Alice Ruth Salisbury, age 92 of Alma, passed away on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center, Wabasha. She was born on October 25, 1925, in Winona, the daughter of Harry and Helen (Goss) Laufenburger, who operated the store and Post Office in Homer, MN. She was baptized in the Methodist Church in Homer. The family moved to Alma, WI in January of 1930. Alice graduated from Alma High School in 1943 and then attended Winona Secretarial School. She was employed as a secretary in the office of Winona County Attorney, W. Kenneth Nissen from 1944 to 1949.
On June 25, 1949 she was united in marriage to Ray Salisbury at St. Marten's Lutheran Church in Winona. Alice moved back to Alma with Ray in January of 1951. In 1955, they purchased a farm south of Alma. In 1967, they sold the farm, but kept 12 acres where they built a new house. They resided there until 1986 when they moved to the apartments in Alma.
Alice was employed as a secretary in the Alma Area Schools for 16 years. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and their WELCA women's group. She was a past president and 50 year member. Alice was also a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary and held all of the elective offices.
Alice was an avid bowler and golfer and enjoyed all sports. She and Ray enjoyed the many trips made in their camper, visits to their children, and ten years spent in Texas and Arizona during their retirement.
Alice will be sadly missed by her sons, Lee of Alma, Mark of High Point, NC and Kevin (Amy) of Mount Pleasant, MI; granddaughters, Nina and Maura both of Madison; grandsons, Cal and Carson all of Mount Pleasant, MI ; great-grandson, Damien; nephew, Ken Miller; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; sister, Irene Turner; niece, Marian Anderson.
A memorial service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church, Alma on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 12:00 Noon with an hour visitation prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, Alice requested that memorial donations be made to the Alma Library or St. John Memorial Fund.