Nov. 27, 1913-Jan. 11, 2011
MARSHALL - Mass of Christian Burial for Alice Huisenfeldt, 97, of Marshall, will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Campus Religious Center at SMSU in Marshall. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the Campus Religious Center. Burial will be at St. Eloi Catholic Cemetery in Ghent at a later date.
Alice died on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at the Avera Morningside Heights in Marshall.
Alice Johanna was born Nov. 27, 1913, in Ghent to Arnold and Gertrude (VanUden) Huisenfeldt. She was a graduate of St. Eloi School, Academy of Our Lady of Good Counsel Academy in Mankato, St. Mary's School of Nursing and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Alice served as a community nurse in Minneapolis and St. Paul, county public health nurse in Sioux and Humboldt counties in Iowa and in the European Theater during WWII in the 199th General Hospital in Rennes, France and at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland Ohio. Upon discharge she received a master of public health degree at the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis under the GI Bill, followed by 30 years of school health nursing and health education in Duluth. She also served on various boards dealing with health: St. Louis County Cancer Society, Lung Association, Heart Association, Epilepsy League and the Duluth Human Development Center. She was an officer or committee member of Second District Nurses' Association and Minnesota Nurse Association and the American Public Health Association. Upon retirement Alice volunteered in the orthopedic section at St. Mary's Hospital in Duluth and on the board of the Duluth Senior Citizen Coalition. She was a member of Altrusa International and Plus 55 Club of Cathedral of Holy Rosary in Duluth. Alice was keenly interested in the prevention and control of disease especially in relation to poverty, sanitation, nutrition and environment. She enjoyed reading, Scrabble, bridge, cribbage, golf and bicycling.
Survivors include her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Genevieve and numerous relatives.
Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home