Alice Y. Hackbarth, 89 of Ridgeway, died Monday, October 28, 2019 at Spring Brook Assisted Living in La Crescent surrounded by her family. Alice was born December 16, 1929 in Winona to Paul and Sybil (Smith) Kinstler. On June 23, 1951, she married Roger Hackbarth at Grace Lutheran Church in Ridgeway. They made their home in the Ridgeway area where they began farming and raising their 6 children. She was a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and helped with the lady's groups. Alice began working in food service at Ridgeway Community School before continuing on to Winona Middle School.
She is survived by her six children, Bonnie (Ronald) Falch of Prairie du Chien, WI, David (Sharri) Hackbarth of Winona, MN, Larry Hackbarth (Ann Bond) of Sun Prairie, WI, Kristine (Greg) Olson of Stewartville, MN, Mariann (Jeff) Metz of Rushford, MN and Joel (Natalie) Hackbarth of La Crescent, MN; 15 grandchildren, Emily (David) Zarling, Laura (Dan) Hahn, Cathryn (Joel) Naumann, Andrea (Ben Toche) Hackbarth, Andy Hackbarth, Alex Rosolack, Alicia (Ben Anderson) Metz, Courtney (Jordan) Kalbarczyk, Brittany (Nick) Agrimson, Nathan (Shelby) Metz, Ashley (David) Coe, Kaitlyn (Kyle) Tornow, Kalysta (Jeff Brewington) Schlitter, Miranda Hackbarth and Wade Schlitter; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Ava, Lydia, Micah, Tristan, Leighton, Gannon, Titus, Abram, Maggie, Enzo, Lucius, Dominick, Dawson, Ulysses, Vivenne, and Aria; sister, Dorthy Anderson; and brother and sisters-in-law, Ardell Kunst, John Hackbarth, and Marilyn Hackbarth.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Roger in 2015; grandson, Connor Rosolack; parents, brothers-in-law, Arden Hackbarth, John Anderson, and Robert Kunst; and great-niece, Melissa Anderson.
Funeral Service will be 11 a.m., Monday, November 4, 2019 at Grace Lutheran Church in Ridgeway with the Reverend Anthony Straseske officiating. Visitation will be 3 - 6 p.m., Sunday at the church and one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Bush Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andy Hackbarth, Alex Rosolack, Ben Anderson, Jordan Kalbarczyk, Nick Agrimson, and Nathan Metz.
Please leave a memory of Alice and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center - Goodview is assisting the family.
I always enjoyed Alice. She holds a special place in my Ridgeway memories. A mother's love and wisdom will live on in your hearts forever. God Bless.
Alice was a wonderful friend and coworker. I will miss her. We shared so many good times.
So sorry for your loss, she was a special lady to so many, a wonderful neighbor to our parents for many years and a great contributor to the Ridgeway community!
Hold your memories close, she will be missed.
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