Obituary for Alice A. McHugh

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Alice Amanda McHugh, 99, of Holmen, passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at the Onalaska Care Center. She was born July 18, 1917 to Edgar and Laura (Fuhre) Jostad.
Alice married Lee Ambrose McHugh on August 27, 1938 and he preceded her in death on February 19, 2005.
Alice was a proud member of the Holmen community. She worked at the Holmen Creamery in her earlier years, served as Village Treasurer for 20 years, worked for the US Postal Service in the Holmen Office and served in the capacity of Postmaster for several years. Alice was a proud member of the Holmen American Legion Auxiliary for 71 years, and served as President in the past. She was named Parade Marshal for Holmen Kornfest in 2009, and was a member of the Sons of Norway. In her retirement years Alice enjoyed the Norwegian art of Rosmaling and graced her family with many beautiful pieces of her artwork.
Alice knew the importance of good manners and a good handshake. Whether you were coming or leaving, a quality handshake was important to her. She truly enjoyed Lutefisk, lefse, a Scrabble game, her cat, Coon Kitty and a great cup of coffee. She embraced her Norwegian heritage.
She is survived by her children Noreen A. McHugh, Casper, WY and Sharon L. McHugh of Cheyenne, WY, Mary L. (Terry) Dahlby of La Crescent, Martha L. (John) Meyer of La Crescent, and Michael E. McHugh of Holmen, a daughter-in-law, Judith I. McHugh, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren 1 great great-grandson, several nieces and nephews, and good friends Karen and Marge Alm of Casper, WY
She was preceded in death by her husband Lee, a son, John K. McHugh, her parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, February 13th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 515 N. Main Street, Holmen. The Reverend John Parr will officiate and entombment will be in the Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may visit with the family on Monday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until time of service. The Dickinson Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
The family would like to thank the Staff of Onalaska Care Center for the wonderful care and concern for Alice in the past 9 months. She truly enjoyed the friendships she made there with table mates Carol, Alvina and Jean and all of her immediate CNA’s and Nurses.
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