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Alice Helena (De Groot) Jasper

April 30, 1921 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 97)

Alice Helena (De Groot) Jasper was born  April 30, 1921 to Harm John and Aaltje “Alice”(Koedam) at her parent’s farm home at Edgerton, MN.  She attended country school District #43, grades 1-8.  She helped area neighbors with child care and housework.  Alice married Vernon (Bud) Jasper on September 15, 1941 in her parent’s home near Edgerton.  They lived in Texas and southern California for a short time, then moved to a farm north of Edgerton.  Later they moved to a dairy farm near Trosky where they raised their family and lived until retirement in June of 1978.  Bud and Alice wintered in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas for several years.  Vernon died April 2, 1994.  In 2008 Alice moved into an apartment at Edgebrook.  She moved to Edgebrook Care Center on September 19, 2018.  Alice passed away on Thursday, October 4, 2018.  Alice volunteered in the World Home Bible League Thrift Store in Worthington which she really enjoyed and continued until her 96th birthday.  She was a member of Bethel Christian Reformed Church, Edgerton and the American Legion  Post #42 Auxiliary. 

Alice Jasper's family

Merle and Carolyn Jasper of Pipestone, MN
    Lisa and Brad Van Heuvelen - Brooke (Jon Heeringa), Ross, Scott
    Michael and Ashley Jasper - Ava, Breely
    Corey and Brooke Van Essen - Cameron
    Christine and Darrick Neugebauer - Elle
Joan (Jasper) True of Augusta, Maine
    Nathan and Jandrea True
Duane and Sue Jasper of Jasper, MN
    Valerie and Chad Mollema - Taylor
    Luann and David Gunnink - Edward “Bud”
    Teresa and Richard II Whipple - Richard III, Oliver, Isabell, Jasper
Sylvia (Jasper) and Ken Van’t Hul of Inwood, Iowa
    Ben and Blythe Van’t Hul - Karlie, Lincoln, Cash
    Jeremy and Alyson Van’t Hul - Kennedy, Clayton, Kory
Eugene and Kathy Jasper of Edgerton, MN
    Ingrid and Ryan Wielenberg - Lane, Evelyn
    Emily Jasper
    Jessica Jasper
11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren
Survived by sisters: Nellie Brink, Mayme (Art) Spronk, LaVonne (Allen) Walhof; one brother: Frank De Groot
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Leslie Jasper, one granddaughter, Lila Van Essen, one grandson, Alex True, one sister, Grace (De Groot) Roskamp, two brothers, Hemet De Groot and Albertus De Groot

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