Alice Nelson – Independence

Independence –  Alice E. Nelson, 93 years old, of Independence, Iowa, died on Monday, November 5, 2018, at Lexington Estate in Independence.  She was born in Taylor Ridge, Illinois, on October 9, 1925, the daughter of Albert and Janette (Vande Voorde) Geereart.  She attended the Fayette County country schools.  On June 15, 1946, she and Max Nelson were married.  Mrs. Nelson farmed in Buchanan County, Iowa.  She was always concerned for the wellbeing of her hogs, cattle, and chickens.  She was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Independence.  Her garden of vegetables and flowers was very important to her.  She enjoyed wintering in Texas and Florida, traveling, and doing crafts.

Mrs. Nelson is survived by 3 grandchildren, Nichole, Cory, and Derek, and her special friends Shelly and John Bagge and Brenda and Rick Greiner, all of Independence.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 son, Lee D. Nelson, and 1 sister, Lorraine Stempfle.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the White Funeral Home in Independence with Pastor Lance Fricke officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Independence.  Friends may call for visitation for one hour before services on Thursday.  On line condolences may be left at