It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we share the passing of Alice (Filipi) Vlasak. Alice was born April 19, 1922, to Frank A. and Milena (Kodejs) Filipi in Roy, Montana. She passed away Oct. 18, 2020, at her home in Wilber. When Alice was one year old, her parents moved to Denton and later to rural Crete. She married Lawrence Vlasak in 1942 while he was in the Army. In 1945, when Lawrence was honorably discharged, they made their home on a farm near Clatonia and then later moved to Wilber where they raised their five children.
She was employed at the Wilber Care Center for 28 years. She was a member of the Wilber rescue squad for 30 years. She taught Bible school at Lutheran Church in Wilber and once served as the president of the LCW Club. Her hobbies included reading and embroidering many sets of dish towels and baby blankets which she gave as gifts. She enjoyed cooking and baking for the family. She made the best chocolate chip cookies which were enjoyed by her children and grandchildren. The cookie jar was often emptied by those who came to visit, so Alice made sure the jar was always refilled. Her fried chicken and macaroni salad were a favorite of all the families at parties and reunions.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lawrence Vlasak; son, Robert Vlasak; daughter, Linda Oltman; granddaughter, Kristy Vlasak; great-grandson, Sidney Stern; sisters, Mildred Kvasnicka, Irene Richtarik, Alma Fittro; brothers, Frank, Richard, Elmer, Alvin, and Edward Filipi; sisters-in-law, Evelyn, Berniece and Elizabeth Filipi and Pearl Focken; and brothers-in-law, Stanley Richtarik, Robert Fittro, Elmer Koll, Herbert Vlasak and Lawrence Focken.
She is survived by her children, Paula (Bud) Quincy of Albion, Larry (JoAnn) Vlasak and Gordon (Brenda) Vlasak, all of Wilber; sister, Edna Koll; sisters-in-law, Virginia Filipi, Phyllis Fillipi and Ellen Vlasak; grandchildren, Jon (Angie) Quincy, Lisa (Blane) Rump, Bobbi (Monty) Greenwood, Jay (Sara) Placek, Jeff Placek and fiance Lisa, and Dawn (Rob) Stimple; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at the Wilber First Evangelical Lutheran Church. A private family graveside service at the Wilber Czech Cemetery to follow immediately. Please note masks will be required. Memorial contributions are suggested to the family for future designation. Condolences may be left for the family at www.lincolnffc.com.