Alice Augusta Barkmeier
Alice Augusta Barkmeier (Lutterman), nearly 94 years young of Springfield, IL, died at Concordia Village, October 10, 2016, surrounded by her family.
Alice was born on November 9, 1922, daughter of Jacob and Augusta Lutterman. After high school, she completed her nursing degree from the Bellevue Hospital in New York City. WWII was in progress and Alice served at St. Albans Naval Hospital in Portsmouth VA, later transferring to Camp LeJeune, NC as operating room supervisor and first assistant to the chief nurse. Following the war, she moved to Hampton, IA after being assigned Franklin County Hospital Administrator. It was there that Alice met grocer, Ray Barkmeier, whom she wed February 9, 1948. Alice and Ray retired to Naples, Florida for many years where they enjoyed old and new friends as well as visiting family. When Ray passed in 1996, she continued to travel widely, volunteer and enjoy her growing family.
Alice is survived by her children; John (Diane), Jim (Jackie), Joe (Ann Tice), Jerry (Lynne), Julie Barkmeier-Kraemer (Rob Kraemer), Jeff (Fiancé Theresa Morgan) Barkmeier and brother, Gerald (Anne) Lutterman. She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren Andrew (Joanne), Sarah (Chris), Lauren, J.P. (Colleen), Matthew, Dan (Emily), Kyle, Jared, Lia, Alex and Braedon Barkmeier and Joshua and Alexandria Kraemer as well as 13 great grandchildren.
Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Ray, her parents, and sisters Naomi Peters and Dorothy Parks.
A memorial gathering will be held from 10 am until memorial mass at 11:00 am, Saturday, October 15, 2015 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with Reverend Martin Smith officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Hampton, IA.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Concordia Village and her physician, James Stegeman for their loving care.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established with the Alzheimers Foundation.