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Pieper, Alene Frances 1921-2011

PIEPER, RAIBIKIS, FITZGERALD, EDINGTON, SOUTHMAYD, HOPKINS

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Date: 9/28/2017 at 18:50:59

Alene Frances Pieper
Stuart, Iowa
Jan 11, 1921 - May 3, 2011 (Age 90)

Alene Frances Pieper, 90, of Stuart, Iowa passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at the Stuart Community Care Center. A Funeral Mass will be held 9:00 A.M. Saturday May 7th at the All Saints Catholic Church in Stuart. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery following the services. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M. Friday at the Cultural Center in Stuart where a rosary will be recited at 8:30 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alene Pieper Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be left at www.johnsonfamilyfuenralhome.com.

Alene was born January 11, 1921 to Frank and Eleanor Raibikis in Stanton, Nebraska. She graduated from Stuart High School in 1938. She was united in marriage to Marvin Pieper on May 7, 1941. Today would have been their 70th wedding anniversary. Alene and Marvin lived north of Stuart where they farmed and raised their family. Alene enjoyed substitute teaching and it was always a bonus when one of her grandchildren was a member of the class. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters and the Diocesan Pastoral Council. A highlight of her life was receiving Communion from Pope John Paul II at the Living History Farms in 1979. Alene was an avid bowler and enjoyed traveling to the state bowling tournaments. She was also a regular at bingo in Anita and at All Saints. Alene and Marvin took many trips, traveling abroad to Lithuania, China, Rome, Russia, Ireland, Denmark, Switzerland and England. Alene loved and cared for her many grandchildren. She was known for playing practical jokes on any unsuspecting member of her family.

Alene was preceded in death by her husband Marvin; parents; two brothers Leonard and Frank Raibikis and one sister Eugenia Hopkins.

She is survived by her children, Paul (Sharon) Pieper of Stuart; Kathryn (Eugene) Fitzgerald of Stuart; Annette (Embree) Edgington of Waukee; Lori (Jerry) Southmayd of Pella; Leo (Jeri) Pieper of Stuart, Marty (Sandy) Pieper of Adel; David (Diana) Pieper of West Des Moines; 20 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.

Alene spent the last two years of her life at the Evergreens in the Community Care Center. She was loved by all and will be missed greatly. (Arrangements: Johnson Family Funeral Home Stuart). ~ The Des Moines (IA) Register Thur 5 May 2011.


 

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