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Alice Ann Gerleve

August 22, 1929 — March 11, 2024

Hanover

Alice A. Gerleve, 94, of Hanover, KS, died March 11, 2024, at the Hanover Hospital.
 
Visitation was Friday, March 15, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hanover Mortuary.

A rosary service was held at 7 p.m., Friday, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hanover.
 
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 16, at St. John’s Catholic Church.
 
Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Alice was born to Wesley and Anna (Goeckel) Nemec at rural Hanover on August 22, 1929.  She attended Sunnyside Country School, graduating from the 8th grade.  In 1949, she was united in marriage to Bernard Gerleve at St. John Catholic Church.  This union was blessed with four sons and five daughters.

Alice was a homemaker and farm wife, helping with the many chores.  She volunteered at Meals on Wheels, loved gardening and raising sheep, which she knew by name.  Alice enjoyed crocheting and quilting.  

Family was really important to her and enjoyed the family get-togethers,  loved seeing her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Alice was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and Altar Society.  She served on the soup label committee and belonged to the quilting group.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Bernard; sons, Dan Gerleve and Don Gerleve; son-in-law, Hugh Craven; brother, Wesley Nemec; and sisters, Gertrude Bothwell, Berniece Samuelson, Donna Bothwell.

Survivors include her children, Dianne (Bruce) Herrs, Debbie (Chuck) Doebele, Dottie Craven, Donna (Don) Wilkinson, Denise (Frank) Bruna, Doug (Lori) Gerleve, Dale (Juanita) Gerleve; daughter-in-law, Julie Gerleve; and sisters-in-law, Pat Rettig and Margaret Nemec;  twenty grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren.
 
 A memorial fund has been established to be determined.  Contributions may be sent in care of the Hanover Mortuary.

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