Alice M. Povich, age 82, of the Cedar Grove House-Pinecrest Medical Care Facility (formerly of Bayview Manor, Gladstone), died Friday afternoon September 19, 2008 at the Cedar Grove House following a lengthy illness with MS.
Alice was born April 3, 1926 in Iron River, MI the daughter of Walter and Julia (Turoski) Dabeck. She was raised in Iron River and she was a 1944 graduate of the Iron River High School. Following graduation she moved to Milwaukee and later she returned to her hometown of Iron River. Alice has lived in Gladstone since 1989.
Alice was a member of the All Saints Church in Gladstone and she enjoyed watching classic movies and playing bingo. Alice was always up to a challenging game of Scrabble and she was seldom beaten. She also enjoyed making crafts and she was an accomplished seamstress.
Alice is survived by:
2 Sons: Louis (Ginger) Povich of Wetmore, MI; Thomas (Carolyn) Povich of Gladstone, MI
1 Daughter: Julie (Ted) Dahlstrom of Rock, MI
1Brother: Walter Dabeck of Manitowac, WI
3 Sisters: Mary Ann Fritch of Lansing, MI; Pauline Friend of Battle Creek, MI; Julie (Donald) McDonald of Iron River, MI
8 Grandchildren: Troy (Tina) Povich, Christy (Chuck) Mathias, Carrie (Gardner); Bess, Terry (Kristi) Dahlstrom, Bryan (Jennifer) Dahlstrom; Krystal (Jon) Burris, Derek (Jenny) Povich and Rebecca Carlson
Also surviving are 9 great grandchildren and numerous loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday September 24, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the All Saints Church in Gladstone with Rev. Fr. Arnold Grambow officiating. Luncheon will follow in the All Saints Church Parish Hall. Burial will be in Iron River, MI.
Louis, Tom, and Julie, I was so sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Marge (Marquette) and John Gendzwill
Iron River, MI
Louis, Tom, Julie, & families,
So sorry to hear about the passing of Alice. Julie, I am so glad you mentioned about what a great seamstress your mom was. Remeber how jealous I always was of your Barbie clothes? I had house dresses-you had walking outfits and dinner dresses!!
I conveyed the message to my mother. She also sends her sincere sympathy. She has many fond memories of your mom.
Please accept my sincere sympathy to you and all of your family. Hopefully we will be able to get together one of these days and remember the “good old days”.!
Iron River, MI
Please accept my sympathy on the loss of Alice. As one of her home care aides for almost 15 years we became quite close. Afternoon visits always allowed for a good game of Scrabble. And good she was!! But she always appreciated a good player and was glad of your “occasional” win. Such strength of character! Sincerely, Colleen Hurkman
I’d like to say I remember Alice very well when she lived in the Iron River area. I met her in 1985 which was the same year my husband, David, was diagnosed with M.S. We continued to meet with her at the M.S. support group until Alice left I.R. to be near family in Gladstone. We enjoyed many lunches and pleasant visits with her. My condolences to her family and friends.