Alice Mary Dumpert was born to Adam Dumpert and Fredericka Menke Dumpert on September 24, 1903, at Exeter and passed away January 8, 1989, at Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln, at the age of 85 years, 3 months. She was one of 12 children in the family.
She grew up on the family farm east of Exeter. She went to St. Stephen's School in Exeter.
She spent over 30 years as housekeeper for Monsignor William Murphy, living at parishes in Center, Fall City, Minden and Ashland, Nebraska. When Msgr. died in 1966, Alice moved to Lincoln and lived at Sacred Heart Convent where she served as cook for the Sisters who taught there.
Her life was devoted to her faith and her family. She was the "Good Samaritan" in the family always ready and happy to go and stay with a parent or brother or sister, whether they were recovering from an illness, moving or just needed a companion.
Her last few years were spent in her first home of her own, an apartment in Lincoln, where she enjoyed her family and friends. She died on January 8, 1989 and her brother William of Exeter died the following day, January 9.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Sophia and Emma; brothers Felix and Paul. Note: Brother William died January 9, 1989.
She is survived by sisters, Mrs. Clifford (Edith) Geis and Margaret Hall, both of Lincoln; brothers Leo Dumpert of Friend and Martin Dumpert of Chandler, Arizona; and nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted from Farmer Funeral Home, Exeter, due to church construction, on Wednesday, January 11, with the Rt. Rev. Monsignor Ingenhorst officiating. Henrietta Harre accompanied Mrs. James Rassette who sang.
Pallbearers were Leonard Steinauer, Robert Dumpert, Tom Dumpert, Gary Dumpert, Bernard Geis, Donald Geis and Larry Hall.
Interment was in the Exeter Cemetery with Farmer Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Memorials are directed to St. Stephen's Church Building Fund, Exeter, Nebraska.
CARD OF THANKS
The family of Alice Dumpert wishes to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to the many relatives and friends who extended their sympathy and remembered her and us with their thoughts and prayers.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Geis and Family
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