July 6, 2018
Alice Faye Warne, 79, of Jim Falls, WI, passed away at her home on July 6, 2018, following a prolonged illness.
Alice was born August 22, 1938, in Clark County, Bradley, South Dakota, to Chet Neal and Dora (Miller) Neal and grew up in the Bradley & Clark, SD, areas. She attended and graduated from Clark High School. She and her husband Gordon Warne were united in marriage in 1958. They recently shared their 60th anniversary.
Early in their marriage they resided for a short time in Fargo, ND, and later moved to Watertown, SD. During her working career in the 1970’s, she was employed by Quadee Rubber and Plastics of Watertown. She was proud enough of the work that she did there and the friends that she made, that she continued carrying her UAW Machinists’ Union card in her wallet through the remainder of her life. In 1977, she and Gordon began their dairy farming operations in South Shore, SD. In 1988, they moved and purchased a dairy farm at New Auburn, Wisconsin. Within a few years, they moved to their current dairy farm at Jim Falls, WI. Prior to her illness, Alice loved farm life and raising calves. She was always noted for her love and special talent in caring for young calves and livestock.
To her and Gordon’s marriage, they were blessed with four sons: Doug, Todd, Steve, and Brad.
Throughout her life, Alice was completely devoted to her husband, Gordon, her sons, and all of the adventures their life presented. Aside from her farming responsibilities, this was everything from never-ending homemaker duties, planting a garden, building a home, relocating, and all that family life brings.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Richard Neal of Clark, SD, Don Neal of Wichita, KS, and Cale Neal of Worthing, SD; and her father and mother-in-law, Joe and Laura Warne of Bryant, SD.
Alice is survived by her husband, Gordon; four sons, Doug (Delana) Warne of Cadott WI, Todd (Sue) Warne of Watertown, SD, Steve (Shawna) Warne of Watertown, SD, and Brad Warne of Jim Falls, WI; 13 Grandchildren; 15 Great-Grandchildren; her brother, Robert (Margaret) Neal of Watertown, SD; her sister, Barbara (LaVerne) Peterson of Watertown, SD; and sister, Jeanette Seefeldt of Yankton, SD.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer with Pastor Melinda Halom officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. A private burial will be held near the farm at Cleveland Cemetery, Jim Falls, WI, at a later date.
Through her illness, Alice and Gordon developed a grateful relationship with her hospice caregivers. The family requests any memorials to be sent to St. Joseph’s Hospital Hospice in Chippewa Falls, WI.
Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family. To express condolences online please visit www.thompsonfuneralhome.com.
1-2 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.
2 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018, at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer.
Bloomer Floral 715-568-5600 All flowers need to be delivered to the funeral home by 11 a.m. Friday.
Karen Neal Gordon and Family, we are deeply saddened to hear of Alice's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her. She always had a big smile and infectious laugh. I remember how much fun we used to have riding horses on the farm after school and on the weekend. Don and I and our children always loved to visit at Gordon and Alice's home. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad and difficult time. With Love and Prayers,
Karen Neal and Family
July 12 at 8:04pm
Vicky Neal I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Alice’s passing. Wishing you the love of family and friends, the warmth of fond memories and spiritual strength through this sad time. Warm regards, Vicky Neal (Don Neal’s Daughter)
July 12 at 6:07pm
Dan Vaske To all the Warne family I would like to express my deepest sympathy for your loss.
July 12 at 2:34pm
Mark Neal Uncle Warne and family, please accept my sincere condolences. I will always remember Aunt Alice as a warm, caring and loving individual. When we would visit she always smiled and welcomed us into her home. May all the fond memories you have of her comfort you.
Son of Donald D & Karen M Neal
July 12 at 10:47AM
Darlowe & Laurie Todd Rapid City S.D. Todd and Family - So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing - know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time !
July 10 at 6:39PM
Louie and Desirae Van Roekel Todd, Sue and family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in our thoughts during this difficult time.
July 10 at 10:09AM
Mitzi Simpson Steve, my condolences to you and your family. Know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
July 9 at 10:58PM
Ed & Viv Frion Doug, Delana and family...we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
July 9 at 8:21PM
AL and Sara Cordell Warne Family, we want to extend our condolences to all of you during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. AL and Sara Cordell.
July 9 at 6:21PM