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Alice Louise Steichen
(07-04-1931 - 12-30-2017)

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Alice Louise Steichen, age 86, passed into eternal rest on December 30, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on the 4th of July, 1931 in Paullina, IA. Alice grew up in Paullina where she met the love of her life, Howard Edward Steichen, they united in marriage on September 19, 1950 and together they raised their 6 children and eventually settling in Elgin, for the remainder on their lives. Alice was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her life revolved around her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She was a loyal Cubs fans and enjoyed traveling, baking, bingo and birdwatching. She is survived by her 5 children: Dale (Peggy) Steichen, Sharon (Wade) LaTour, Douglas Steichen, Dean (Susan) Steichen and Bradley (Sonja) Steichen; her grandchildren Stacie, Dan, Jenny, Lisa, Bill, Julie, Kelli, Chad, Kyle, Shelby, Cade, Amber, Michael, Stephen and several great and great- great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sibling's, her husband Howard, her son Loren and 2 grandson's Duane Schewe and Nathan Steichen.
A celebration of her life will be held on Friday, January 5, 2917 at 10:00 AM in the Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Visitation will be held on Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of services.
In Lieu of flowers donations and contributions may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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