RUSHFORD, MN - Alice M. Scattum, 98, of Rushford, MN died on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford.
Alice was born in Pine Creek Valley (rural Rushford) MN, October 13, 1921, to Arthur and Mabel (Jonsgaard) Langord. She was raised in Pine Creek Valley and attended Pine Creek School. On January 17, 1942, at the onset of World War II, Alice married Arthur Henry Scattum. Art on violin, Alice on accordion and singing with sister Norma, they performed for barn dances and other social gatherings throughout the area. She also enjoyed playing cards, Scrabble, and sewing. Working and making many friends as a clerk in Jaastad's Hardware store in Rushford, Alice was also valued for her skills painting and papering many area homes.
Alice is survived by four children: David Scattum, Steve Scattum, Kevin (Leela) Scattum, and Wanda (Bob) Sherwood; seven grandchildren: Brent, Bronwen, Rachel, KayCee, Alicia, Tyler and Patrick; and 14 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, sister, Norma and a brother, Ervin.
There will be a funeral service for Alice at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Rushford Lutheran Church (101 South Mill Street) with the Reverend Steve Chellew officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 21, at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service (780 North Mill Street) in Rushford and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Please leave a memory of Alice and sign her online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
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Your wisdom, your strength, your resilience, your fortitude and love and understanding will forever live and grow through your kids, grandkids and generation to follow. Your baking however and especially the pull-aparts are forever gone. I shall never taste anything that heavenly till we meet again.
Thanks for your Love.
Phil and Guy
When I think of Alice, I think of her smile as her kindness always showed on her face. She was a good friend to my Mom.....a friendship that lasted many decades.
Our deepest condolences to you. We have met Alice only once, but the time we spent with her was really special. Such a wonderful person who will not be forgotten. I have to smile when I think about the afternoon we spent with her playing music and singing together. She made such an impression on all of us with her warm and open personality - we will keep her spirit in such a good memory. We feel very honored and thankful that we have met and know that people like her who have lived with so much love actually never leave us and are always with us in our hearts.
Deepa, Deepthy, Reethamma and Johnny
Sorry for your loss, when I think of growing up and the folks you Always Remember for their Kindness and Loving Nature, Alice always comes to mind.
A life well lived and always a good memory.
Gerald & Lynn Jonsgaard
My deepest condolences to the family. I've known Alice since I could ride a bike to their house. She would bring treats while I watched Art work on shoes. She was always tough and strong while also being kind and gentle. A very caring lady who carried herself with great poise. I will miss and always remember her.
I was fortunate to have known Alice for 36 years. She was my best friend Kevin's mother and my grandmother's friend. I found her to be a sweet and caring woman, a feisty scrabble player, and quite witty. A hug from Alice always left me with a feeling of love. I will miss her and wish her a safe passage. With love, Rob Torkildson.
Grandma Alice was my uncle in-law’s mother. But to me, she was like a grandmother. I will always remember the beautiful red and white quilt with hearts that she made for me when I was a child and which I still use to this day, some 30+ years later. I remember playing cards with her and enjoying desserts and chocolate together. I remember how beautiful she looked in the pictures of her as a young woman in the 1940s and how much I adored her hair and clothing styles from that time. But most of all, I remember her character: her kindness, helpfulness and generosity towards others; her strength, resilience and tenacity in the face of life’s ups and downs. She was an indomitable spirit, so lovely and so good. My heart is mourning for her passing but I am glad and proud to have known her and so glad that she stayed with us for this long. May her kind, beautiful soul rest in peace, with the angels.
I am so glad I got to see Alice recently and I got to tell her how I think of her when using recipes she posted in a cook book I have. Thoughts and prayers for the family during this time of saying good bye. We trust the Lord for the reunion we await on the other side. Love, from Jaine Benson
Steve & siblings
What a beautiful & wonderful person your mom was. We knew her for many years and always thought the world of her. She papered at our home, she helped Bettie many times and she will not be forgotten. May the good Lord bless each of you with beautiful memories of your Mom.
Rob & Bettie Lou Bunke
Alice, mother of my good friend Kevin, was one of a kind. I will miss her welcoming smile and her inner calm. She was like a second mother and an amazing source for anything "Rushford." She outlasted me many nights with her lore. God bless you Alice you were a rare gift to us all!
Alice was my first cousin, my mom was Esther Jonsgaard. In recent years, Alice rode with us to show the homestead of my mom and hers connected. My niece, Tammy, Margaret Ann Hundorf's daughter, my husband and myself, enjoyed the day with Alice. We would go visit her when we were camping in Rushford area. She was one strong lady and I always admired her. She has given many good memories to keep with me forever 🤗
Alice was like a second mother to me when growing up in South Rushford. I have many memories of her kindness, her humor, and especially her zest for life. I will remember her most for her strength. Our heartfelt condolences to her family and the many friends she had. Dan & Kirsten Woxland
Alice was such a kind and gentle soul, truly a gracious lady. I've known Alice since I was little and had such fond memories of her infectious laugh and beautiful heart. My prayers to you all - she will be missed by so many.
Kristine (James) Oman and family
Blessings to Alice's family. She was a very kind lady and always had a smile on her face.
Alice was definitely one of a kind,a sweet and gentle ,loving and a very caring person. Have know Alice since I was very young boy.she will be missed by her family and so many others.
Alice was a kind gracious lady. My mother Gladys was very fond of Alice and I remember her bravery in surviving the Flood in Rushford that devastated our town. Bless her memory and I pray for comfort to her children and their families.
Oh Alice I will miss your stories about the family. You taught me so much about them.
Sorry for your loss. Alice was a wonderful lady, I always enjoyed chatting with her when I delivered meals to her, she always had a story to tell. Rest In Peace Alice you were one special and tough Rushford resident.
Alice was one of SEMCACs MOWs ladies. As a site manager I delighted in my visits with her. I am sure she is being welcomed with the Angels singing in joy.
Condolences and love to Alice's family. What a beautiful, strong and stubborn lady. Always a smile and a funny quip. This strong, stubborn lady survived the 2007 flood when her apartment went under water. Alice- you will be missed....
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