Friday, Dec. 25
Alice Lorraine Skalland was born on April 4, 1924 at Garretson to Isaac and Nana (Olson) Skalland. She graduated from Garretson High School in 1941. She attended Augustana College and the Sioux Valley Hospital School of Nursing and became a registered nurse in 1945.
On Dec. 16, 1945 she was united in marriage to Lester K. Brue at Split Rock Lutheran Church, rural Brandon. They lived on the family farm between Parker and Hurley. She worked for many years as an RN at Freeman Community Hospital. In 1987 she and Lester retired to Mesa, Ariz. and enjoyed many years there before returning to Sioux Falls. She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Hurley, First Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls and Trinity Lutheran Church, Madison.
Grateful for having shared her life are three daughters, Peggy (Brent) Brown, Fort Worth, Texas; Corrine (Greg White) Brue, Austin, Texas and Jan (Glen) Enright, Madison; a son- in-law Bill Aeschlimann, Vermillion; nine grandchildren, Kristin, Eric, Chad, Brian, Craig, Jessica, Joel, Daniel and Hannah and five great-grandchildren, Sydney, Tyler, Isabel, Dash and Tanner. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Lester in 2010, daughter Karol, granddaughter-in-law, Laura and three brothers, Norman, Irron and Roger.
Family committal services were held at the Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hurley with a celebration of life memorial service to be held at a later date.
Funeral arrangements by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the Alice Skalland Brue Endowed Nursing Scholarship at Augustana University.