Alice J. (Lien) Eggum
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Alice J. (Lien) Eggum


Dennison—Alice (Lien) Eggum, age 97, of Dennison, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019, at the View Senior Living in Cannon Falls.

Alice was born April 26, 1922, the daughter of Andrew and Anna (Lockrem) Lien in Northfield Township. She attended Oak Grove country school, the same school where she had known Obert, her husband to be. Obert was a few years older and the families lived close to each other. He would give Alice and other kids sleigh rides to school. Alice's sister lived in California and had wanted her to come out for work so Alice bought a train ticket and went to Southern California during WWII where she worked for North American Aviation as a "Rosie the Riveter" and helped manufacture the B-51 Mustang and B-25 Billy Mitchell. She enjoyed living in California but was needed at home to help care for her father. Upon her return, she began working at Carleton College. Alice was united in marriage to Obert Eggum on February 19, 1949, at Pastor Adolph Egge's home in Northfield. The couple would be blessed with four sons. They made their home in Northfield Township on the family farm where they raised their family and farmed for many years.

Alice had a strong faith and was an active member at Vang Lutheran Church where she served on the Ladies Aid and taught Sunday school. She had a strong work ethic that was evident over her life working at the defense plant and farming.

She enjoyed sewing, quilting, patching jeans, crafts and taking pictures. She also loved plants because according to the family, she just couldn't kill them. She was also very thoughtful serving house guest meals or other homemade treats when they came to visit. Alice was very proud of her Norwegian heritage. She will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She will be dearly missed and affectionately remembered.

She is survived by her sons Lance Eggum of Minneapolis; Kevin (Connie) Eggum of Cannon Falls; Clyde (Chrystine) Eggum of Dennison; Bryan (Jennifer) Eggum of Dennison; seven grandchildren Jason Eggum; Kyle Eggum (Molly Nefstead); Courtney (Joel) Rustad; Andrew (Jennifer) Eggum; Joseph (Dena) Eggum; Justin Eggum; Erin (John) Spanczak; and ten great-grandchildren Rowan Eggum; Miles Eggum; Sam Kalow; Owen Kalow; Avery Rustad; Charlie Rustad; Breck Rustad; Alonso Eggum; Kaia Eggum; and Charlotte Spanczak. She is preceded in death by her husband Obert (2011); her parents Andrew and Anna Lien; four sisters Agnes; Irene; Gladys; Dorothy; and two brothers Orlando and Lloyd.

Funeral services will be at Vang Lutheran Church, Dennison on Friday, September 13, 2019, beginning at 11:00 AM with Reverend Paul Graham officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Bierman Funeral Home, Northfield and one hour prior to the service in the church. Alice will be laid to rest next to her husband, Obert, at Vang Lutheran Cemetery in Holden Township. Memorials are preferred to Vang Lutheran Church, Vang Lutheran Cemetery or donor's choice.

Funeral Home
Bierman Funeral Home
1316 Division Street
MN 55057
Printed Obituary
Published in the Northfield News
on September 6, 2019
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