Alice M. Wilber, age 95 of Shawano, joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, June 19, 2017.
Alice Marcella was the 8th child born to Walter and Hattie (née Schultz) Schmeisser on May 16, 1922. On August 15, 1942 she was united in marriage to Elmer Harold Wilber at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. They both were confirmed at St. James and now with Alice they will have both been buried from the church of which they were steadfast members.
Alice was an amazing cook. She made up her own canning recipes that her children miss since she had to put away her water bath canner. Alice first cooked at Bahn’s diner which is where Farm Inn’ on Main is located. Alice catered dinners at Badger Breeders (now known as CRI) for many years. But her first love was her family. There is not one of us that has not been blessed by her giving us a helping hand. From providing daycare for multiple generations, to handling a varnishing brush in our homes.
Alice will be deeply missed by her daughters, Judith (Gary) Schabow and Janet (Kenneth) Crawford; her grandchildren, Anne (Joe) Boucher, Alicia (and the late Mark) Hagen, Gary (Amy) Schabow Jr, Rebecca (Eric) Anderson, and Andy (Nicole) Crawford; her great-grandchildren, Jason (Jess), Alyson (Durrell), Addi, Nathan (Emily), Stuart (Samantha), Jake (Ally), Hailey, Will, Emily, and Payton; her great-great-grandchildren who lovingly referred to her as “G.G.”, Gavin, Hadley, Natily, Oliver and Josie; one sister, Adeline Hein; and her special goddaughter, Jean Umland.
A memorial service for Alice Marcella Wilber will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:00 PM at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano. The Rev. Dr. Timm Griffin will officiate. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery following the service. Relatives and friends may call on Saturday from 12:00 PM until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in her name to St. James Lutheran School in Shawano would be appreciated.
Mickelson Funeral & Cremation Service of Shawano is assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences at www.mickelsonfs.com.
“The family would like to thank the staff at Atrium/Evergreen and the Thedacare Hospital of Shawano for the loving care given to Alice.”