Alice Reilein age 87 of Sauk Rapids, MN passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Wildwood Assisted Living. Visitation will be on Wednesday November 27, 2019 from 10:00 – 11:00 am at St. Matthews United Church of Christ in Forest City MN, followed by a funeral service at 11:00 am. Arrangements are being made by Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home, Litchfield. Burial to follow at Lake Ripley Cemetery.
Alice Esther (Kuehl) Reilein, daughter of Walter and Laura Kuehl, was born on December 20, 1931, in Harvey Township, Meeker County. Alice was baptized on January 10, 1932 and confirmed on April 2, 1944 at St. Matthews. Alice married Arthur C. Reilein on May 21, 1949. They had four daughters Linda, Sandra, Rhonda and Glenda. Art and Alice made their home in Mound, Watkins, and Litchfield. They spent many wonderful year’s wintering at their home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Art and Alice enjoyed going to auctions and were known for having pristine garage sales. They belonged to the Crow River Sams camping club and traveled extensively, including several family vacations throughout their lives. Alice enjoyed spending time with family and friends, bowling, playing cards, needlework and leading activities at Wildwood. She worked for Tonka Toys in several positions, including Human Resources Administrator. After 34 years she retired and returned to the Litchfield area and her childhood church, St. Matthews. She was involved in many church activities, including Women’s Fellowship and took great pride in her work as the kitchen coordinator.
Alice is survived by her daughters Linda Hansen of Redwood Falls, MN, Sandra Duran of St. Louis Park, MN, Rhonda Gapinski (Marcel) of Foley, MN, and Glenda Ridley (Russ) of Foley, MN. She is survived by 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, 9 great-great grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, and 5 great step-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister’s Dolores Willette (Wally), Jeanette Byrne, and Bonnie Revering, sister-in-law Donna Kuehl, brother-in-law Willard Maahs, and many nieces and nephews.
Alice is proceeded in death by husband Arthur C. Reilein, parents Laura and Walter Kuehl Sr., and twin great-granddaughters Angela and Chelsea Arndt, sisters, Ruth Marquardt, Diane Maahs, and brother Walter Kuehl Jr., brother-in-law Julius Marquardt, niece Suzanne Albrecht, and nephews David Marquardt, Paul Willette, Timothy Byrne and Rob Byrne.