Alice Hickok, 82, of Lake Bronson, Minnesota passed away at Altru
Hospital in Grand Forks on Friday evening, February 15th, 2013. Alice
Hickok was born in Edgeley North Dakota on April 15th, 1930 to the
parents of Charles and Mary Hickok. She resided in Lake Bronson, MN
where she spent her remaining years. Alice worked at the Community
Coffee Cup Cafe, the Lake Bronson Drive-In, the Karlstad Hospital,
and had many babysitting jobs. She was a member of the Lake Bronson
Covenant Church. She lived with best friend, her sister Mary
Blomquist, until Mary’s passing in 2007. She spent her last 7 years
in her own apartment which she took great pride in and loved dearly.
Alice, otherwise known as Alley Op, always enjoyed a good laugh and
had a smile on her face. She looked forward to every minute she could
spend with her family and friends. Alice enjoyed watching the MN
Twins baseball games. This was the only time that everyone knew they
needed to be quiet and not talk for she didn’t want to miss a single
detail of the game. She enjoyed playing canasta and would often be
the lucky one who always got all the wilds which made her the best
partner! She had been known to play cards with her sister, Mary
Blomquist, till the wee hours of the morning. Alice enjoyed playing
bingo at the Lake Bronson Senior Center and surrounding towns. She
wasn’t as lucky at bingo as she was canasta. She was a long standing
member of T.O.P.S which met every Monday at her house and she enjoyed
the friendship of the ladies.
Alice was a kind soul who was always optimistic about life and
enjoyed the little things that people often overlook. She had an
enormous heart that was very loving and nurturing. She always spent
time listening to you and showing that she cared. Because of her,
many people’s lives have been touched and their lives will never be
Alice Lorraine Hickok died in Grand Forks ND at Altru surrounded by
family and friends on February 15th, 2013. She is survived by sister
Shirley Gunnerson and brother George Hickok. She is survived by
several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, great-great
nieces, great-great nephews; and special friend, Dorothy Bergh.
Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
at10:00 a.m. in the Community Covenant Church at Lake Bronson.
Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery, Lake Bronson. Rev. Gary
Barrett, presiding; Marjorie Hawk, soloist and Barb Staie, pianist.
Honorary casket bearers will be family and friends. Visitation will
be held at the church on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. with a
prayer service at 7:00 p.m. and for one hour prior to the funeral
service. The Austin Funeral Home of Hallock was in charge of