Alice L. West

Alice L. West, 92, of Onida, died Sept. 26, 2019 at the Avera Oahe Manor, Gettysburg. 

Funeral services were held Oct. 2 at the United Methodist Church, Onida, with Pastor Jeff Adel presiding. Burial was in the Onida Cemetery. 

Alice Lorraine Flood was born Sept. 14, 1927 in Okoboji, SD to Emil Flood and Mary (Mollie) Weischedel.  She was sent to Chicago, IL in 1931 after her mother’s death to live with relatives.  In December of 1933, she returned home to her father who died in October of 1934.  She was then sent to her uncle, Howard and Olive Weischedel, who raised her and her sister.

She graduated from Onida High School in 1945.  She received her teaching certificate from Aberdeen Normal School and taught for a short period in rural West Sully County.

She married Harold Kenneth West on Nov. 8, 1946.  

She ran the Highway Café in Onida, SD for three years. She was a 75 year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and member of the Gettysburg VFW Auxiliary.  

In 1990 she moved to Pierre, SD and resided there until moving to the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg in August of 2018. 

Alice is survived by her two sons, Steve (Judi) West, Onida, SD and Tom (Judy) West, Highmore, SD; daughter, Tonna (Bill) Hughes, Ree Heights, SD; sisters, Minnie Mae Claggett, Pierre, SD and Delores Quashnick, Wheatland, WY; seven grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters Vera Seymour, Alma McDonnell, and Hazel Marshall.  

Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Alice’s arrangements. 

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