (Renee) Hausladen of Montrose, MN; Mary Hausladen (Eric Larson) of Seattle, WA; Luanne (Gerald) Kucera of Silver Lake, MN; Richard (Jan) Hausladen of Hutchinson; Alice Hausladen (Les Poltrack) of Los Altos, CA; Paul (Jean Ann) Hausladen of Chandler, AZ; Dan (Lora) Hausladen of New Germany, MN; Ann Hausladen (Craig Schultz) of Highlands Ranch, CO; and Tony (Kim) Hausladen of Lester Prairie, MN. She is also survived by 35 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; brother, Bobby Schurmann of New Germany; sister, Geraldine (Glenn) Pysick of Rogers, MN; and many friends at St. Mary’s Care Center.
In addition to her husband, Henry; and parents, Pauline and John; Alice was preceded in death by daughter, Lois Shimanski; an infant son, Henry; grandson, Jeff Hausladen; granddaughter, Stephanie Hausladen; brothers, Lawrence Schurmann, and Harold Schurmann; and sister, Lucille Gesinger.
A private Mass of Christian burial took place Monday, Sept. 7 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Grandson, Father Jeremy Kucera was the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Visitation took place at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, Sunday, Sept. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m., with a rosary recited at 7 p.m.
Casket bearers were Derek Hausladen, Adam Poltrack, Cory Hausladen, Nathaniel Hausladen, Tyler Hausladen, Ben Larson, Vince Shimanski, and Stephanie Schultz.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.