Alice Tschida, 83

Alice Tschida, a resident of Pierz,  passed away Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at the St. Benedict’s Home in St. Cloud.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Sept.13, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz with Father Kenneth Popp officiating. Burial was held in the parish cemetery.

Alice was born June 18, 1929, in Granite Township, Morrison County, to the late Joseph and Theresa (Dahmen) Schmidtbauer. She was united in marriage to Herman Tschida, Sept. 13, 1949, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz. Alice worked at Munsingwear for 10 years as a seamstress and then stayed home to raise and care for her family. She enjoyed reading, quilting, canning and playing cards. Alice was a lifelong member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Pierz as well as a member of the Christian Mothers.

Alice is survived by son, Thomas (Jonette) Tschida of St. Cloud; daughter, Amy (Ken) Hegge of South Haven; grandchildren, Jonathan (fiancé Samantha Lyness) Tschida of Isanti and Kelcie Tschida of Sauk Rapids.

Alice was preceded in death by husband, Herman (1998); parents, Joseph and Theresa Schmidtbauer; brothers, Mike, George, Al, Fred, and Hank; and sisters, Louise, Theresa, Addie, Marie and Laura.

A special thanks to the Pierz First Responders, St. Cloud Hospital and St. Benedict Senior Community Center. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society.

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