Memorials Are Suggested: Alice E. Liljestrand, age 91

Alice Edna Liljestrand, 91, of North Platte, Nebraska, formerly of Gothenburg, Nebraska and Brady, Nebraska, died December 5th, 2013, at Centennial Park in North Platte.

She was born on March 15th, 1922, south of Brady, daughter of Albert and Hilma (Hallstrom) Johnson.

Alice attended elementary school at South District #13 and when the family moved she went to Brady High School graduating in May 1939.

She married Vernon Liljestrand on March 14th, 1941, in North Platte. To this union two children were born, Larry and Marie.

Alice lived in numerous places such as Brady, Maywood, North Platte, a short while in Colorado and Chicago for a couple of years to take care of children. She lived in Gothenburg from 1979-1994.

Alice worked as a homemaker and loved to cook and as a dietitian at the hospital.

She was a member of Methodist Church, Brady Extention Club, Lincoln County Voting Election Board and Lions Club.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Trish) Liljestrand of North Platte; two grandchildren Lisa (Mark) Mullinax, Adam ( Denise) Liljestrand and five great-grandchildren, Kyle, Connor, Haley, Lily and Alyvia; two sisters: Maybelle Kreckeler and Ilene Blattner; three brothers: Arnold (Ruth) Johnson, Stan Johnson, George and Dorothy Johnson.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Liljestrand, daughter Marie Elaine Duis; four sisters: Helen Trusty, Louise Davis, Violet Williams and Amy Johnson; sister-in-law Ethel Johnson; brothers-in-law: Sylvester Trusty, Verlin Davis, Don Blattner, Harold and Harlan Liljestrand.

Services will be held at First United Methodist Church on December 10th, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Jeff Thurman officiating.

Interment will follow in the Gaslin Cemetery, Brady, Nebraska.

Memorials may be given to The Salvation Army, 1020 N Adams Ave, North Platte, NE 69101 or Make-A-Wish Foundation of Nebraska, 8031 W Center Rd Suite 210, Omaha, NE 68124.

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