Date of Death: Dec 13, 2015
Alice was born May 21, 1930 in Vesper, WI the daughter of John and Lucy Van Stedum Tjepkema. On October 22, 1948 she married Herman Aalsma in Waupun. Following their marriage they farmed together for 45 years in the town of Trenton where they resided all their married lives. Alice was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Waupun. She volunteered her time at the church, Christian grade school, and Christian high school. Alice was a very generous person in many ways, and was especially known for her baking.
Alice is survived by her husband of 67 years, Herman Aalsma of rural Waupun; two daughters: Linda Aalsma of Waupun, and Karen (Al) Van Herwaarden of rural Fox Lake; four grandchildren, Brian (Jessica) Van Herwaarden, Sara (David) Wobschall, Kari (Joseph) Westover, and Todd Van Herwaarden; eight great-grandchildren: Cody and Jacob Van Herwaarden, Logan, Lily, and Ellie Wobschall, and Emma, Elijah, and Mason Westover; a sister, Carol De Groot of Rosendale; a brother-in-law, Lester Van Buren of Waupun; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Tjepkema; a special niece and her husband, Arlene and Morry DeVries; and nieces and nephews.
Alice was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Tjepkema; a sister, Jeanette Van Buren; a brother, Bylass Tjepkema; and a brother-in-law, Maurice De Groot.