Alice Holcomb (1929 - 2014)

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Holcomb, Alice M.

Alice M. Holcomb, 84, Wisconsin Rapids, died Sunday, May 11, 2014 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.

Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, May 15th at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. Deacon James Johnston will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home and Cremation Center and from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services on Thursday at the church.

Alice was born in Ladysmith, WI on July 11, 1929 to Wesley and Pearl (Knutson) Douglas. She married Forrest Arnold Holcomb on March 1, 1952. He died June 2, 1979.

Alice worked as a house cleaner and later worked for Badger Ordinance in Baraboo, WI; for Sampson's Canning; and for CW transport. She also was an owner of a hobby farm with her husband, Forrest. For many years Alice took care of the farm and animals.

Alice was a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church. She was a wonderful baker and loved to treat her neighbors with her delicacies and donate them for fundraisers. She also was a breast cancer survivor.

Survivors include her children: Donna (Joel) Jensen, Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Delores "DeDe" (Dean) Matthies, Alexandria, MN; Diane (Bill) Jackson, Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Katherine Martin, Nekoosa, WI; and Angeline (Bill) Smith, Berlin, WI; grandchildren: Marisa (Travis) Ewert; Benjamin ( special friend Nina) Jensen; Lucas and Jared Jackson; Shane Smith; six great-grandchildren; and sister Lucille Double, Toledo, OH. She was preceded in death by her husband Forrest, brothers Lowell and Leonard, and granddaughter Salena.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield for their care and compassion.


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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on May 14, 2014
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