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Alice F. Naescher

Alice Faith Naescher, age 87 of Wall, S.D., died Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at the Golden Living Center Black Hills in Rapid City.

Alice Faith was born the daughter of Walter and Rose (Chapman) Whitcher on August 25, 1923, at the family's home near Creighton, S.D., where she was raised and attended country school through the eighth grade.

She married William A. Naescher in October 1949 and to this union a daughter, Naomi Hope, was born on December 8, 1953.

William and Alice farmed and ranched 10 miles north of Wall until William passed away in 1970. Alice continued to run things on her own until she was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2004. She then sold her cattle and cut back on farming. She lived there until March 2010 when she moved to Wall. When not taking care of her Hereford cattle or farming Alice always enjoyed visiting with family and friends.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Laura Potter and her husband, Bruce, of Brandon, S.D., and Jacob Frein (Melissa) of Rapid City; four great-grandchildren, Eliza, Colt, Carsen and Wyatt; one brother Walter Whitcher, Jr. (Jenny) of Crawford, Neb.; a sister, Ruth Sharp of Rapid City; a son-in-law, Lloyd Frein (Marianne) of Philip; five step-grandchildren, Tadd Moriarty of Chicago, Ill., Vance Moriarty of Germany, Pat (Amanda) Moriarty of Rapid City, Mikal (Rian) Rasmussen of Des Moines, Iowa, and Ian Moriarty of Rapid City; one step-great-grandson, Brodi Moriarty; many nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her husband, William Naescher, on December 25, 1970; her daughter, Naomi Hope Frein, on June 20, 1990; her brother, James Whitcher; and her sister, Hope Whitcher.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 12, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Kathy Chesney officiating.

Music was provided by Dorothy Shearer, pianist, and Deanna Kammerer, vocalist. Ushers were Bill Leonard and Jerry Johannesen. Pallbearers were Gary Whitcher, Monte Whitcher, Jim Whitcher, Dennis Sharp, Mike Naescher and John Naescher.

Interment was at the Wall Cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall.

An online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com