Alice Bockenstedt

Obituary of Alice Mae Bockenstedt



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Alice M. Bockenstedt, 89, of New Vienna passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020, surrounded by her family at her daughter’s home in Dyersville.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 am Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna with burial in the church cemetery.  Rev. Tyler Raymond will officiate.  Masks are requested and social distancing should be observed.


Alice was born August 5, 1931, in Holy Cross the daughter of Frank and Marie (Brecht) Jaeger.  She married Clarence T. Bockenstedt on January 10, 1953, in Holy Cross, Iowa.  Together they farmed near New Vienna until retiring in 1991.  She was a lifetime member and past president of The Edward W. Lake VFW Auxiliary Post 7736 and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 137, a member of St. Boniface Parish and various parish volunteer activities, and the New Vienna Heritage House.


 Alice always welcomed everyone with open arms.  She was a wonderful cook and her chocolate chip cookies were famous with all who stopped, especially her grandchildren.  Alice had the gift of gab and loved visiting with everyone.  Traveling was one of her favorite pastimes and there was never a car seat she didn’t fit into.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her sisters Betty and Jan. 


Survivors include her daughters: Joan (Dennis) Kloser of Dyersville, Ann (Dennis) Finn of Dubuque, Elaine (Brad) Perrinjaquet and Mary (David) Fisher both of Edgewood, Barb (Paul) Maiers of Holy Cross; sons: Dan (Peggy) Bockenstedt of Evansville, WI, Joe Bockenstedt and Bill (Shelly) Bockenstedt, both of New Vienna; 22 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Weber of Dubuque and Jeanette Bergan of Edgewood; a sister-in-law, Grace Kirsch of Dyersville.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her parents-in-law, Thomas and Agatha (Bohenkamp) Bockenstedt, her husband, Clarence, in-laws: Eugene Bockenstedt, Martin (Virgene) Bockenstedt, Laverne “Toby” (Dula) Bockenstedt, Alice Bockenstedt, John Kirsch, Bernard Weber and Kenneth Bergan.


Memorials are preferred to Camp Courageous of Iowa, Hospice of Dubuque, or the Ellen Kennedy Living Center.  Cards and memorials may be sent to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, Iowa 52040.


We would like to extend a special thank you to the Ellen Kennedy Living Center and Hospice of Dubuque for the love and care they showed our Mom.


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