Alice Ellen Duba


March 25, 1914 - September 20, 2011


Alice Ellen Duba was born on March 25. 1914, near Mitchell, SD to Harry and Jessie (Redfern) Manon. She attended Davison County rural schools and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and Dakota Wesleyan University. Alice taught at the Mt. Vernon High School for a few years.

On May 23, 1936 she married William D. Duba at Mitchell and the couple farmed in Davison County until moving to Mitchell in 1961.

Alice worked in the Business Office at the Methodist Hospital and for 11 years was the state editor for The Daily Republic. She and her husband, Bill, were managers for the Wesley Acres Retirement Home for many years. After retiring, they continued to make their home at Wesley Acres.

She was a member of the Farmers Union, serving as educational director for her local and was secretary for the county organization. Also, she was a long time member of P.E.O., Chapter J and was a past member of the Mitchell Toastmistress Club.

For years, Alice and William traveled extensively by car and later by motor home. They visited all 50 states, all but one of the provinces of Canada, and made several trips to Mexico.

Survivors include one son, Duane (Pearl) Duba, Ethan; one daughter, Marlis Kapfenstein, Lanark, IL; five grandchildren; Florence Erpenbach, Wanda (Mark) Belitz, David Duba, Julie (Kent) Schoeny, Greg Lee, and 14 great-grandchildren: Matt Erpenbach, Jake Erpenbach, Mary Beyer, Becky Moke, Jessica Belitz, Abby Storm, Rachel Belitz, Dennis Duba, Daniel Duba, Will Duba, Tanner Duba, Bryan Schoeny, Tad Schoeny, and Jacob Schoeny; and ten great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, William (2008), a granddaughter, Jodeen Rollinger and a grandson-in-law, Glen Erpenbach.


None Scheduled


Saturday, September 24, 2011
10:30 AM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Paul M. & LuAnn Hofer on September 23, 2011
Dear Duane, Pearl & family,

Our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family in the death
or you mother. May Our Heavenly Father's loving arms uphold you
and comfort you as you greive, Peace as you remember how you
cared for her through these last years of her life,, and most of all
may you have much Joy as you share your precious memories of
her with other. May God Bless you Abundantly in the days
Paul & LuAnn Hofer
40525 181st St.
Doland SD
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