Brandon, SD (previously Trent)
March 8, 2022
Alice Aletha Dibbern was a caring wife, mother and grandmother. She passed away on Tuesday, March 8th, 2022 at Bethany Home in Brandon SD at the age of 96 years. Her Memorial Service will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, 2022 at Kahler-Brende Funeral Home. Visitation will be two hours prior to the start of the service. Inurnment will take place at a later date in Riverview Cemetery, Trent. www.kahlerfh.com
Alice worked as a telephone operator at Northwestern Bell from 1942 until 1956. It was there that she met her husband, Dick. They were married on October 5th, 1952. She spoke often of her career there and was quite proud that she was able to support herself and live independently.
Farm life proved to be a terrific training ground for her life as a wife and mother. She was an avid vegetable and flower gardener and was able to feed her family of five from the huge vegetable garden she and her husband tended in Trent SD. Canning all the vegetables needed to feed her loved ones was a chore she thoroughly enjoyed.
She will be remembered for her sense of humor and her great home-style cooking! She made the best fried chicken and it was always a favorite at family gatherings. The cooks in her family have all tried to recreate her potato salad but it is never quite the same as when she made it.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband Richard (Dick) and son Michael (Mike). She is survived by her daughters Kathleen Kennedy and Kimberlee Olson (Mark). Alice was the grandmother of eight, the great-grandmother of thirteen and a half, as well as the great great-grandmother of two.