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Alice Straub, 77

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Alice Mae (Ray) Straub (nee Gulbranson), age 77, of Ellsworth, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010, at River Falls Area Hospital.

She was born in Ellsworth on May 23, 1933, daughter of Sigurd and Dorothy (Jenson) Gulbranson. Alice married Donald Ray Oct. 8, 1955; he died in 1985. She later married Carl Straub on Dec. 27, 1990; he died in 2001.

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Alice worked as a seamstress. She enjoyed reading and making quilts but most of all, she enjoyed the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Alice is survived by her daughters, Kim (Melvin Sieg) Gipford, Patricia (Joe Ortwerth) Patton, Laurie (Gary) Westerberg, and Teri Ray; three step-children, Steve (Mary) Straub, Kristi Straub, and Todd (Anita) Straub; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Walter Gulbranson.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands; parents; and two brothers and one sister, Neil, Clarice, and Sherman Gulbranson.

Funeral services for Alice will be 7 p.m. Monday, June 21, at English Lutheran Church in Ellsworth with Reverend Valerie Peterson officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. until the time of the services at church on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Alice's name to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hillfuneralservice.com. Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Ellsworth is assisting the family with arrangements.

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