Alyce Mildred McClure, 89, Alexandria, formerly of Luverne, died Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Bethany on the Lake in Alexandria.
A funeral service was Monday, Sept. 14, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial was at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Memorials are preferred to Generations (formerly Luverne Senior Citizens.)
Alyce Arneson was born on March 30, 1931, to Ferdinand and Mabel (Hagen) Arneson in Fortuna, North Dakota. She was baptized in 1931 in Fortuna and was confirmed in 1944 at Indherred Lutheran Church in Starbuck. She lived on a farm outside of Glenwood from 1937 to 1952 and graduated from Glenwood High School in 1949. She attended St. Cloud Teachers College and graduated in 1950.
On May 27, 1955, Alyce married Melford McClure at Indherred Lutheran Church in Starbuck. The couple made their home in Luverne, where they raised their three children. Alyce taught at the Kenneth country school as well as three other schools in Rock County. She also served as a substitute teacher in Luverne and Rock County. Alyce also worked as a waitress at the Magnolia Steakhouse, as a nurse’s aide at the Mary Jane Brown Home and did independent sales for Avon, Watkins and Toys.
Alyce was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Luverne. She taught Sunday school for 25 years. She taught crafts for the Sunday school children and also developed and ran the church library.
Alyce was an active volunteer for Second Harvest, RSVP, as a Respite Care volunteer, Sanford Clinic, and the Minnesota Veterans Home where she often served coffee. She was president of the Luverne Seniors and was honored with the Rock County Outstanding Female Senior Citizen Award. She enjoyed card club, making lefse for friends and family, and making greeting cards, as well as helping senior citizens make cards.
Alyce is survived by her three children, Linda McClure (Peter Olsen) of Vining, Joyce McClure of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and Julie (Todd) McChesney of Elk River; two grandchildren, Shelby and Madison McChesney; and five siblings, Gladys Bohn of Santa Barbara, California, David (Jan) Arneson of Glenwood, Edward (Pat) Arneson of Alexandria, Esther Arneson of Wheatridge, Colorado, and Leonard Arneson of Moorhead.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melford.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, hartquistfuneral.com.