Alice Ellen Duba was born on March 25. 1914, near Mitchell, SD to Harry and Jessie (Redfern) Manon. She attended Davison County rural schools and graduated from Mt. Vernon High School and Dakota Wesleyan University. Alice taught at the Mt. Vernon High School for a few years.
On May 23, 1936 she married William D. Duba at Mitchell and the couple farmed in Davison County until moving to Mitchell in 1961.
Alice worked in the Business Office at the Methodist Hospital and for 11 years was the state editor for The Daily Republic. She and her husband, Bill, were managers for the Wesley Acres Retirement Home for many years. After retiring, they continued to make their home at Wesley Acres.
She was a member of the Farmers Union, serving as educational director for her local and was secretary for the county organization. Also, she was a long time member of P.E.O., Chapter J and was a past member of the Mitchell Toastmistress Club.
For years, Alice and William traveled extensively by car and later by motor home. They visited all 50 states, all but one of the provinces of Canada, and made several trips to Mexico.
Survivors include one son, Duane (Pearl) Duba, Ethan; one daughter, Marlis Kapfenstein, Lanark, IL; five grandchildren; Florence Erpenbach, Wanda (Mark) Belitz, David Duba, Julie (Kent) Schoeny, Greg Lee, and 14 great-grandchildren: Matt Erpenbach, Jake Erpenbach, Mary Beyer, Becky Moke, Jessica Belitz, Abby Storm, Rachel Belitz, Dennis Duba, Daniel Duba, Will Duba, Tanner Duba, Bryan Schoeny, Tad Schoeny, and Jacob Schoeny; and ten great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years, William (2008), a granddaughter, Jodeen Rollinger and a grandson-in-law, Glen Erpenbach.