Alice M. Lamoureux, 85, of Le Mars, and formerly of Akron, died Wednesday, March 2, 2005, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars.
Alice M. Lamoureux was born March 18, 1919, in Boston, Mass., the daughter of August and Margaret (McLaughlin) Wiese. Early in her childhood, she moved with her family to South Hempstead, N.Y., where she attended school and graduated from East Rockaway High School. Following school, she went to work for the City of New York and later for Nordan Bomb site during World War II. During that time, she met her future husband, Paul Lamoureux. After the war, they moved to Chicago, Ill., where they were united in marriage on March 29, 1941. In 1949, they moved to the Akron-Westfield area where they farmed for many years.
Alice was a homemaker for her husband and two daughters. After her husband died on April 21, 2000, she moved to Le Mars to be closer to her daughter.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron, where she was a member of the Altar Society. She was also a longtime member of the Catholic Daughters of America.
She enjoyed gardening and doing the crossword puzzle. But most of all, she loved the time spent with her family.
Survivors include her two daughter, Bette Closter and her husband, Dick, of Le Mars, and Ellen McMillan and' her husband, Tom, of Lincoln, Neb.; six grandchildren, Mike McMillan, Amy Sacca and her husband, Mike, Kathy McMillan, Rachel Koch, Erin McMillan and Theresa Closter; eight great-grandchildren and two nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a sister, Marie Ward; and a great-grandson, Taylor McMillan.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Akron with Msgr. Richard Zenk officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Akron. Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today (Friday) with the family present after 6 p.m. at the Carlsen Funeral Home-Schroeder Chapel in Akron. There will be a Catholic Daughters of America rosary at 6:30 p.m. and a Scriptural wake service at 8 p.m., all at the funeral home.
Casketbearers will be Dick Closter, Tom McMillan, Theresa Closter, Mike McMillan, Amy Sacca and Craig Wilken.