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May 25, 1936 - January 22, 2019

Alice Mae Kimber was born on May 25, 1936 to Joe and Mary (Saueressig) Muchow of Luana, Iowa, the fourth of five children.  She attended area schools prior to meeting and marrying Charles (Chuck) Kimber on December 22, 1954.  At that time she moved to the Burr Oak, Iowa area, where she and Chuck raised six children on their family farm.

Alice shared in the farming operation and when they had spare time, they both enjoyed many hours fishing on the Mississippi River as well family time playing cards and games.

Alice was also active in her church lady’s group, helping with quilting, rug making and doing embroidery.  Many of her dish towel sets were sold at the Burr Oak Lutheran church bazaars over the years.

Upon retirement from farming, Chuck and Alice moved to Canton, Minnesota, where they shared a home until Chuck’s passing on March 30, 2013.

Sometime after, Alice moved to the Harmony Care Center, Harmony, Minnesota, where she made many friends and shared her embroidery and coloring projects with other residents and staff as well as her family.  She greatly enjoyed activity time, especially playing Sparkle with her fellow residents.

Alice resided in the Harmony Care Center until her death on January 22, 2019.

Alice is survived by children Debra Douglas, Flower Mound, TX; Barb (Brad) Kerns, Canton, MN; Loren Kimber, Lansing, IA; Steve (Jean) Kimber, Cresco, IA; Al Kimber, Wichita, KS and Linda Kimber, Rochester, MN; grandchildren Chris (Ana) Moore, Denton, TX; Scott Moore, (Allyson Harbour), Lewisville, TX; Jennifer Rhodes, (Mike James), Alvord, TX; Cassie Olson (Brandon Nord), Mabel, MN; Jordan (Katie) Kerns, Preston, MN; Marie Kimber, Postville, IA; Kristy Kimber, Waukon, IA; Valarie Kimber, Waukon, IA; Lori Kimber, Elkader, IA; Nicole Kimber, (Pete Schnitzler) Cresco, IA; Ryan Kimber, (Lauren Sharp), Ridgeway, IA; Evan Kimber, (Alyssa Botkin) Dassel, MN; Amanda (Travis) Nesburg, Cresco, IA; Matthew Kimber, (Madysen Huffman), Wichita, KS and Emily Kimber, Wichita, KS as well as 24 great grandchildren.

She is also survived by one brother, Donald (Linda) Muchow, Postville, IA and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.
Our family would like to express our sincere thanks to the staff of the Harmony Care Center for their care and kindness.

Funeral services will be 7:00 PM Friday, February 1st at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak, Iowa with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating.  Fellowship will be in the church basement following the service. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Friday prior to services at the church. 

Burial will be 10 am Saturday, February 2nd in the Burr Oak Cemetery. 

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