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Alice M. Danner

Alice M. Danner Dec. 18, 1922 - July 10, 2013

WILLMAR - Alice M. Danner, 90, of Willmar died Tuesday, July 10th at Bethesda Heritage Center in Willmar, MN. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am, Saturday, July 13th at Church of St. Mary in Willmar, with interment at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Murdock, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar, MN,

Alice Marie Danner was born December 18, 1922 in Winneshiek County, Iowa, the daughter of Thomas and Della (Baker) Mathews. She attended country school in Winneshiek County. On April 13, 1940, Alice was united in marriage to Thomas Klema in Winneshiek County. In 1948, they moved to North Dakota. Thomas preceded her in death in 1971. On May 13, 1972, she married Gilbert Danner in Minot, North Dakota. They lived in North Dakota prior to moving to Willmar in 1998. Gilbert preceded her in death in 2001.

Alice was baptized on January 28, 1923 and confirmed her faith on May 22, 1939 at St. Agnes Church in Plymouth Rock, Iowa. She was currently a member of Church of St. Mary in Willmar.

Surviving are her children: Betty Allen of Mesa, AZ, Wayne (and Brenda) Klema of Kerkhoven, MN, Shirley Markwardt of Parma, OH, Pat (and Larry) Dewhirst of Mesa, AZ, Gerald (and Teri) Klema of Elk River, MN; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and five sisters.