Services will be held on Friday, August 25, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Iola, WI. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Bob Hanson will officiate. Burial will follow at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church cemetery.
Alice was born December 26, 1928 to Nettie and John Aasen in Iola. Alice was raised on her parents’ farm outside of Iola. After her mother’s death in 1940, Alice moved with her father to a new house he built for them in Iola. She attended Thoe Elementary School and Iola Junior and Senior High School. She then attended Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa where she earned an Associate of Arts degree in business and played on the women’s basketball team. After college, Alice returned to Iola to care for her father. She worked in the office at the REA and was a part-time bookkeeper for Waller Gas Station. She worked for a few years as a liaison for the Iola-Scandinavia School District. Alice was the second employee for Chet Krause and worked in various positions for Numismatic News, later Krause Publications, until her retirement. Alice married Harold Wolberg on September 29, 1951 at Hitterdahl Lutheran Church where they were both members and sang in the choir together. They later became members of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Iola. Alice was very active at Our Savior’s and sang in the choir, helped with Luther League, taught Sunday school and held various church offices including President of the ALCW. Alice loved camping with her family and spending time with many of her good friends.
Survivors include her children, Michael and Linda Aubey of Cedar Rapids, IA; Bruce and Sandy Wolberg of Iola and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; her parents, four sisters, Bernice Twetan, Elaine Loken, Gladys Aasen, Gladys Longston and two brothers, Arnold Jensen and Eilert Aasen.
To anyone who knew her, Alice was a positive and cheerful person who was happiest when caring for and helping others. She enjoyed traveling and liked learning new things. She was a hard worker and loved doing things outside including painting, gardening and biking. She was kind and caring to many and spent much of her retirement years caring for her sisters and other elderly friends and neighbors. Alice’s strong Christian faith was a foundation for how she lived her life. Her family and friends will dearly miss her ready smile and positive view of life.
Alice’s family would like to extend special thanks to the staff and director of Waupaca Eldercare for their kind and loving support during her last six years. They frequently went “above and beyond” in their care of her and always treated her with dignity and respect.
Memorials may be made in Alice’s honor to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Iola, WI or to the Alzheimer’s Association. Voie Funeral Home in Iola is handling the arrangements.