Alice Wiersema

  • Born: October 12, 1918
  • Died: May 8, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Alice M. Wiersema, 100, of Sterling died Wednesday May 8, 2019 at the Citadel of Sterling.

She was born on October 12, 1918, the daughter of Louis and Ella (Nelson) Anderson. She married Eugene L. Wiersema on April 2, 1938 in Morrison. He died February 27, 1980. Alice was employed as a switchboard operator and then in customer service with the former Alltell Phone Company for 32 years. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her son, Douglas (Ann) Wiersema; three grandchildren: Lauren (Zac) Holmes, Brian (Jeanette) Pletsch, Barbara Riley; five great grandchildren: Madison Riley, Jamie Riley, Rowen Holmes, Reid Holmes and Kayden Wiersema.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her grandson Lyndsey Wiersema; and her three brothers.

Visitation will take place on Monday May 13, 2019 from 10 – 11 AM followed by the funeral at 11 AM at Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling. Burial will be at 2 PM at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made in her memory to Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I always enjoyed visiting with Alice, when I was in Rock Falls, at my sister's house. We took Alice to the Beauty shop, CVS etc. We had great conversations. I will miss not seeing this sweet lady, when I am in Rock Falls again. My deepest sympathy to you, Doug, and your family.

Ms. Terry Ruberti

Posted by Terry Ruberti - Jacksonville, FL - Friend   May 13, 2019

We are sorry to hear of Alice's passing.
Our sympathy to Doug and Ann and family.

Posted by Jim and Georgia Joiner - Youngsville, NC - Friend   May 12, 2019

I remember Gene and Alice as neighbors when I was growing up. Doug, my sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by Nancy (Harvey) Countryman - Fulton, IL   May 10, 2019

My Mom , Betty Henry was a friend of Alice's. She passed away 5/26/2018. She and Alice had a lot of good times together.
My sympathy to you .

Posted by Nancy Stevens - Morrison, IL - Friend   May 09, 2019