Alice Griffith, 93, of Olivia died Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Funeral services are Friday at 11 a.m. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Olivia with Pastor Joel Luetke officiating.
Burial is in the Redwood Falls Cemetery. Visitation is today from 5-7 p.m. at Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Olivia and continues at the church for one hour prior to the service. Memorials are preferred to Zion Lutheran Church.
Alice Elizabeth Griffith was born March 5, 1919, in Delhi Township, Redwood County, to John D. and Abigail Alice (Gray) Stevenson.
She was baptized in 1921 at Delhi Presbyterian Church in Delhi. Alice was confirmed in March of 1939, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmet Township.
She attended Redwood County Schools through the eighth grade and continued her education at Redwood Falls High School, graduating in May 1938.
Alice was united in marriage to Daniel J. Zaske November 20, 1938, at her grandparents home in Delhi. Alice and Daniel made their home on a farm south of Renville and lived there until 1957, when they moved to Danube.
Daniel passed away January 18, 1981. Alice was united in marriage to Rowland Griffith, Sr. February 15, 1992, and they made their home in Olivia. Rowland passed away November 11, 2002. Alice worked as a nurse at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia for 21 years, retiring in 1981. She also did housework in addition to working at the hospital in Olivia.
She enjoyed taking care of elderly people, and she helped organize the Minnesota Prairie Owls. She also enjoyed spending time with her children and their spouses and her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Olivia and she taught Sunday School for many years.
Alice is survived by her daughter Ruth (and Larry) Wittmers of Duluth; her son Robert (and Diane) Zaske of Anoka; her seven grandchildren: Erica (and Peter) Wittmers-Graves of Duluth, Peter (and Kim) Wittmers of Minneapolis, Nicole (and Ken) Nigro of San Diego, Calif., Joy (and Matthew) Miller of Superior, Wis., Sara Wittmers of Duluth, Jodi (and Darin) Glazier of Cottage Grove and Jill St. Martin of Maple Grove; her 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, two brothers, and three sisters.
Blessed be her memory.