Alice Minnie <I>Johnson</I> Sathre

Alice Minnie Johnson Sathre

Birth
Hayward, Freeborn County, Minnesota, USA
Death 27 Feb 2014 (aged 92)
Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA
Plot 84
Memorial ID 125778061 · View Source
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Alice M. Sathre, 92, of Adams, Minn., died at her home on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, surrounded by all of her children. She smiled for the family and took her last breath and entered heaven.

Alice Minnie Johnson was born Aug. 10, 1921, in rural Hayward, Minn., daughter of Walter and Carrie (Munson) Johnson. She had three sisters and two brothers and was the middle child. She graduated from the Adams High school where she was a cheerleader and known for her smile. After graduation, Alice worked as a secretary at the Albert Lea Co-op Creamery. She was married to Harvey Sathre on Sept. 20, 1942, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in a military wedding. After marriage she moved to Carthage, Mo., to be with Harvey, who was stationed at Camp Crowder, Mo. It was there that their first child, Diane, was born. Alice lived in Carthage until Harvey was shipped overseas. She then relocated back to Adams and took employment at the Hormel Company. She worked at Hormel's until Lynn was born, then became a full time farmer's wife.

After the children were grown, Alice took employment with LPC in LeRoy and then at the Adams Health Care Center as a Certified Dietary Manager and worked for 14 years. Alice enjoyed cooking, family and friends where she touched many lives. Alice was active in the Farm Bureau, the Republican Party, PTA and 4-H. In 1979, Alice was recognized as one of the top 10 women in Mower County for contributions to our society. She was also Mrs. Republican of Mower County and was on the State Central Committee.

Alice was always involved in church activities. She had many blessing in her life and never failed to thank God for all of them. She was humbled to be able to live to the age of 92 and to have been married to her loving husband for 71 years. Alice suffered cardiac arrest in 1996, cancer surgery and treatment in 1997 and a massive stroke in 2004. Despite all of this, she still lived her life to the fullest and maintained her sweet and thankful personality. She never ceased to smile and love everyone.

Alice was noted for her kindness and open door for anyone who came and was sure to serve you hot coffee and food with a big smile. She was an excellent cook, but more so, an excellent mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harvey in November of 2013, great granddaughter Faith Kristine Sathre, brothers and sisters.

Alice is survived by her children: Diane (Joe) Maas, Rochester, Lynn (Jane) Sathre, Adams, John (Susie) Sathre, Adams, Beth (David) Voigt, Taopi, Jim (Connie) Sathre, Adams, David Sathre, Adams, Carrie (Jeff) Anderson, Ash Grove, Mo.; 22 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Monday, March 3, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church with the Reverend Jeremy Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Little Cedar Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Adams Funeral Home and at the church for one hour before the service on Monday.

-Obituary from the Austin Daily Herald Online, March 1, 2014

Information from Little Cedar Lutheran Church, written 2002:
Alice M. Sathre was born August 10, 1921, in rural Hayward, MN. She had three sisters and two brothers and was the middle child.

After graduation Alice worked as a secretary at the Albert Lea Co-op Creamery. She was married to Harvey Sathre on September 20, 1942, at Little Cedar Lutheran Church in a military wedding. After marriage she moved to Carthage, Missouri, to be near Harvey who was stationed at Camp Crowder, MO. It was there that their first child, Diane, was born. Alice lived in Carthage until Harvey was shipped overseas, about two years. She then relocated back to Adams, and took employment at the Hormel Company. She worked at Hormel's until Lynn was born, then became a full time farmer's wife.

Alice and Harvey have seven children: Diane, Lynn, John, Beth, Jim, David, and Carrie. They have 22 grandchildren; 11 grand sons and 11 granddaughters, and 3 great grandchildren.

After the children were grown Alice took employment at LPC in LeRoy and then at the Adams Health Care Center as a Certified Dietary Manager and worked 14 years before retiring.

Alice was active in the Farm Bureau, the Republican Party, PTA, and 4-H.

In 1979, Alice was recognized as one of the top ten women in Mower County for contributions to our society. She was also Mrs. Republican of Mower Co. and voted to be on the State Central Committee.

Her favorite hymns are "What a Friend We Have in Jesus" and "One Day at a Time." Her favorite psalm is the 23rd Psalm. She enjoys family gatherings, traveling, entertaining, and helping others.


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  • Created by: Janet Stephenson
  • Added: 2 Mar 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 125778061
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alice Minnie Johnson Sathre (10 Aug 1921–27 Feb 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 125778061, citing Little Cedar Cemetery, Adams, Mower County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Janet Stephenson (contributor 46853083) .