Alice M. Henschel

Alice M. (Fosse) Henschel, 95, died on Saturday January 28, 2006, at the Bennett County Nursing Home in Martin, SD.

She was born to Roynald Fosse and Sigrid (Running) Fosse on October 20, 1910, in Haakon County, SD. She and her family lived on a farm near Hilland, SD, where she attended church and school. She graduated from Central High School in Rapid City, after which she attended Normal School in Spearfish. She received her teaching certificate and began her teaching career at Interior. Miss Fosse taught in several schools in the area, including the Lessert School and Martin School, where she held administrative positions as well.

Alice married Harry Henschel on June 7, 1948. Alice became a loving stepmother to Harry’s two children, Darlene and Edward.

They farmed west of Martin for many years. Harry and Alice enjoyed harness horse racing. Harry owned, trained and drove horses throughout the United States and Canada. Alice liked traveling with the horses and going south during the winter months. Other activities she enjoyed were dancing, playing cards, cooking, bowling, ceramics and entertaining in their home.

She was an active member of the Retired Teachers Association, Extension Club, Kensington, Senior Citizens, Lindsay Memorial Presbyterian Church, and a 50 year member of Eastern Star. She was a wonderful homemaker. Alice was a elegant lady, and a role model to her family.

Alice is survived by Darlene (Henschel) Pich and Robert Pich and their children, Tress Pich, Connie Pich, Helen Babl, and Patty Pourier; Edward and Nadine (Belmont) Henschel and their children, Carmen Livermont, Kim Harris, Tom Henschel and Freida Henschel; 15 great grand children and eight great-great grandchildren; and two special nieces, Dena (Fosse) Hunt and Kathy (Fosse) Kampfe.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Henschel, a nephew, Delane Fosse, a brother, Ted Fosse, a sister-in-law, Vi Fosse, and two great-grandchildren, Kellan Harris and Brady Livermont.

Family visitation will be at the Bennett Co. Funeral Service in Martin from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2006. Followed by services at the Lindsey Memorial Presbyterian Church, at 1:00 p.m. with interment at the Martin Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to the church basement after burial for refreshments.

A memorial fund has been established at the Security First Bank in Martin, SD. Family suggested memorials are Bennett County Nursing Home, Bennett County Senior Citizen Center and Lindsay Memorial Presbyterian Church.