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Alice E. Palmlund - De Smet: Oct. 19, 1930 – March 29, 2013

Posted: Thursday, Apr 4th, 2013

Alice E. Palmlund, 82, died Friday, March 29, 2013, at a Sioux Falls hospital.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. today at American Lutheran Church in De Smet. Visitation was Monday at the Osthus Funeral Home in De Smet.

Alice Elisabeth (Bau) Palmlund was born Oct. 19, 1930, to Harry and Anna (Gehm) Bau on the homestead of her grandparents in Mathews Township, De Smet. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Matthews Lutheran Church southwest of De Smet.

Alice grew to adulthood on her parents’ farm where she attended grade school in the area and De Smet High School, graduating in 1948. She attended General Beadle College and Black Hills State. She taught school at the Van Hoek School in Spirit Lake Township for three years.

She married Levi Palmlund on June 29, 1951. The couple farmed in Manchester Township for 50 years before retiring in the fall of 2002 and moved into De Smet. Levi died April 15, 2005. Alice was a member of the American Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two sons, Steve (Teresa) Palmlund and Neil (Donna) Palmlund both of De Smet; three daughters, Shirley (John) Nelson of Brookings and Janice Palmlund of Sioux Falls and Audrey Kolbeck of Yankton; a son-in-law, Terry Danielson of Glyndon; 14 grandchildren;14 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Doris Greese of Howard, Martha Fischer of Salem and Carol (Dan) Haaland of Gary; a brother, Robert (Linda) Bau of North Glenn, Colo.; three sisters-in-law, Ruby Maley of New Mexico, Mona Schlagel of Clark and Marlene Bau of Madison; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Levi; a daughter, Nanette; a sister, Mary Grothe; a brother, Harry Bau; and an infant brother.

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