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Alice E. (Bailey) Daffinrud

December 1, 1917 ~ June 11, 2019 (age 101)

Alice E. Daffinrud, age 101, of Albert Lea, MN, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the Good Samaritan center in Albert Lea. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Bonnerup Funeral Service with a visitation beginning one hour prior. Rev. Shane Koepke will officiate. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea. Alice was born on December 1, 1917, in Thief River Falls, MN to Adolf and Victoria (Olson) Bailey. She went to school in Albert Lea and graduated from Albert Lea High School. On October 30, 1938, Alice married Howard Jacobson in Freeborn. To this union, their son, Rodney was born. Alice spent 12 years working for Wilson’s Meat Packing Plant. Much of her professional life was spent at Cornick Nursing Home where she spent 20 years as a cook and another 20 years as a housekeeper, she also cleaned private homes for many years. Alice’s husband, Howard, passed away at the age of 59. In 1976, Alice was wed to her second husband, George Daffinrud, at Freeborn Congregational Church. George passed away the next year. Alice was honored to be the oldest member of Grace Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. Spending 52 years on the Altar Guild, Alice also taught Sunday School and was involved in many church activities. Alice loved bowling gardening and being involved in the Eagles where she volunteered and was on the marching drill team for many years. She also loved polka music and her many trips up north fishing. Alice is survived by her son, Rodney (Alice), of Albert Lea, MN; special niece Barb Gilman, grandchildren: Denise (David) Schlarbaum, Gwen (David) Jacobson, Heather (Mark) Jacobson, Lee (Mao) Jacobson; great-grandchildren: Sandy (Zack) Alexander, Ellen (Jared) Hernandez, Hanna Moran, Justin Moran, great-great grandchildren: Grayson, Lola, Kein, Damon and Benjamin; her sister-in-law, Jane Bailey, of Aurora, MN; and many other nieces and nephews. Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Adolf and Victoria; her husband, Howard, in 1971; her husband, George, in 1977; her siblings: Muriel Cornick (Field), Robert Bailey, Morton Bailey, and Lillian Christ (Gene); granddaughter, Jesse Rae; and great-great grandson Grant.

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