Alice Martha McDougall, 95, of Denver, formerly of rural Dunkerton, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Denver Sunset Home in Denver.
Alice was born November 10, 1917, the daughter of Otto and Anna (Krueger) Gielau in Denver. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver. She graduated from Denver High School on May 23, 1935. December 2, 1936, she was united in marriage to Donald Kenneth McDougall in Charles City, Iowa. The couple farmed together outside Dunkerton for many years.
Alice was a long time member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver. She enjoyed reading, writing and bowling. She was a great cook, her specialty being homemade pie. She kept busy playing in card clubs, visiting with friends, and attending her grandchildren’s sporting events.
She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Thomas of Crookston, Minnesota, Donna (Don) Happel of Mount Vernon, Iowa, Janice (Richard) Fuelling of Dunkerton; one son, Daniel (Betsy) McDougall of Dunkerton; 9 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Arthur Gielau; two sisters, Mildred (William) Duhl and Dorothy Wooldrik. She is preceded in death by her husband, Don, in 1996; four brothers, Wilbur (Dutch) Gielau, Otto (Pete) Gielau, Robert Gielau, and LaVern (Tony) Gielau; three sisters, Florine Gleason, Norma Ricklefs, Anna Marie Gielau; son-in-law, Gary Thomas; brother-in-law, Carroll Wooldrik.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver with burial in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver and for an hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice, Denver Sunset Home, or Dunkerton School Elementary Library.
On-line condolences may be left at: kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Denver is in charge of arrangements. 319-984-5379