Alice L. Edwardson, 96

Posted March 27, 2013 at 8:38 pm


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Alice L. Edwardson of Sioux Rapids, Iowa, died March 21, 2013, at Spencer Municipal Hospital in Spencer, Iowa.

Memorial services will be held Friday, March 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Church in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be at a later date in the Lone Tree Cemetery in Sioux Rapids. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the church. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice Louise Graeber, the daughter of John and Lena (Olson) Graeber, was born on July 8, 1916, near Sioux Rapids. She attended school at Cornell and Sioux Rapids and was a 1934 graduate of the Sioux Rapids High School.

On December 8, 1937, Alice was united in marriage to Edwin (Eddie) Edwardson at the Congregational Church in Sioux Rapids and they were blessed with two children: Gary and Janice. Following their marriage, they farmed near Everly and later south of Sioux Rapids until 1968 when they retired and moved into town.

Alice was a member of the First United Church of Sioux Rapids, the Womens’ Fellowship, various study clubs and many card clubs. She served as a 4-H leader and was a member of the exercise coffee group for 18 years. Alice was a lifetime member of the Little Sioux Golf and Country Club. At home, she enjoyed playing cards, doing crossword puzzles, reading, and spending time with her family. Alice enjoyed working at George’s Drug in Sioux Rapids for over 20 years. Alice and Ed enjoyed traveling to Texas and Arizona with their friends for golfing and fun.

Alice’s life and memory are honored and celebrated by her family which include her children: Gary (Jo) Edwardson of Sioux Rapids; Jan Harris of Akron; six grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; special longtime friend, Arline Waggoner; other extended family and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eddie, on September 23, 1994; sister, Leona Waite; and two brothers: Julius Graeber and Glen Graeber.

Blessed be the memory of Alice Louise Edwardson.

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