Alice Mary Gill

Alice Mary Gill, 52, of West Bend was taken away from her family suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009.

She was born on Aug. 23, 1957, in West Allis to Roger H. and Dorothy H. (nee Schlegel) Schroeder.

Alice lived much of her life in Newburg raised by her foster parents, Lester and Martha Koch. She graduated from West Bend West High School in 1975 and then attended Moraine Park Technical College, where she received her registered nursing degree. After her schooling, she worked for Samaritan Health Care Center for 20 years, where she was a very devoted and dedicated employee.

Alice resided in West Bend and in her spare time enjoyed sewing, gardening and camping. She also loved to spend time with her friends and family socializing, shopping and especially venturing out to various restaurants. The light of her life was her granddaughter, Isabelle, and she spent every moment that she could with her.

Alice is survived by her loving daughter and son, Lori (John) Ewing of West Bend and Steve (friend Tanya Tackes) Verbanac Jr. of West Bend; her adoring granddaughter, Isabelle Ewing; dear sisters, Bonnie (Barry) Clark of Kewaskum and Karen (Jeff) Larson of Tomahawk; her brother, Greg (Wanda) Disterhaft of Ripon; foster sister, Patricia (Steven) Eutsler of Newburg; nieces and nephews, Jody (Ted) Aydt, Jeff Larson, Matthew (Dee Anna) Clark, Jeremiah (friend Lisa Lefeber), Justin Larson; and other nieces, nephews relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and foster parents.

Funeral services for Alice will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend with the Rev. Cheryl Matusiak officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Interment at Washington County Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to her granddaughter and future grandchildren’s educational fund are appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.