Alice M. Evans


May 24, 1924 – April 11, 2010


Alice M. Evans, 85, of Juneau, died Sunday, April 11, 2010, at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. Alice was born May 24, 1924, in Friesland, to William and Jennie (nee Wynsma) Wiersma.

She was united in marriage to Henry Evans on April 10, 1943. She was a member of St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ in Juneau. She served as a Sunday school teacher and was a consistory member for a number of years. She lived in Juneau since 1950, working at several local businesses. She was a restaurant entrepreneur for 14 years, owning and operating Alice’s Restaurant.

Alice had many interests, including gardening, baking, reading and drawing. She loved art, especially Norman Rockwell. She was a member of the Dodge County Centre Historical Society and traced her genealogy back to the 1700s. She traveled extensively across the country and was joined by her sister, Evelyn, on a trip to Germany and the Netherlands. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren – often playing games, visiting local sites or taking a nature walk.

Alice is survived by her husband of 67 years, Henry; sons, Milo (Diana) of St. Louis, Steve of Beaver Dam and Richard (Patti) of Juneau; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Charles of Waupun, Robert (Linda) of Portage, Howard (Carol) of Iron Ridge, Larry (Crystal) of Beaver Dam and Harvey (Lana) of Columbus; and sisters, Evelyn Leystra of Cambria, Catherine Pixler of Madison, Mary Becker of Iron Ridge, Linda Neumann of Beaver Dam, Dorothy Whitrock of Beaver Dam and Joyce Hafemeister of Beaver Dam. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Henry and William; sister, Shirley Krueger; brothers-in-law, Sam Leystra, Curtis Becker and Robert Whitrock; and sister-in-law, Jennie Wiersma.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Wednesday, April 14, at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam, with the Rev. Dr. Carol Lange officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow the service at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Friesland Cemetery in Friesland.

Memorials may be directed to Hillside Hospice in Beaver Dam or St. Stephen’s United Church of Christ in Juneau.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Hillside Manor for the wonderful care provided over the past nine months. Special thanks to Lisa, Melissa, Jane and everyone involved with Hillside Hospice for the compassion and comfort provided for Alice during her illness. Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam, 920-885-9999, is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com.

"Grieve not! For now I have come to the end of the road God laid for me. Oh, there have been perils at every bend, rough spots, loose gravel and potholes, too. But Jesus has always walked me thru and brought me safely to this end."