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Alice Esbenson

March 11, 1917 - January 10, 2013


5-8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

12-2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Comstock  Lutheran Church, 2044 159th Ave S, Comstock, MN.

Prayer Service:

8:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Comstock  Lutheran Church, 2044 159th Ave S, Comstock, MN.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Alice Esbenson

March 11, 1917 - January 10, 2013


Alice H. Esbenson, 95, Comstock, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Manorcare, Fargo.

Alice was born March 11, 1917 near Hawley, Minnesota on the family farm to Julius and Annie (Hovelson) Hovelsrud.  She grew up in this area attending rural schools. 

On November 14, 1946 Alice married Larry Esbenson in Park Lutheran Church, Hawley, Minnesota.  They lived in Moorhead for a time until moving to Comstock where they raised their family.  Alice was a cook at the Comstock School for many years.  She worked at American Linen until retiring in 1988.  Larry preceded her in death in 2004.

Alice was active in the Steam Thresher Reunion at Rollag where she served as Queen for 1 year.  She was active with the quilters in Comstock as well as with ladies aid.  She loved baking with lefse as her specialty.  Alice and Larry could be found golfing and fishing.  Alice was quite a seamstress making wedding dresses for her daughters as well as doing needlework and quilts.  She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and playing bones.

Alice is survived by Annette (Mel) Heimark, Farmstead Estates, Moorhead, Arlette (Jack) Stoetzer, Fargo, Darlene Rolie, West Fargo; grandchildren, Brenda (Terry) Pendleton, Paul Stoetzer, Dean (Angela) Rolie, Jay (Teri) Rolie; great-grandchildren, Travis Rohrich, Carley Pendleton, Jordan Pendleton, C.J. Rolie, Kyle Rolie, Megan Rolie, Katlynn Rolie; great-great-grandchildren, Kali Fankhanel, Blaze Stoetzer, CeCe  Stoetzer, Nathan Rolie, and MacKinna Rolie.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson Kip Heimark and siblings Nilmar, Alpha, Cliff, Melvin, Bernice and Mae.


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  1. Ed and Louanne Hovelsrud Strom says:

    Combined Locks WisconsinDear Arlette, Annette, and Darlene,
    Both Ed and I send our condolences and want you to know that we are thinking and praying for you. We would have loved to be with you at this time. Your mom was quite a lady! Right now we’re visiting our youngest daughter, Amy, in Gilbert, AZ
    . When Amy saw your mom’s birthday picture, she remarked, “What a cute woman she is!” I remember her great cooking and spunky personality…How hard it is to think of all of the brothers and sisters gone now. Love you, Cousin Louanne

  2. Gary and Linda Hudson says:

    Mesa AZ
    Darlene and Family
    Our prayers are with you and all of your family during this time. Your mom was a special lady. May your memories of her and family times together be of comfort to you. God Bless. Gary and Linda

  3. SFC Brice (Barbara Severtson) Harris says:

    Blythewood South CarolinaAnnette/Melvin, our thougts are with you and and your family today. God Bless, and may your mother be united with your father in heaven once again. Your mother Annette would have been a wonderful lady to have known if ever I had met her. Barbie has wonderful memories about her as she reflected about her when Barb was a little girl.

    Our thoughts are with you in South Carolina and here at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo

    Brice/Barbie Harris

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