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Official Obituary of

Alice E Stowell

April 21, 1930 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Alice Stowell Obituary

Alice E. Stowell, age 93 years, of Yuba, Wisconsin, passed away on Sunday, March 3, 2024 at her home.

She was born April 21, 1930, the daughter of Robert and Ella (Sebranek) Dvorak. She was a 1948 graduate of Hillsboro High School. She was united in marriage to Don Stowell at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Yuba on October 20, 1948.

Alice was a very talented seamstress. She was always sewing. Everything from doll clothes to wedding dresses. She was relied on to shorten jeans with her serger and was available to fix or replace zippers.

She farmed with Don on their small self-sufficient farm in Yuba raising chickens for eggs, roosters to butcher, pigs and milking cows. There were always vegetables from the garden to can. She even milked the cows and watched the three kids when Don went deer hunting up north. She had weekly bowling on Mondays and doubles bowling with Don for a while. Alice was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

The one part of her life that meant so much to her was her faith. She joined the Catholic Church before she was married and it opened up a whole new world to her. She had always watched the neighbors going to church in their buggies on Sundays all happy and smiling. When they came home afterwards, they were singing. She knew she had much to learn. They attended Mass regularly. She became part of the altar society. The next step was Deanery mtgs. which she was excited to do because she could drive. In 1960 she was elected to the Deanery board for six years and even being elected president. All the ladies were such a great help to her in understanding what they did for our Church. In 1972 she was elected to represent the diocese on the National Council of Catholic Women. She traveled to Denver, Portland, El Paso, Minneapolis and Pittsburgh. She was honored by receiving a NCCW pin which she wore with pride. She was part of starting the lectoring process at St. Wenceslaus which means reading scripture at Mass. She continued this when they went to St. Aloysius. Doing Perpetual Adoration at St. Teresa's Chapel in Union Center gave her great comfort. She was always asking questions and learning about her Catholic faith.

Survivors include her children, Allan (Lynn) Stowell of Yuba, Warren (Frankie) Stowell of Hillsboro and Rachel (Frank) Smith of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Tammy Laridaen, Casey Beecher, Dillon Stowell, Jamie Berg, Becky Hooks, Patte Michalek, Jillian McDonough, Katie Gerhards, Brenda Nofsinger; great grandchildren, Connor & Lauren Laridaen, Braydon & Kobe Beecher, Hayley Berg, Lauryn & Kaylee Hooks, Zander & Bode Michalek, Alex & Margo McDonough, Ansen, Harper & Porter Gerhards and John Smith-Nofsinger and great great grandchildren, Grayson & Atlas Beecher.

Alice was preceded in death by her Parents; husband, Donald on November 13, 2014; sister, Jeannette Dvorak and brother-in-law, Duane Stowell.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 11, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Hillsboro, with Father Don Bauer officiating.  Burial will be in the Czech’s National Cemetery at Yuba.  A time of visitation will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2024 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro and at the Church on Monday from 10 to until the time of Mass.

The Picha Funeral Home in Hillsboro is assisting with arrangements.

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March 10, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Picha Funeral Home
908 Prairie Avenue P.O. Box 501
Hillsboro, WI 54634

Mass of Christian Burial
March 11, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Aloysius Catholic Church
545 Prairie Avenue
Hillsboro, WI 54634


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