Rodahl, Alice Helen (Ness) (1913-2004)

Alice Rodahl, 91, died on Wednesday, December 1, 2004 at Northwest Medical Center, CNC Unit, in Thief River Falls, MN.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, December 6, 2004 at Nazareth Lutheran Church in Holt, MN with Pastor Nancy Hanson officiating. Burial will be in the Holt Cemetery, Holt, MN.

Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Sunday, December 5, 2004 at the Johnson Funeral Service in Thief River Falls, MN with a 7:00 P.M. prayer service on Sunday evening and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Alice Helen Ness was born on May 11, 1913 in Holt Township, Marshall County, Minnesota, the daughter of August and Annette (Berg) Ness. She was baptized in the Christian Faith and confirmed at the Evangelical Free Church in Newfolden, MN. Alice attended Pioneer School in Holt Township, Marshall County.

Alice was united in marriage to Julian Rodahl on November 1, 1935 in Newfolden, MN. She loved being a homemaker and raising their children. Alice enjoyed reading, sewing, baking, gardening and embroidering.

She was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church, Sunday school teacher, served on the Board of Education, active member of her ALCW church circle and a member of Homemaker Club. Alice and Julian were Valley Farmer and Homemaker in 1961 and also received a 10 years Farm Management Award in 1965. Alice and Julian were chosen the ‘Outstanding Senior Citizens,’ representing the Holt Community on July 17, 1987.

Alice is survived by four children: Yvonne Faaland of Starkweather, ND, Elaine Rodahl of San Francisco, CA, David (Barbara) Rodahl of Thief River Falls, MN and Darrold (Kitty) Rodahl of Thief River Falls, MN; six grandchildren: Paul Faaland, Sarah Faaland-Richards, Amanda Rodahl, Michael Rodahl, Adam Rodahl and Micah Rodahl; three great grandchildren: Vanessa Richards, Marvin Richards lll and Olivia Richards; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian; her parents; son-in-law, Reverend Thomas Faaland; brothers: John, Bertil, Clarence, Edwin, Harrold and Rubin Ness; and sisters: Sophie Magnuson, Mable Anderson and Dora Anderson.

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky