Sioux City

Alice F. Schenzel, 80, of Sioux City, passed away Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at a local hospital after a short illness.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Meyer Brothers Morningside Chapel, 6200 Morningside Ave. Private burial will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered online at

Alice was born on April 14, 1937, in Villisca, Iowa, to Harry W. and Rosa H. (Patton) Thompson. She moved to Sioux City with her family in 1950 and attended Central High School.

On Dec. 12, 1953, she married Duane D. Schenzel in Sioux City. Alice worked at various restaurants as a dishwasher. She later became an in-home day care provider for her grandkids and others. In her spare time, Alice loved sewing, quilting and embroidery. Duane passed away on Feb. 1, 2005, in Sioux City.

Survivors include her children, Mike (Deb) Schenzel of Hinton, Iowa, Brad (Betty) Schenzel of Aurora, Colo., Bonnie (James) Fields of Sioux City, Cheryl (Rich) Hesse of Hinton, Arleen (Denny) Bowers of Sioux City, and Paige (Steve) Hesse of Sioux City; 20 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren and another arriving in February.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant daughter, LuAnn; 8-year-old son, Dean; and four brothers.

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