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Alice J. Quaal March 30, 1912 - Jan. 24, 2009

APPLETON -- Alice Josephine Quaal, 96, of Appleton, died Saturday at Appleton Area Health Services.

The service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lac qui Parle Lutheran Church, rural Dawson. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the services at the church. Arrangements are by Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel in Appleton.

She was born March 30, 1912, in Bromhead, Saskatchewan, to Olaf and Sophie (Lund) Kleven. She moved to rural Madison as a young child and attended country school through the eighth grade. She worked as a waitress at a café in Madison.

She married Gilman Quaal on June 20, 1937, in rural Madison. They lived north of Milan for one year and then moved to Cerro Gordo Township, Lac qui Parle County, where they farmed until retiring in 1974. They moved to Appleton and spent 18 winters in Texas. They moved into Pleasant View for six years and, in 2002, she entered the nursing home.

She was a member of Lac qui Parle Lutheran Church and played piano for the ladies aid, choir and ladies quartet. She also played piano for the country school Christmas programs.

She is survived by three children: Gordon (and Nancy) Quaal of rural Dawson and San Diego, Calif., Sandra (and Chuck) Tatge of Appleton and Audrey (and Pierre) Forrette of Brandon, S.D.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; 24 stepgreat-grandchildren; and one sister: Glenda Boraas of Madison.

She is preceded in death by her husband in 1999 and four brothers.