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Alice M. Wall


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Wall, Alice M. (Albrecht)
Age 85, of Wayzata MN, passed on to her eternal life on October 28, 2016 after battling cancer and heart related issues. Alice was born January 16, 1931, in Yellow Medicine County to Anna (Vondra) and Herman Albrecht. She grew up on a farm near Madison, MN and attended school in a one-room schoolhouse. When Alice was 13-years-old, her mother passed away and Alice left school for a year to help with household responsibilities and care for her younger siblings. She graduated from Madison High School in 1949, receiving a scholarship to a technical school in Minneapolis. Alice became an x-ray technician and landed her first job in Kansas. She returned to Minneapolis where she met Frederick L. Wall III, who was from Quincy, MA. Alice and Fred married on October 1,1960 at the Basilica of St. Mary. They were blessed with three children and seven grandchildren. Alice was the beautiful, quiet strength behind her family. She cherished time with her children and grandchildren. She hosted numerous family holidays, trips and reunions. She stayed connected with friends and family by handwriting hundreds of Christmas cards every year. Alice loved to travel, ultimately rounding every curve of the globe. She was as comfortable sleeping in a tent as she was touring the grand castles of the world. She cherished time at the family cabin on Madeline Island and enjoyed winters in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was competitive on the golf course and played in leagues at the Lafayette Club in Minnetonka Beach and Pinnacle Peak Country Club in Scottsdale. She was known to snow ski, water ski, scuba dive, navigate a boat around the Caribbean and pilot an airplane. Alice was an exceptional cook and delighted in setting a beautiful table. She enjoyed baking Christmas cookies with her grandchildren and will be remembered by generations of neighborhood children for creating the spooky Halloween house. Alice was grounded in her Catholic faith and gave with her heart - expecting nothing in return. Alice was a member of St. Therese Parish in Deephaven, MN for 46 years. She believed in giving back to the community and was the inspiration behind The Alice and Fred Wall Family Foundation. Alice participated in Bible Study Fellowship and volunteered at church, in her children's schools, and at the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery. Alice will be missed by her husband of 56 years, Frederick L. Wall; children, John (Patricia) Wall of Plymouth; Richard (Laura) of Eden Prairie; Elizabeth (Dan) Lee of Sunfish Lake; and grandchildren, Jack and Lauren Wall, Kevin and Shannon Lee, and Emilie, Ericka and Julianna Wall; and sister Helen (Richard) Strohfus of Watertown, SD. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Jerome, LeRoy, and Herman Albrecht; and sister, Doris Johnson. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 3, from 4-7 p.m. at the David Lee Funeral Home in Wayzata, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, November 4, at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the Mass at the Church of St. Therese, in Deephaven, MN. Interment will be at Lakewood Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorials are preferred to the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery or the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. David Lee Funeral Home Wayzata 952-473-5577 www.davidleefuneralhome.com
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 4, 2016
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