Alice Bulson -- Austin

AUSTIN -- The Mass of Christian Burial for Alice Bulson will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Divine Mercy Catholic Church at Sacred Heart in Faribault, Minn., with the Rev. Michael Izen officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

Mrs. Bulson, 86, of Faribault, formerly of Austin, died Wednesday (July 5, 2006) at her home.

Alice Elizabeth Schmidt was born Nov. 29, 1919, in Walters, Minn. She attended country school in Rose Creek. She married Maurice "Maury" Bulson on April 16, 1941, in Austin. She worked for 20 years as a dietary aide at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth and at Fairview Southdale in Edina, Minn., retiring in 1982. They lived in Duluth for six years, where they owned a variety store, and also lived in Bloomington, Minn., for 17 years before moving to Faribault in 1983. They enjoyed traveling and were members of the Four Seasons Camping Club and the Coachman Camping Club. She also enjoyed cooking.

Survivors include four sons, David (Sandy) of Lebanon, Conn., Jim (Linda) of Burnsville, Minn., Larry (Leslie) of Bloomington and Rick of Minneapolis; two daughters, Pat (Keith) Ogden of Front Royal, Va., and Linda (Rod) Haugen of Faribault; 11 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Bernard (Mary) Schmidt of Owatonna; and three sisters, Catherine Jenkins of Grapeview, Wash., Theresa (John) Heimerman of Blooming Prairie and Dorothy (Ron) Swehla of Prescott, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her husband on Feb. 15, 2001, a son, a grandson, four brothers and two sisters.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault, and an hour before the service Monday at the church.

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