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Pieper, Alice

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Oral History

Date of Interview



Alice Pieper was born on 25 August 1925 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the youngest of three children, and attended local schools. She lived here with her family until 1942, when they moved to Sunfish Lake, a rural community on the outskirts of St. Paul. No longer attending school when war broke out, during the war years 1941-45 Alice stayed with her family and worked around the home. She recalls the effects of rationing and shortages on family life. In 1946, Alice married and moved back to St. Paul. She and her husband raised four children in the following years; Alice was a homemaker but also worked part time over the years at the retailer Montgomery Ward, a doctor’s office, and a school. Later in life, she and her husband moved to Lindstrom, Minnesota, where they lived during retirement. Alice remains active in her church, Trinity Lutheran in Osceola, Minnesota, and also keeps busy with gardening and canning


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