Alice Lavonne (Gordon) Bareis passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 in her home in Marquette, Iowa. She was born April 22, 1933 to Milton and Anna (Boese) Gordon in West Union, IA. She attended Postville High School until she married Eugene Trudo on January 11, 1949 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Clermont, Iowa. This union produced five sons Mike, Mark, Rick, Ronn and Dan. After their divorce Alice united in marriage to Arthur Baries of Postville, IA on May 12, 1972 at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Alice was a devoted wife and mother working to raise five boys and helping with the dairy farm chores, while immaculately dress for any occasion. Throughout her life she worked as a nurse at the General Hospital in Prairie du Chien, WI, aid at Wylusing Academy in Prairie du Chien, WI, and an independent caregiver for homeheatlh for over 10 years. Alice loved her huge flower gardens, restoring homes, cooking/canning, bargain hunting, science, medicine and her cat Fi Fi. Alice lived through hard times and as she built success in her own life she understood the hardness of her past and welcomed the needy into her circle of friendship. Alice was instrumental in keeping the family tribe bonded with an open door, warm kitchen and family reunions.
Alice is survived by her five sons: Eugene Michael (Kate) Trudo of McGregor, IA, Mark Anthony Trudo of Punta Gorda, Fl., Rick E. (Brenda) Trudo of Harpers Ferry, IA, Ronn Scott (Sherry) Trudo of Brownsville, MN and Danny Lee (Maryanne) Trudo of McGregor, IA. Eight Grandchildren, Troy (Missy) Trudo, Travis McCulloch, Bobbi Jo Reames, Ely Trudo, Jessica Trudo, Marissa Lechtenburg, Zachery Trudo and Jacob Trudo. Six great grandchildren, Braden, Reanna, Broderick, and Trenton Reames, Nina and Jack Crotty, two greatgreat grandchildren and her beloved cat Fi Fi.
Alice is preceded in death by her parents Milton and Anna, husband Arthur Bareis, siblings, Lola Heins, Charlotte Gifford, Duane Gordon, Donald Gordon, Janet Yauslin, Sharon Nelson, Jean Szabo, Nancy Dilley, Grandchildren Hallie Scarff and Regan Reames, nefew Jerry Weiss and Doug Weiss.Memorial
Service will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 4 -7 PM at Thornburg-Grau Furneral Home in McGregor, Iowa with gravesite tribute on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:00 at Pleasant Grove Cementary, McGregor, Iowa.