AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Alice Stromberg, of Mora, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at the FirstLight Health System in Mora. She was 90 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church with Rev. Kate Schruba officiating.
VISITATION will be held 1 1/2 hours prior to the service at the church, beginning at 9:30 am on Thursday.
INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Alice Florence (Storlie) Stromberg, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, with her family by her side. She was 90 years old.
Alice was born on July 31, 1926, in Mora, MN, to Peter and Emma (Johnson) Storlie. She grew up in Mora with six siblings. She graduated from Mora High School in 1944. On November 21, 1946, she was united in marriage to Vernon Stromberg, and this year lovingly celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. They were blessed with four children.
Alice held many jobs in her lifetime. One of her earliest involved moving to Portland, OR, to work on air planes during WWII. She also worked at the New Brighton Arsenal; as a waitress at Eddie and Esther’s Restaurant in Mora; a grocery and department store clerk; and as secretary to Wally Anderson at the Jobs & Training Center. But the one job she was most proud of was being a wonderful homemaker.
Alice is survived by her husband Vernon; her children, Arlan (Janet) Stromberg, Barb (Phil) Schroeder, Brian Stromberg, Susan (Mike) Yankowiak; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, sisters and brothers. One can only imagine the celebration of this homecoming family reunion.
She will be remembered as someone with a wonderful soul that would make anyone feel at home when they came to visit. She enjoyed gardening, reading and cooking. Many of her dishes won’t be replicated, because she often didn’t use a recipe. She also loved to watch food and cooking channels. She was the biggest fan and enjoyed attending grandchildren’s sports, concerts, plays and church activities.
The deep love for her children and family was the center of her life. She cherished the holidays and visits from her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.