Alice Lucas, 95, Urbandale

Alice Lucas, 95, Urbandale

Alice Lucas, 95, of Urbandale, passed away in her sleep on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Southfield Wellness Center in Webster City. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Graceland Cemetery.

Alice was born on Jan. 23, 1922 on the family farm in Hamilton County. Her parents were Winifred and Nettie (Frohling) Walker. She graduated from Blairsburg High School in 1939. Two years later, she married Rae Sanders. The couple lived on an acreage near Duncombe. They later moved to a farm east of Woolstock, near the French Church. They farmed the ground til 1962, at which time they moved to Webster City. In 1967, they moved to Urbandale, where Rae took a job with the Urbandale Parks Department. Alice worked as a school cook and also worked some time in a manufacturing plant. Rae passed away in September 1982. Alice married Merle Lucas in 1992.

Family was the center of Alice’s life. She enjoyed cooking for family gatherings. She loved spending time outdoors, like gardening, and camping at Lake Saylorville. Alice and Merle found great joy in traveling and spent several winters in Fort Myers, Florida. Merle passed away in 2010.

Survivors include her daughter, Raejean (Jim) Jansen of Webster City; son Roger (Cindy) Sanders of Johnston; grandchildren, Lisa Roberts, Lori (Tracy) Nicholson; Brad (Heather) Sanders, Brooklyn (Corey) Pruismann; great-grandchildren Amber Roberts; Derik (Taylor) Roberts, Tristan Nicholson, Maegan Nicholson, Parker Pruismann, and a great-great-granddaughter Sadie Roberts (twin of Harper Roberts).

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, brothers Alvin Walker and Winifred Walker,, sister Lilluan Braynard, and a great-great-granddaughter, Harper Roberts (twin of Sadie Roberts).

A special thank you to Southfield Care Center and the Hospice Center in Fort Dodge.

Online condolences and thoughtful memories can be shared on Alice’s page at