Alice J. Roles, age 79, of Cambridge died unexpectedly June 25, 2016 at home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 29th at Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge with Fr. Gabriel Walz as Celebrant. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the Mass at the church. Interment will be in Christ the King Catholic Cemetery.
Alice Jean Roles was born November 19, 1936 in Hinckley to Thomas and Sylvia (Mista) Thompson. She was raised and attended school in Chisago County. On January 9, 1954 she married George Roles at Taylors Falls. They made their home in Eden Prairie for several years. In 1991 they moved to Isanti and later to Cambridge. While living in Eden Prairie, Alice was very active with the Baseball Association and worked several years in the concession stand. Alice worked in food services at the Cambridge State Hospital and she retired from the hospital. She was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church in Cambridge and she volunteered in many activities. She was a member of the Red Hatters and enjoyed traveling with them and she also volunteered at Grandview Christian Home and the Shalom Shop. She also enjoyed bowling, being involved with the Community Garden in Cambridge and she was once named Senior Citizen of the Year in Isanti County.
Alice died unexpectedly on June 25, 2016 at home at the age of 79 years, 7 months and 6 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, George on June 28, 2003; sister, Donna; brother, Tom. She is survived by 3 sons, John (Jolene) of Anoka, Tom (Marylynn) of St. Joseph, Kevin (Chris) of Minnetonka; 4 grandchildren, Sam, Zach, Tyler and Stephanie; 2 great-grandchildren, Avery and Thalia; 1 brother, Eugene (Shirley) Thompson of Mora; 3 sisters, Mary (Don) Phillips of Texas, Ardie (John) Akerson of Palisade, Helen (Jerry) Thoreen of Center City; and by many other relatives and friends.
Barbara LaBorde says
Alice was such a sweet lady. My condolences to the entire Roles family. My favorite memory of her (as her former daughter-in-law) was whenever we had a BBQ or family get-together, I would always request that she make her delicious potato salad. She was a great cook, but that potato salad was the BEST ever. She definitely loved her sons, her daughters-in-law, and her grandchildren. Rest in peace, Alice.
Shirley Karstens says
Dearly loved the feisty Alice in our RED HAT club–she always had something interesting to tell or show us. Loved how she kept a pictorial scrapbook of pictures and literature from our many outings–Rest dear Alice, we all love and loved you dearly—Shirley Karstens for RED HATS-
Shari Strecker says
So very sorry to hear of Alice’s Passing. We had a lot of fun during our Red Hat Days. I will think of her often. May God find peace for you all. She always came up with something.
Alice was a fun gal at bowling with her laughter and fun spirit.
She will be missed.
Our sympathy goes out to her family.
Tom and Loretta
Dave and Dianne Tomczik says
Alice was our neighbor in Eden Prairie, always had a smile on her face, our sympathy to John, Tommy and Kevin.