Alice Roepke, 92, of Kingsley, died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, at Kingsley Nursing & Rehab Center in Kingsley.
Alice was born Sept. 6, 1911, on a farm in Union Township, rural Kingsley, the daughter of William and Louise (Johnson) Bainbridge. She was the youngest child in her family and had one sister, Opal, and three brothers, Dewey, Carl and Lloyd. When Alice was a young child her family moved from the farm in Union Township to a farm north of and adjoining the Kingsley Cemetery in 1917. There they started the Kingsley Dairy and delivered milk to Kingsley residents. The dairy operated until in 1942.
Alice graduated from Kingsley High School in 1929. On Jan. 11, 1933, Alice married George Roepke. After their marriage, Alice and George lived and farmed northwest of Kingsley. In 1973 they retired and moved to a new home they built on South Hill in Kingsley. George died Feb. 8, 1978.
Alice worked part-time at the Happy Siesta Nursing Home in Remsen for many years. She was a member of the Kingsley United Methodist Church for 75 years.
She is survived by two sons, Jim Roepke and his wife, Joan of Le Mars, and Armand Roepke and his wife, Sherry of Kingsley; five grandchildren, Nancy Ellsworth and Steve Roepke, Stacie Lindgren, Donna Stevenson and Cathy Lange and 12 great-grandchildren, Matthew, Jordan, Jacob and Samuel Lindgren, Jamie, Jackie, and Jenna Ellsworth, Andrew, Jennifer and Christopher Stevenson, and Hannah and Joshua Lange.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; one sister, Opal and three brothers, Dewey, Carl and Lloyd.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Kingsley. Burial will be at Kingsley Cemetery. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Rohde-Earnest Funeral Home in Kingsley.