Alice H. Griswold

Alice H. Griswold, age 89, of Kadoka, died Friday, October 29, 2004, at the home of her daughter and son in-law, Fayola and James Mansfield in Kadoka.

Visitation will be held 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 5, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Kadoka, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Saturday.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 6, at the Belvidere Community Church, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Music will be provided by Syd Iwan, pianist, and John Kaiser, vocalist. Ushers will be Oliver Willert and Gary Petras. Pallbearers will be Wenton, Mark and Tim Peters, Gerry West, Jerry and Jim Willert.

Interment will be at the Belvidere Cemetery. Rush Funeral Chapel of Kadoka is in charge of the arrangements.

Alice H. Peters was born April 7, 1915, on a farm in Aurora County, near White Lake, SD, the daughter of Otto C. and Sophia (Sprick) Peters. As a child she moved with her parents to a farm northwest of

Belvidere, SD. She started school in a rural school in that area until about the fifth grade when the family returned to the Stickney area.

Alice graduated from Stickney High School in 1933. As a young girl she worked as a clerk in the Sprick Store before moving to Corvallis, OR, where she spent summers working for her uncle, John Sprick. She returned to Stickney where she worked part of the time and spent the rest of the time helping her father on the farm-ranch northwest of Belvidere.

Alice was united in marriage to Charles E. Griswold on January 17, 1940, in Alexandria, SD. They made their home in rural Stickney until moving to their own farm-ranch northwest of Belvidere which they established in the mid 1940s. They farmed and ranched in that community all their married life. After Charles' death in April 1974, Alice continued to farm and ranch until retiring in the early 1990s. She continued to reside on the farm-ranch until January 2000 when, due to health reasons, she moved into the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Fayola and James Mansfield.

Alice was a member of the Belvidere Community Church and served as assessor for the Indian Creek Township for many years.

Grateful for having shared her life include a daughter, Fayola Mansfield and her husband, James, of Kadoka; two sons, Mervin Griswold and his wife, Lori, of Gillette, WY, and Verlin Edward Griswold of Missoula, MT; seven grandchildren, Alison Davis and her husband, Michael, of Osage, WY, Aaron Mansfield and his wife, Michelle, of Kadoka, DeAnna Hauge and her husband, Mikel, of Aberdeen, Melanie Ruby and her husband, Parker, of Idaho Falls, ID, Sarah Griswold and Lesley Griswold of Gillette, and Bradley Griswold and his wife, Amber, of Missoula, MT; one step-granddaughter, Natalie McKeown, of Gillette; four great-grandchildren, Thomas Davis, Breanna and Bailey Hauge, and Haley Grace Hoffman; one step-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband Charles, Alice was preceded in death by two grandchildren in infancy; her parents; and two brothers, Lovell and Elmer Peters.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials directed to the Belvidere Community Church.