Alice Cristene nee' Skaufel Ellis, born January 17, 1939, in Carpio, North Dakota, to Birger and Ruth Skaufel. She died Saturday, October 17, 2009, about 6:30 pm. She was received into God's Kingdom through the waters of Holy Baptism on June 15, 1939, at First Lutheran Church in Carpio, ND, and was confirmed in her baptismal faith on November 1, 1952. She lived most of her life in Minot, ND. She had been previously a member of Zion Lutheran in Minot, ND, and Prince of Peace, Phoenix, AZ, before moving to Clarksville and becoming a member here at Grace in 1995.
She is survived by three children, sons Bob and Don Gilbertson, and daughter Vicki Colwell, by ten grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, her sister Verna Schoeberg, and brothers James, Bill, & Larry Skaufel.
Burial will be in Sherwood, North Dakota with a Memorial Service here at Grace, Saturday, October 31, at 1 pm. Memorials are to Grace Lutheran Church Ministry Scholarship Fund.