Alice E. Lundblad, age 94, of Altoona, formerly of Odebolt, died Wednesday, January 9, 2002 at the Cavanaugh House in Des Moines following a progressive illness.
The funeral service was Saturday at the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt with the Reverend Charles Bulger officiating. Burial was in the Odebolt Cemetery in Odebolt. The Farber & Otteman Funeral Home in Odebolt was in charge of arrangements.
Alice Emilia Aden was born July 20, 1907 in Pocahontas County, the daughter of Albert and Ella (Schlievert) Aden. She graduated from Pomeroy High School and attended the State Teachers College (UNI) in Cedar Falls, the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She taught school for many years with her last teaching position in Odebolt.
On December 31, 1941 Alice married Nels Leonard "Pen" Lundblad at the Mount Vernon Place Church in Baltimore, Maryland. The couple farmed over 40 years in the Odebolt area. She moved to Mason City in 1993 to be near her sister. Then she moved to Altoona in October of 2001 to be near her niece, Judy Losh.
Alice was a member of the Odebolt United Methodist church, the Methodist Women's Society, the Farmer Women's Literary Club and was a 50-year member of Eastern Star.
Her family includes three nieces and their families: Carol and Terry Sampson, Tucson, Arizona, Judy and Rod Losh, Altoona and Mary and Bob Meeker, Mount Vernon; two nephews and their families: Phillip and JoEllen Lundblad, St. Paul, Minnesota and Kurt and Laura Lundblad, Woodbury, Minnesota; two sisters-in-law: Sylvia Lundblad, Phoenix, Arizona and Rachelle Lundblad, Oakdale, Minnesota.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Nels in 1980; two sisters: Minnie Griffith and Irene Els; a brother Edward; two brothers-in-law: Walter and Arthur Lundblad; a sister-in-law Myrtle Lundblad and a niece Jean Teaquist.