In loving memory of

Alice M. Cleland
December 14, 1929 - June 17, 2022

Alice M Cleland (92) of Algona formerly of Glenwood, Minnesota died on June 17, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Society in Algona, Iowa.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at First Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial will take place at the West Lake Amelia Cemetery, Glenwood, Minnesota, at a later date.

Alice Tigges Cleland was born in Bancroft, Iowa, on December 14, 1929, the daughter of Fred and Mary (Droessler) Tigges. Alice attended country school and graduated from St Johns High School in Bancroft in 1947. She was married to Harold Nelson, Lone Rock, Iowa in 1948 and to this union seven children were born. She moved to Minnesota in 1969, married Joe Dorweiler and one son was born to this union. Alice married Walter Johnson and he died in 2005. Alice married Darl Cleland who died in 2014 of complications from surgery.

Alice worked at Cargill in Algona for many years. She especially enjoyed working at the greenhouse in Glenwood, Minnesota, planting flowers and watching them grow. Alice enjoyed gardening and loved showing off her flowers to people. She also enjoyed going for breakfast with good friends on Saturday mornings, loved to cook, bake, play cards and entertain friends.

Alice is survived by eight children: Dave Nelson, Wesley; Shirley (Wayne) Arndorfer, Steve (Kathy) Nelson, Vern (Kathy) Nelson, Daryl (Karen) Nelson all of Algona; Philip Nelson, Rhode Island; Joyce (Ted) Hickson, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa and Tim (Karla) Dorweiler of Farmington Hills, Michigan; 23 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren and siblings, Bernard (Mary Ann) Tigges of Fenton, Marvin (Mary) Tigges of Algona, Gene (Charlene) Tigges of Armstrong.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in- law; Kenneth Schrauth, brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Mae Tigges, sister-in-law, Mary Jo Tigges and nephew, Alan Tigges.


Lori Youngwith wrote on Jun 20, 2022:

"Tim - so sorry to hear about your Mom\'s passing. She was a great lady! RIP Alice!"

Carol wrote on Jun 20, 2022:

"Shirley and Wayne my sympathy and prayers for you in the loss of your dear Mother. May the Lord guide you during this difficult time. Love and hugs, Carol"

Cindy Youngwirth Cink wrote on Jun 20, 2022:

"Thoughts and prayers to Alice?s family. R.I.P Alice??"

Ruth Brunsen wrote on Jun 20, 2022:

"Shirley I?m sorry to hear of the death of your mom. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Ruth"

Andrea Kunik-Braun wrote on Jun 20, 2022:

"Our family\"s thoughts and prayers to all of the family MANNNY xxxxxxxxxx Les and Andrea Braun, Brittany Walker and family, Mike and Jasper Walker"