Inwood, IA: Alice Faber, 95, of Inwood, Iowa, died Monday, May 9, 2022, at Fellowship Village of Inwood. Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 14, at 2:00 PM at Inwood Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Adam Eisenga officiating. The service will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/InwoodCRC. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery of Inwood with Rev. Joel Wories officiating. Visitation, with the family present, will be held Friday, May 13, from 5:30-7:00 at Inwood CRC. Memorials may be given to Inwood Christian School. Porter Funeral Home of Inwood is assisting the family with arrangements.
Alice Faber was born on October 28, 1926, to Pierre and Trina (Boersma) Folkerts, the second of eight children. She grew up on a farm southwest of Inwood, Iowa, and remembered the Great Depression, the drought years, and the “blizzard of the century” in 1936. She attended country school through the eighth grade and high school in Inwood. After six weeks of summer school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she began teaching first through eighth grades in the same country school, teaching some of her siblings and many neighbors.
She married Case Faber, and the couple farmed on several farms, most of which were near Inwood. Alice began selling Stanley Home Products to help pay for Christian school education for their children, and after doing so for over fifty years, she was well-known in many communities as “The Stanley Lady.”
She was a lifelong member of Inwood CRC. Faith and family came first for her, but she also loved growing flowers, gardening, singing, and traveling. She oversaw feeding (with an eyedropper in the house!) a baby bunny with which the dog had been playing and Case later released into the wild on Independence Day, but had little mercy for rabbits who attacked her garden or flowers. She was a past member of many Bible studies, the Canton-Inwood Hospital Auxiliary Board, and Inwood Federated Women’s Club. Alice was also an avid reader and loved visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Case; daughter, Cynthia; her parents; in-laws, Siebolt and Francis Faber; two sisters and their spouses, Nellie Van Tol (Cornie) and Jean Kowalksi (Leonard); brothers, Henry (and wife Doris) and Cornie; brothers-in-law, Rudy, Marion, and Gerrit Faber (and wife Harriet); and sister-in-law, Gert Meendering (and husband Jake).
She went to glory before her children, Shar and Gale Van Engen, Craig and Donna Faber, and Deb Gacke; eleven grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren; sister, Sadie and Jim Faber and sister, Bess and Norm Bolkema; brother, Roy and Lois Folkerts; sisters-in-law, Gert Folkerts and Marlene Miller; special family member, Anton Kampen and wife Albertha; and many nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.