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Alice Wiederrich

November 4, 1925 — November 10, 2012

Alice Wiederrich, 87, Ellendale, ND died November 10, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center, Aberdeen, SD. The funeral is 10:30am Thursday November 15 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale with Pastor Tom Eckstein officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial is at Ellendale City Cemetery. Alice Wiederrich, 87, Ellendale, ND died November 10, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center, Aberdeen, SD. She was born November 4, 1925 to Albert and Lydia (Goehner) Brandenburger at Merricourt, ND. They lived on a farm south of Monango, ND. Alice was educated in Monango until 1942 when they moved to a farm west of Ellendale. Alice was a graduate of Ellendale High School in 1945 and Presentation School of Nursing, St. Joseph’s Unit in Mitchell, SD in 1950. In 1952 the Ellendale Memorial Hospital opened and Alice moved to Ellendale. Encouraged by Dr. Ellis Oster, she attended Anesthesia School in Minneapolis graduating in 1954. She returned to Ellendale and worked as an anesthetist at the Ellendale Hospital and the area medical clinic as Nurse and insurance manager. When the Ellendale Hospital surgery department closed in 1980 she moved to Ponca City, OK doing chemotherapy at Northern Oklahoma Oncology Clinic where she continued working for Dr. Oster. Alice retried in 1997 having done nursing for 50 years. In July 2005 she moved back to Ellendale, ND where she resided until her death. Alice was a member and active at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale. She was also a member and held offices in many organizations. Alice married Richard Wiederrich February 26, 1956 and later divorced. Alice was a member of North Dakota State Nursing Association, American Association of Nurse Anestetists, North Dakota Lung Association (secretary 1970-1973), Oncology Nursing Society – ND and OK, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians, Charter Member of North Dakota EMT’s, Charter member of Ellendale Ambulance Service, Human Subjects Committee of North Dakota (Tuberculosis), immunized school children in Dickey and LaMoure Counties 1955-1976, Ellendale Civic Association (First Lady President), Lutheran Social Service thru Aberdeen, SD, Shutterbug Camera Club, Iris Society of Northern Oklahoma, PM Patches and Pieces Quilt Guild, Choirs of Zion and First Lutheran Churchs, Senior Golden Swingers, Ellendale. Grateful to have shared in her life is one daughter: Cheryl Ann Weber, Lahabra, CA; two sons: Timothy Lee (Lisa) Wiederrich, Sturgis, SD, Wayne Allen (Della) Wiederrich, Saco, MT; six grandchildren: Don and Ryan Weber, Krystal Wiederrich, Cristina Hood, Alicia Scones, and Michael Wiederrich; five great-grandchildren; three brothers: Marvin Brandenburger, Springdale, AR, Leroy Brandenburger, Auroa, MN, Paul Brandenburger, Ellendale, ND; three sisters: Marian Muske, Grandville, MI, Bernice Gentz, Ellendale, ND, Dianna Rogelstad, Fargo, ND; one aunt: Adeline Brandenburger, Ellendale, ND and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and one sister. The funeral service is 10:30am Thursday November 15 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale with Pastor Tom Eckstein officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Burial is at Ellendale City Cemetery. Organist: Marilyn Burow; Soloist: Della Pomplun; Casket Bearers: Don Weber, Ryan Weber, Michael Wiederrich, Scott Brandenburger, Cody Sand, Bob Trautman, Randy Trautman and Todd Rogelstad. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale.
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