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Obituary for Alice L. Lenser


On Thursday, May 24, 2018, the Lord called Alice L. Lenser home to heaven, at the age of 87, from Mayo Clinic Health System, in La Crosse. She was born Nov. 11, 1930, in La Crosse, to Albert and Amelia (Wedeking) Molzahn. Alice was baptized into the Christian Faith on March 29, 1931, at First Lutheran Ev. Lutheran Church in La Crosse and confirmed her faith April 2, 1944, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Barre Mills. On Dec. 4, 1951, Alice marries Eugene M. Lenser, and he preceded her in death on July 4, 1990. Alice was a wonderfully caring woman who never missed an opportunity to recognize someone’s accomplishments; the people she recognized with cards or gifts grew far beyond her immediate family. These recognitions we’re lovingly known as, “Alice gifts.” She was a longtime and active member of St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Barre Mills, spending many years serving the ladies aide. Alice also volunteered for the La Crosse Interstate Fair and the Luther High School Library, both, for over 25 years. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include five children, Sue (Dennis) Hesselberg, Deb (Chuck) Treague, Rick (Marie) Lenser, Sharon (Bob) Benedict, and Paul (Robin) Lenser; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, with three on the way; one great-great-grandchild; three nieces; three nephews; and other relatives and friends. In addition to her husband, Alice was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter; two great-great grandchildren; one brother Ted; and two sisters, Margaret and Toots. Funeral services will be at 11 am Friday, June 1, 2018, at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Barre Mills. Rev. Andrew Schultz will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm, Thursday, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Jostad Chapel, 121 N. Youlon St., West Salem, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service, Friday, at the church. Memorials are preferred to St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church, Barre Mills, or Luther High School, Onalaska. Online condolences may be sent at www.jandtfredrickson.com.