Alice June Amenhauser (nee Wacker) passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 13, 2019. The cause of death was a very long and well lived life - she was 101 years old. Alice was born in Cleveland on June 22, 1917. During her childhood she lived on farms in Southern Lorain County and attended Wellington Schools and graduated from high school in Nova/New London. During the late 1930’s, Alice moved to Cleveland, where she worked and studied at Western Reserve University.
In the early 1940’s, Alice’s brother, Perry Wacker and his wife, Arlene introduced her to Arlene’s brother, Nelson Amenhauser. On July 5, 1944, Alice and Nelson were married in Elyria and within a few years they moved to the old Amenhauser homestead in Russia Township near Oberlin where they lived for the next 50 plus years.
Alice was active in many organizations. She had a wide variety of interests. Some of Alice’s attributes were her endless curiosity, her openness, her faith and her readily apparent sincere interest and concern for others
Alice was the last of her generation from two large families.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson (2002) and parents, Sylvia "Mabel" and Louis "Lou" Wacker and her siblings and their spouses, Beth Wacker, Irma (Al) Line, Perry (Arlene) Wacker, Roy (Evelyn) Wacker and Wade (Ruth) Wacker.
Alice is survived by her daughter, Sylvia Dongieux of Seattle, Washington and her son, Conrad Amenhauser of Genoa City, Wisconsin. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and their families. There will be a private family graveside service with burial next to Nelson, her husband of nearly 60 years in Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst. In honor of Alice’s wishes for "my last party", there will be a memorial service for both Alice and Nelson at Grace Lutheran Church of Oberlin this summer.
Arrangements were handled locally by The Cowling Funeral Home of Oberlin.