Funeral services were held on January 31st at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, with Pastor Larry Nilson officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Cemetery at rural Meriden.Boothby Funeral Home in Chreokee was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Alice was born April 27, 1932 on the family farm north of Cleghorn to Lester and Grace (Gilbert) Kirchoff. She was baptized at the Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Marcus, Iowa and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus. Alice graduated from Cleghorn High school in 1950, and was married to Leonard Cedar on March 5, 1955 in Marcus, Iowa. Alice lived in Cherokee from 2003 until her death. Prior to this, she lived in Aurelia and also on various farms in Cherokee County.
Alice worked at the Cleghorn State Bank from 1950 until 1955, and then at Swanson's Warehouse in Cherokee for several years. She later worked as a Nurse's Aide at Sunset Knoll Retirement Home in Aurelia for 20 years.
Alice was affiliated with Mt. Olive Baptist Church in rural Aurelia, and was also a member of the United Federated Women's Club, the Red Hat Society, various Church circles and a Birthday Club.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lester Kirchoff; her husband Leonard on May 12, 2003; and two brothers-in-law,Vernon Wester and Maynard Cedar.
She is survived by her mother, Grace Kirchoff of Cherokee; her four children: Allan Cedar of Aurelia, Cheryl Peterson and her husband Kurt of Aurelia, Brian Cedar of Cherokee, and Julia Cedar and her special friend Steve Wharton of Cherokee; 12 grandchildren: Josh Cedar and his wife Kristin of Cherokee, Ia.; Nick Cedar of Abbyville, La.; Cody Cedar and his special friend Katie Lockwood of Aurelia; Justin Peterson and his wife Debbie of Aurelia; Kolin Peterson and his special friend, Emily Sonksen, of Cedar Falls; Paige & Adam Cedar of Cherokee; Anna, Ashley, Evan, Christopher and Cara Wharton of Cherokee; one great granddaughter, Maeryn Cedar; one sister, Arlene Cedar and her husband Richard of Larrabee; one brother, Virgil Kirchoff of Waterloo, Il.; a sister-in-law, Ruby Wester of Marcus, Ia.; two aunts, Dorothy Clow and her husband Bud of Cherokee and Ida Ohlendorf of Taylorsville, NC.; and several nieces and nephews.