Alice Judy Giefer, 74, of Hastings Minnesota died at her home on July 14, 2022. She was born on December 14, 1947 to Otis and Norma Nelson in Rochester, MN. as the ninth of 15 children. She grew up in Stewartville MN, where Alice graduated from high school in 1965. Alice later moved to Minneapolis where she lived in an all-girls dorm with a friend and made memories that she has spoken fondly of. the rest of his life. It was in Minneapolis that Alice met Wayne Giefer.
Alice and Wayne fell in love and married on July 22, 1967, and welcomed their first child, Lori, in January 1968. In 1969, the young family moved to Montana. Later that year, the family moved back to Minnesota before welcoming their second child, Jason, in March 1970. After purchasing land in Vermillion, MN, the Giefers built a home where they spent 35 years. families raising many assorted pets and cultivating their extensive vegetable and flower gardens.
Alice has had many different jobs throughout her life, but her two favorites were working at the Hastings Farmer’s Market and being a grandmother. Alice provided childcare for her granddaughter Nora during her early years.
In 2011, after 42 years of marriage, Wayne passed away. Soon after, Alice moved to Hastings proper and achieved the goal of living within the confines of delivering pizza. Alice became a grandmother again in 2013 when Harris was born to Jason and his wife Jill.
Alice was a spit with a quick wit who loved people, especially children. She made friends wherever she went and enjoyed chatting about anything and everything. She is predeceased by her parents, Norma and Otis, her husband, Wayne, her siblings, Henry, David, Marilyn, Jimmy and Peter. She is survived by her daughter Lori, her son Jason, her stepdaughter Jill and her grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life Alice(is) In Wonderland will be held at her home on Sunday, July 24 from 1-4 p.m. Fancy/tea party style dress encouraged.
1771 Place Carleton