Alice Herrig, age 59, of Jackson, Minnesota, passed away at her residence, on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. A visitation will be held at Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson, on Friday, November 19, 2021, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. with a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. lead by Pastor Steve DeKok.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Alice Bernice Herrig was born on February 21, 1962 in Blaine, MN, the daughter of Anna Stevens and Ray Hesselgrave. She graduated from Streator Township High School in Streator, Illinois. She welcomed her first daughter into the world in Streator, IL in 1982. She eventually obtained her nursing degree and worked as a nurse early in her career. Throughout the years she returned to school to obtain other associates degrees and worked in a variety of settings. She spent some time in Louisiana where she welcomed another daughter and son into the world in 1989 and 1991. She would eventually relocate closer to family in Jackson, MN where she would settle permanently to make her home with her three children. She passed away in her home in Jackson, MN on Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 at the age of 59 years, 8 months, and 20 days.
Alice loved watching her children and grandchildren play sports and perform in dance recitals while they were growing up. She had a love for the game of softball and volunteered coaching her daughters’ youth softball teams. She could often be found at a softball, volleyball or football game, gymnastics meets and dance recitals, cheering on excitedly from the stands. She was an animal lover with a soft spot for cats and kittens. She enjoyed being creative through arts and crafts (an activity she loved to partake in with her granddaughters) and making handmade jewelry. She was also a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jackson. She had an intelligent mind and always enjoyed learning and staying up to date on current events. Her love of learning led her to return to school at various points in her life to pursue additional education in a wide range of interests. She embraced a compassionate worldview and was accepting of people from all backgrounds and walks of life, a strong value she also instilled in her children from an early age. She took great pride in being a grandma (AKA “MiMi”) to three beautiful granddaughters. Spending quality time with her granddaughters was one of the greatest joys of her life.
Alice is survived by her children, Alaina Crowell, Brenna Muñoz, and Collin Muñoz; three granddaughters, Ella, Emmersyn, and Elliot; her siblings, Jim Hesselgrave, Sandee Hesselgrave, and Caryle Veltman; as well as her niece, nephews, and cousins.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Ken Stevens, father Ray Hesselgrave, and her sister Mary Ann Hesselgrave.
Blessed be the memory of Alice Bernice Herrig, may she rest in eternal peace.