Alice Poppe April 11, 1918-Jan. 8, 2017

     Alice Poppe age 98, of rural Monticello, died Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon Jan. 14, 2017 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Friends may call after 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Wade Reddy will officiate at the services. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello has been entrusted with Alice’s care and services. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church.

     Surviving are three siblings, Pauline Antons, Center Junction, George (Bonnie) Tobiason of Monticello and Marilyn (Ken) Streeper, Anamosa; a brother-in-law, Eugene (Nancy) Poppe; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ervin in 1990; and her sister Bernice Bull.

     Alice Christine Tobiason was born April 11, 1918 in Wayne Township, Jones County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Henry and Eliza Zimmerman, Tobiason. Alice received her education in the Wayne Center School. Alice Christine Tobiason and Erving G. Poppe were married on Oct. 21, 1939 at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, Iowa. The couple farmed in Wayne Township until 1980 when Ervin retired. Alice worked at the Monticello Senior Home where she was the head of housekeeping for 18 years retiring in November 1986. She then went to work at Yeoman and Company for three years. 

     Alice was a life-long member of the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. She was baptized May 5, 1918 and confirmed her faith on April 9, 1933. Alice was a member of the Wayne Zion Quilters Club and the neighborhood coffee hour. She loved playing Euchre at family gatherings and the Senior Potluck at Wayne Zion. She was an avid gardener and loved her flowers.


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