Alice Marie Carlberg, 91, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at her residence in Elkhart.
She was born in Lagrange, Indiana on March 8, 1930 to William and Elizabeth Stants.
Alice is survived by her children, Judy Stenberg, Bill Carlberg, and R. Scott Carlberg, all of Elkhart; grandchildren, Ted J. Ellis, III and Karen Ellis, both of Michigan; great-grandchildren, Justin Ellis and Stuart Dunlap; caring niece, Nancy (Isaiah) Cooks; caregiver and good friend, Jerri; several nieces and nephews; and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her beloved sisters, Mary “Bee” Brown, Marjorie Replogle, Margaret Kazek, and Wilma Nagy; son-in-law, Danny Stenberg; great-grandson, Matthew Ellis; longtime friend, Leonard Carlberg; and her favorite brothers-in-law, Lewis Brown and Richard Replogle.
Alice was a sweet and caring person, with a keen sense of humor. She enjoyed reading, playing bingo and cards, and visiting with family and friends. Regular talks with her dear daughter, Judy, were one of her favorite things.
Using her always impressive skills in organization and neatness, Alice worked as an office manager for many years in Elkhart. She was a great hostess, made a mean meatloaf, and kept an enviable snack cupboard that was enjoyed by her grandchildren. Later in life, one of her favorite activities was eating out at good restaurants with her brother-in-law and great friend, Lewis. She helped care for her brother-in-law and good friend, Dick, until his passing in 2018.
Her close family and friends are so happy that they were able to host a smashing 90th birthday party for her in 2020, just days before the pandemic shut most things down. Alice’s family and friends were the most important things in her life, and they will miss her greatly.
Private graveside services will be held at Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart. To honor and remember Alice, in lieu of flowers or donations, please hug your family and friends and share a laugh together.
Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.