Alice Lucille Giffen 96 passed away peacefully on the evening of January 12 2022 at The Sanctuary in St. Cloud, MN Alice was born September 14, 1925 in Federal Dam MN to John and Edna Johnson. In 1944 she married Joseph Giffen at Walker, MN and moved to the Giffen farm in St. Vincent MN while Joe was in the service overseas. When Joe returned they moved to Federal Dam for 2 years, the couple then returned to the St. Vincent farm with the first two children. After working a farm in Humboldt, MN for 24 years and 5 more children, they moved to Cohasset, MN in 1973. Alice was a cook for 8 years at the Riverview School in Grand Rapids. She loved to cook, sew, knit, crochet and sing. She crocheted a blanket for all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband Joe, brothers Edward Johnson, John Johnson and Leonard Johnson, sister Della Johnson Son-in-Laws James Benson and David Miller.
She is survived by her sister Bernice Heinrich. Her children, Bob (Maureen) Giffen, Doreen Benson, Ralph (Nancy) Giffen, Diane (Robert) Murphy, Doris Miller, Renee (Paul) Myrick, Ronald (Kristi) Giffen, 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at the Deer River Methodist church on Wednesday January 19, 2022. Visitation to begin at 1pm, funeral to follow at 2pm.