Alice B. Pinegar 84, of Canton, Iowa, died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday May 10, 2009, at Trinity Pathway Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa, where she was a resident for two days.
She was born on Dec. 5, 1924, in Wasco, Ill., to Carl E. and Clara (Magnuson) Swanson. She married Roy E. Pinegar on April 6, 1946, in Geneva, Ill. He preceded her in death on July 26, 2008.
Survivors include two daughters Sharyn (Dr. John) Baker of Moline, Ill., Sandra (Dan) Ihnes of Canton; one sister, Esther Shelton of Canton; four grandchildren, Douglas (Jennifer) Baker of Highland, Ill., Theodore (Melissa) Baker of Davenport, Iowa, Kristine (Fred) Kunchick of Bellingham, Wash., Nathan (Pamela) Ihnes of Canton; and four great-grandchildren, Azriel and Solea Kunchick, and Dillon and Aaron Baker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers, Hilding and Carl Swanson; three sisters, including her twin sister Ethel, Ruth Swanson, and Mildred Taber; two brothers-in-law, who also preceded her in death Jack Shelton and Leland Taber.
She attended grade school in Lily Lake, and graduated from Elburn High School in 1943. She was confirmed in Lily Lake Grace Lutheran Church in 1937.
She first worked in the defense factory in Geneva while she was waiting for the love of her life to return from WWII.
She moved to Canton one day after her marriage and lived there until the past few months, when she moved in with her daughter Sharyn.
While Alice lived in Canton she worked at Kamlager Gifts and Electric for 25 years. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Canton.
She was a kind and generous woman and loved her family, neighbors and friends.
She enjoyed sewing and gardening but loved her flowers the most. She also enjoyed going on walks with her husband.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. Visitation will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at White Chapel Memory gardens in Canton.
Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, Graham Hospice or Trinity Hospice in Bettendorf, Iowa.
Online condolences are available at www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com.