Alice Mae Edwards was born February 23, 1939 in Maplewood Township, Ottertail County, Minnesota the daughter of Earl and Mabel (Hammerly) Ripley. She passed away July 31, 2020 at Ecumen - Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
She grew up in the Erhard area and in her early teen years accepted Jesus into her life. She graduated from Fergus Falls High School in 1957. On July 13, 1957 she was united in marriage to Curtis Edwards in Pelican Rapids. To this union four children were born.
Alice enjoyed people. She always had an open home for friends and family. Alice had a way of listening to others that helped them unburden themselves. In her early years of marriage she was able to bowl in a local league and even won a trophy. She also hosted and led home Bible studies, reaching out to many different women. Later she discovered quilting and has made hundreds of them over the last several decades. It was therapy for her and was something that she enjoyed. As she downsized the last years, the squares of fabric she cut were donated to a quilting group and they were able to make hundreds of quilts for the needy. She loved her family and had a way of making each grandchild feel special
Children: Susan (Richard) Schaefer Fargo, ND, Sharon (Michael) Kratzke Vergas, MN, and Paul (Christine) Edwards Detroit Lakes; grandchildren Jonathan (Heidi) Kratzke, Andrea (Stephen) Hinman, Anna (Kurt) Hall, Amy (Dana) Hanson, Julia (Robert) Isakson, Benjamin Schaefer, Chelsea Edwards, Grace Kratzke, William Schaefer and Cody Edwards; 13 great-grandchildren Thane and Alexius Hinman; Asher, Mercy, Honor and Ezekiel Isakson; Josiah, Zoe and Leo Kratzke; John, Joyelle, Emily and Gloria Hall. Siblings: Audrey (Oliver) Harrison and Milard Ripley.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Mable Ripley; husband: Curtis Edwards in 2018; daughter Sonya; siblings: Robert, Gerald, Jim and Bud.
Visitation will be Wednesday August 5th from 5 to 7:00 PM at Community Alliance Church in Detroit Lakes.
Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Thursday August 6th at Community Alliance Church in Detroit Lakes.
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