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Alice Althea Wilhelmina Matson Pankow
Birth: Aug. 8, 1900
Galva
Henry County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 29, 1984
Faribault
Rice County
Minnesota, USA

Alice Althea Wilhelmina Matson was the second of seven children born to August M. Matson (1868-1950) and his wife Augusta Olivia Brand (1870-1938). Her parents had both come from Sweden as teenagers in the 1880s, and settled in a Swedish community in Henry County, Illionis where they married in 1895. Her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Matilda (Nelson) Matson (1828-1908) had come to America, too. Her maternal grandparents, Johan August Brand (1842-1926) and his wife Johanna Vilhelmina Lund (1846-1925), remained in Sweden.

Alice was born in Galva, Henry County, Illinois. Her siblings were: Oliver August Matson (1897-1985), Grace Matilda Matson (1903-1978), Victor David Maton (1905-1989), Everett Oscar Matson (1908-1990), Hilda Irene Matson (1912-1983) and Ruby Louise Matson (1914-2005). In 1913, the Matsons bought a large farm near Kiester, Faribault County, Minnesota and moved there.

Alice attended Winona College, and became a teacher. She married Herbert H. G. Pankow (1898-1970) at her parents home on 22 August 1928. He was a son of Heinrich F. J. Pankow & his wife Albertine H. F. Peters, who had brought their family from Germany to Minnesota in 1906.

Alice and Herbert had four children: Lois Ruth Pankow (1932-1993, Mrs. Donald Lein), Leonard August Frederick Pankow, Kenneth Oscar Pankow and Dr. David Herbert Pankow, the latter three are still living. She had nine grandchildren.

Alice was a school teacher for several years, and assisted her husband in various business ventures. She later worked with disabled children at the State School. She was a member of the EUB Church which later became the United Methodist Church.

She was a woman of great energy and enthusiasm, of determination, of gentle kindness, and a deep and abiding Christian faith.
 
 
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 Parents:
  August M. Matson (1868 - 1950)
  Augusta Olivia Brand Matson (1870 - 1938)
 
 Spouse:
  Herbert Heinrich (Henry) Gustav Pankow (1898 - 1970)*
 
 Children:
  Lois Ruth Pankow Lien (1932 - 1993)*
  Kenneth Oscar Pankow (1936 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  Oliver August Matson (1897 - 1985)*
  Alice Althea Wilhelmina Matson Pankow (1900 - 1984)
  Grace Matilda Matson Oppedahl (1903 - 1978)*
  Victor David Matson (1905 - 1989)*
  Everett Oscar Matson (1908 - 1990)*
  Hilda Irene Matson Lubbess (1912 - 1983)*
  Ruby Louise Matson Brooks (1914 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Meadow Ridge Memorial Park
Faribault
Rice County
Minnesota, USA
 
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Dec 13, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17016434
Alice Althea Wilhelmina <i>Matson</i> Pankow
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Alice Althea Wilhelmina <i>Matson</i> Pankow
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Alice Althea Wilhelmina <i>Matson</i> Pankow
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Remembering you with love at Christmas.
- John Field Pankow
 Added: Dec. 25, 2016
Happy Easter, Grandma P., with love from Ken & John
- John Field Pankow
 Added: Apr. 5, 2015

- G.Coward Davis
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