Alice Overmoe, 94, of Hillsboro, ND died on Monday, April 25, 2022 at the Comstock Corner in Hillsboro, ND.
Alice LaVerne Overmoe was born on January 30, 1928 to parents Joseph and Helen (Peterson) Overmoe. She was raised the younger sister with four brothers on the family farm in rural Hillsboro, ND and received her elementary education in a one-room country school just a short distance from her home. After that, she attended high school in Hillsboro, graduating on June 7, 1945 at age 17. In October of that same year, she enrolled at Aaker Business College in Grand Forks, ND completing her course work a month early and being hired by the Great Northern Railway as a billing clerk in the Grand Forks office. The railway later merged to become the Burlington Northern, and Alice remained with the company in various positions until her retirement on April 30, 1987.
Aside from her employment, Alice was active in church work, teaching Sunday school, and singing with various musical groups and in duets with her father. She enjoyed annual vacation trips, traveling together with family and friends to new destinations and visits with acquaintances along the way. The highlight of her travel experiences was a trip with two of her brothers to Norway where they visited the original family farm and met relatives who still live there. At home, Alice was known for her welcoming hospitality. She loved to help her mother prepare family meals on Christmas Eve – meals that were never complete without all of the Scandinavian favorites that everyone loved so much. Following her father’s death, Alice took an early retirement in order to spend more time with her mother until her passing a few months later. Alice remained in Grand Forks until a final move brought her back to Hillsboro where she remained for the rest of her life.
Alice was a woman of deep faith, a kind and caring person who always was keenly interested in the lives and concerns of the people around her. Whether family, friends, or neighbors -everyone who ever knew Alice became recipients of her life’s legacy of faith, a positive attitude, warm hospitality, and a joyful spirit.
Alice is survived by sister-in-law: Denise Overmoen; nieces and nephews: Judy (Sheldon) Matson, Linda (Philip) Ward, Robert (Rebecca) Overmoe, Janice (Kirk) Tingum, Debra (Dennis) Aaker, Gerald (Tracie) Overmoe, Daniel (Denise) Overmoe, David (Deana) Overmoe, Rebecca (Richard) Drewlow, Susan (Scott) Hans, Mary (Darrell) Jennings and Timothy (Laura) Overmoen. Numerous grand nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Helen; brothers and sister-in-laws Earl, James (Marian), Leonard (Ida Mae), and Lloyd, as well as infant sisters Clarice, a set of twins, another infant sister, and a nephew Jonathan Overmoen.
Blessed be Alice’s memory to all who knew her.
Visitation: Will be 5–7 PM on Friday, April 29, 2022 with a 6:30 PM Public Prayer Service at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Mayville, ND and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.
Funeral Service: Will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the Riverside Evangelical Church in Mayville, ND.
Burial: Will be in the Aal Cemetery in rural Hillsboro, ND.