Alice Y. Hackbarth, 89, of Ridgeway, died on Monday, October 28, 2019, at Spring Brook Assisted Living in La Crescent surrounded by her family. Alice was born on December 16, 1929, in Winona, to Paul and Sybil (Smith) Kinstler. On June 23, 1951, she married Roger Hackbarth at Grace Lutheran Church in Ridgeway. They made their home in the Ridgeway area where they began farming and raising their six children. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and helped with the ladies’ groups. Alice began working in food service at Ridgeway Community School before continuing on to Winona Middle School.
She is survived by her six children, Bonnie (Ronald) Falch of Prairie du Chien, Wis., David (Sharri) Hackbarth of Winona, Minn., Larry Hackbarth (Ann Bond) of Sun Prairie, Wis., Kristine (Greg) Olson of Stewartville, Minn., Mariann (Jeff) Metz of Rushford, Minn., and Joel (Natalie) Hackbarth of La Crescent, Minn.; 15 grandchildren, Emily (David) Zarling, Laura (Dan) Hahn, Cathryn (Joel) Naumann, Andrea (Ben Toche) Hackbarth, Andy Hackbarth, Alex Rosolack, Alicia (Ben Anderson) Metz, Courtney (Jordan) Kalbarczyk, Brittany (Nick) Agrimson, Nathan (Shelby) Metz, Ashley (David) Coe, Kaitlyn (Kyle) Tornow, Kalysta (Jeff Brewington) Schlitter, Miranda Hackbarth and Wade Schlitter; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Ava, Lydia, Micah, Tristan, Leighton, Gannon, Titus, Abram, Maggie, Enzo, Lucius, Dominick, Dawson, Ulysses, Vivenne, and Aria; sister, Dorthy Anderson; and brother- and sisters-in-law, Ardell Kunst, John Hackbarth, and Marilyn Hackbarth.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Roger, in 2015; grandson, Connor Rosolack; parents; brothers-in-law, Arden Hackbarth, John Anderson, and Robert Kunst; and great-niece, Melissa Anderson.
Her funeral service was on Monday, November 4, 2019, at Grace Lutheran Church in Ridgeway with the Reverend Anthony Straseske officiating. Burial followed at Bush Cemetery. Pallbearers were Andy Hackbarth, Alex Rosolack, Ben Anderson, Jordan Kalbarczyk, Nick Agrimson, and Nathan Metz.
Please leave a memory of Alice and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.