Alice Fladhammer passed away peacefully on April 15 with her children at her bedside. She had been suffering from Dementia for several years.
Alice Helen Kildal was born in Shevlin, MN on August 27, 1933 to Hans and Annie (Bye) Kildal. The family eventually moved to Fosston, and Alice graduated from Fosston High School in 1951.
She was united in marriage to Kenneth Fladhammer in 1954 and in the late 1960’s they adopted their children, Brian and Kristi. The couple was in business in Fisher and Warren for several years, and in 1975 they moved to Pembina, ND, both working for Motor Coach Industries. They transferred to California in 1980, settling in Oakdale.
Alice was an Avon Representative for 30 years. She enjoyed visiting with her customers and many of them became valued friends. After Kenneth’s passing in 1991, Alice joined Widowed Person’s Services (WPS) in Modesto. She became a longtime member/board member of the Modesto Chapter. She also founded a chapter in Oakdale. She believed that it was important to pass on the support and friendship that she had received to others that were newly widowed. The people that she met within the organization became some of her closest and most treasured friends.
She leaves behind two children and six grandchildren. Son, Brian (Dayna) Fladhammer of Wauconda, Il and their children: Charles, Katherine, Thomas and Grace. Daughter, Kris (Stan) Adams, of Livermore, CA and their children: Jeremy and Jason. Also surviving is one sister-in-law, Margaret Kildal of Fosston, MN.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Fladhammer; brothers Olaf, Elden, Helmer, Kenneth and an infant brother; and sisters-in-law Naomi Kildal, Grace Kildal and Lucille (Kildal) Strickland.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Oakdale Memorial Chapel at 11 a.m. on June 22, 2017.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader
June 21, 2017