Alice Mae Finstuen ZUMBROTA -- The funeral for Alice Mae Finstuen will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Zumbrota, with the Rev. Erich Westphal officiating. Interment will be in Zumbrota Cemetery.
Mrs. Finstuen, 76, of Zumbrota, died Tuesday (Aug. 8, 2006) at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Alice Mae Mary Jerowski was born Aug. 28, 1929, in Winona. She attended Winona area schools and graduated from Winona High School. She married Cecil Haugen in 1950. They made their home in Zumbrota and later divorced. She married Duane Finstuen on Aug. 27, 1960. The couple made their home in Zumbrota and farmed in Minneola Township, Goodhue County, from 1969 to 1987. She worked as a waitress at local restaurants for many years and was later employed by Dr. Oliver Larson as a bookkeeper. She inherited the Blue Goose Tavern from a daughter, Dee Dee, in 1981. She then ran the business with a partner, Butch Wobschall, until 1987. After that, she worked at the Zumbrota Golf Course until she retired in 1994.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Faye Haugen and Kim Simonson, both of Zumbrota; a son, Scott (Jill) Finstuen of Faribault, Minn.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Ed (Pat) Jerowski of Winona; and two sisters, Mary (Don) Walski of Monroe, Utah, and Jean (Bill) Grubbs of Roanoke, Va. She was preceded in death by a daughter, five sons, a brother and a sister.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Mahn Family Funeral Home-Larson Chapel in Zumbrota, and an hour before the service Saturday at the church.