Alice Charlotte Heinse was born Aug. 12, 1925, on a farm near Midway, Iowa the daughter of Louis A. and Helena (Schumann) Heinse. She was raised on a farm near Moville, and attended country school near her home.
Alice was united in marriage to Walter Robinson in 1945. He died in a car accident in 1954. Alice later was united in marriage to Myles D. Gates on November 26, 1961 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville. Myles passed on February 10, 1977.
Alice continued to live in Kingsley until moving to Le Mars and later to Park Place Estates. For the last three months, Alice was a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in Le Mars.
Alice had been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Moville and while living in Kingsley she was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ. She was been a member of PEO and a longtime member of TTT in Kingsley.
Alice was able to enjoy traveling abroad to several European countries and extensively throughout the United States with family and friends during her retirement years.
She enjoyed quilting, knitting, and crocheting; and volunteered at Kingsley Nursing and Rehab Center for several years.
Survivors include her two children, Allan Gates and his wife, Judith of Le Mars and LuAnne Kuchel and her husband, Blaine of Okoboji; five grandchildren: Jessica Pottebaum and her husband, Jeff of Remsen, Jill Hoppe and her husband, Chad of Le Mars, Alex Gates and his wife, Jamie of Omaha, Neb., Scott Kuchel and his wife, Angela of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Janie Neilsen and her husband, Jim of White Bear Lake, Minn.; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred Heinse of Sioux City and Alvin Heinse of Kingsley; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands; brothers, Willie, Carl, and Paul Heinse; and sisters, Helen Ellis and Ruth Benson.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with the Rev. Jason Larson of the Le Mars United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at the Kingsley Cemetery in Kingsley. Visitation with the family present will be after 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carlsen Funeral Home in Le Mars with a prayer service at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Visitation will continue Monday morning from 9:30 a.m. until service time.
Pallbearers will be Scott Kuchel, Alex Gates, Jeff Pottebaum, Andrew Pottebaum, Chad Hoppe, and Jim Neilsen. Honorary casket bearers will be Jessica Pottebaum, Jill Hoppe, and Janie Neilsen.
Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.