Posted 5/23/18 (Wed)
Alice Clara Serrahn passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2018. Alice was born and grew up in Madison, Minn., the second daughter of Carolyn and Reinhold Serrahn. Alice was an avid and spry basketball player in high school. While in Madison, she worked at her uncle’s soda pop factory as a “filler.”
After graduation from Madison High School, Alice relocated to Watford City, N.D., with her family, her father having improved a homestead and established a family farm there. Her father, Reinhold, thought that Alice should see the world and go to work in a different environment and after a short time in Watford City; Alice worked as a secretary in Washington, D.C., for the North Dakota senator at the time. During World War II, she then transferred to the War Department.
After the war ended, Alice relocated to Denver with her sister Sylvia for a short time to work for the U.S. Postal Service and then they both relocated to San Francisco in the late 1940s. Alice worked at the U.S. Postal Service in San Francisco and San Bruno until her retirement in 1983.
Alice enjoyed travel, bridge and mahjong, and spending time with extended family and friends. Alice was warm and caring and followed her father’s wish for her to see the world. She and Sylvia traveled to Europe, Australia and New Zealand and throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Alice was preceded in death by her sisters, Viola and Sylvia; and her brother, Clayton. She is survived by her nephew, David Serrahn; and her nephew and niece-in-law, Clay Serrahn and Karen Mendonca.
A graveside service will be held at Schafer Cemetery on May 25, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Francis Foundation in San Francisco, California.