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Alice H. (Slindee) Lehrke

February 13, 2023 | 11 comments

Alice H. (Slindee) Lehrke, age 77, of LaCrosse, passed away on February 12, 2023. She was born on October 29, 1945 to Harris and Vera (Dingeldein) Slindee. She married the love of her life, Frederick “Fritz” Lehrke on June 10, 1967 in La Crosse. They were married 21 years. Alice loved the Lord and her desire was for all her family to hear the good news of Salvation. She found fulfillment in her early years playing piano at church and later in life she taught Sunday School. Alice loved to read, especially books about the End Times. She was an intelligent woman who seemed to know the answers to everything whether it was history, definitions of words or family genealogy and stories. She could have been a Jeopardy champion. She had a passion for crafts like needlepoint and painting. She had a special bond with her sister Iris. The last several years they grew even closer and shared stories, pains and trials of life and lots of laughter. She enjoyed fishing and spending time at her daughter’s home and found her greatest joy in her grandchildren who she loved with all her heart. Before retirement, Alice held various positions with the State of Wisconsin and was also an Accredited Records Technician and Medical Transcriptionist. She is survived by her daughter Janet (Todd) Weihrouch and grandchildren Matthew, Ella and Ethan of Melrose; sister Iris Litsheim of La Crosse; nieces Sally (Greg) Inda of Onalaska, and Susie Slindee of La Crosse, nephews Jack and Eric Litsheim of La Crosse; stepchildren Judith George-Vaughn of Las Vegas, John Lehrke of New Amsterdam, David Lehrke of La Crosse and Patricia Lehrke-Rumppe of Blair. Alice was preceded in death by her husband Fritz; parents Harris and Vera Slindee; brothers Harlin and Kenneth Slindee; brother-in-law Jack Litsheim, a niece Debbie Slindee, and stepsons James, Wayne, Richard, Robert and Joe Lehrke.
The family would like to thank Hope Stay Assisted Living for their loving and wonderful care of Alice the past couple of months. Thank you to Rina Oliveira for your friendship to Alice; you were not only her friend, but also her advocate. Thank you to Pauline Prelozni for the many years she helped Alice and the friendship they shared. Many thanks to hospice nurse Mary Peterson, who went way beyond what was expected; your compassion and care brought our family much comfort.
Funeral services will be held at The Gathering Place (Coulee Cremation Group), 133 Mason Street, Onalaska on Thursday, February 16th . Visitation is at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Pastor Rick Cooney will be officiating. Final resting place will be at Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum in La Crosse.


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  1. Eileen Ruth Waller

    I had no idea your mother was so accomplished each and everyone’s memory of her becomes a treasure to keep in your hearts and pass on to future generations. Assurance for the family that she is in pain no longer and that she is with Jesus just watching and waiting for her family. love and prayers that you will get comfort from God and a peace which passeth all understanding

  2. Lori (Krueger) Sekol

    Janet, we are sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. From my recollection as a young child and teenager, your mother, Alice was a very loving & caring woman. I know she loved the Lord and was faithful to church. Praying for your family during this difficult transition. May God give comfort.

  3. Christine Valentine

    Alice was a sweet lady who was kind to all. I’ll remember her laugh and her smile that would light up a room..

  4. Haley Bivona

    You will be dearly missed Alice. I’m glad I got to take care of you the times that I did. You will be forever in our hearts. Love you forever!

  5. Haley Bivona

    You will be dearly missed Alice. I’m glad I got to take care of you the times that I did. You will be forever in our hearts. Love you forever!

  6. Joan Slindee

    Alice was a very special lady. She was sweet, kind and very much believed in The Lord. She inspired me, made me laugh, and will always be remembered. I loved her like the sister I never had. Alice was one of the first people that I met when I moved to LaCrosse from Texas. We worked together at LaCrosse Public Library for alot of years. In fact it was through her that I met her brother Harlin and maried him. We shared his loss. Now they are together again with The Lord. Alice I love you and miss you. Joan

  7. Gail Saltz

    Hi Janet,
    So sorry to hear about Alice. I think if you often and miss the good times. I will let Ruth know. I don’t know how to get ahold of Lisa.
    Take care,
    Gail Saltz
    Your other Mom!!!

  8. Joyce/Mark Moldenhauer

    Janet and family,
    Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of your dear mother. We are sorry for your loss.

  9. Tracey Stanton

    We’re so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing, Janet. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  10. Susie Black

    Janet and family.
    So sorry to hear about your Mom. Feel my hug.

  11. Terry Lee Loper

    Terry Lee Loper,

    I somehow am related to the Dingledine’s as I was told. There are members buried in Stoddard cem next to my grandma/pa and other members of the family.

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