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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Alice Williams

Monday, December 31, 2001

Alice Z. Schumann Williams 92, of Ames, formerly of Rockwell City, passed away Dec. 28 at the Riverside Manor Care Center in Ames, of complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Funeral services will be Monday at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Reverend Douglas Harding officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City. A visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., Sunday, with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Palmer-Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City. Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City or to the Alzheimer's Association.

Alice is survived by her sons, Harold Schumann and his wife Ruby of Templeton and Donald Schumann and his wife M. Georgeane of Ames; ten grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; five step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; and one step great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Cora Heishman Funk; first and second husbands; two sister; two brothers; two step sons; and one grandchild.

Alice Z. Funk was born on May 30, 1909 near Conrad, Iowa and attended country schools and Fonda High School. On October 4, 1928, she was united in marriage to Leon W. Schumann at the Methodist Church in Rockwell City. They farmed north of Fonda. Leon passed away in 1940. Alice continued to operate the family farm until 1950, when she moved to Ft. Dodge and then Rockwell City. On December 20, 1951, she was untied in marriage to Waldo "Pug" H. Williams. They established their home in Oakdale. Alice was a licensed practical nurse at the University of Iowa Hospital at its Oakdale Sanatorium from 1957 until her retirement in 1974 in which they returned to Rockwell City. Pug passed away in 1975.

Alice worked as a nurses aid at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City from 1974 until retiring in 1988. In 1997, she moved to Ames. She was a member of United Methodist Church, Rockwell City. Alice enjoyed helping others, reading her Bible, gardening, working in her home, crocheting, needlework, and spending time with family and friends.