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Alice Groenewold Redeker

d. September 30, 2015

Alice Groenewold Redeker, 97, of Waupun, died Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at Prairie Ridge Assisted Living in Waupun.

Alice was born August 16, 1918 in Chicago the daughter of Albert and Jenny Werkman Van Der Laan. On August 28, 1941 Alice married Rev. John Groenewold in Chicago. During their marriage the couple resided in Pipestone MN, Detroit, MI, Fulton, IL, and in 1971 moved to Waupun where John was pastor of First Christian Reformed Church. On July 28, 1975 John passed away. On September 3, 1976 Alice married Otto B. Redeker in Waupun. The couple resided in Waupun all their married lives. On August 15, 1996 Otto passed away. Alice was a member of First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun and its Mary-Martha Circle. As a minister’s wife, Alice enjoyed going on home visitations with her husband and also entertaining church members.

Alice is survived by a daughter, Kathy (Robert) Bille of Waupun; a son, Jim (Lois) Groenewold of Fox Lake; daughter-in-law, Donna Groenewold of Morrison, IL; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; step-children: Larry (Ruth) Redeker of Hartford, Janet DeVries of Waupun, and Eileen VantHoff of Waupun; and several nieces and nephews.

Alice was preceded in death by her husbands; two sons: John Groenewold, Jr. and Karl Groenewold; a grandson, Travis Groenewold; daughters-in-law: Ruth Ann Groenewold and Frances Groenewold; step-sons-in-law: Marvin VantHoff and Mel DeVries; four brothers; and six sisters.


Friends and relatives may call on the family on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home in Waupun and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.


Funeral services for Alice Redeker will be held Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at First Christian Reformed Church in Waupun with Rev. Craig Van Hill officiating.


Burial will follow at Alto Cemetery.

Memorial Contribution:

Memorials may be directed to Central Wisconsin Christian Schools in Waupun.

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