Alice Van Hoozer

May 31, 2020
Van Hoozer, Alice


A private family graveside service will be held


Garden of Memories Cemetery


May be directed to the family. All cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


Alice Van Hoozer, 102 of Friendship Village in Waterloo, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Friendship Village of the COVID-19 virus. 

She was born in Reinbeck, Iowa on May 20, 1918, the daughter of Noah and Myrtle (Hildebrand) Ritchey. 

Alice graduated from Reinbeck High School.

She married George Charles Van Hoozer on September 28, 1935 in Marshalltown; he preceded her in death on August 10, 1977. 

Alice worked in sales at Q & T Pharmacy for over twelve years. 

She was a member at Unity Presbyterian Church. Alice’s favorite pastime was dancing, followed closely by playing cards, Scrabble and other games. She loved the challenge of a thousand piece puzzle. She enjoyed watching and collecting birds, especially cardinals. 

Survived by her daughter, Marilyn (Rick) Kacher of Ada, Michigan; son, Scott (Pam) Van Hoozer of Nikolaevsk, Alaska; four grandchildren, Darin (Julie) Kacher, Nicholas (Tara) Kacher, Melissa (John) Harshbarger, Amy (Josh) Shane Thompson ; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; two brothers, Harvey and Robert Ritchey; and four sisters, Ruth Brubaker, Ethel Thompson, Maxine Reynolds, and Donna Brown. 

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  1. Aram Susong | Jun 03, 2020
    Marilyn, Rick, Darin and Nick - I am sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of visiting her and playing cards at her house. To this day I still tell my kids about how amazing her card shuffler was. I pray that you may find peace in this time of loss. Miss you all. Love, Aram
  2. Sheila Bramblett Collins | Jun 03, 2020

    Scott, Marilyn, and families,

    I have such wonderful memories of your family visiting us on the farm.  Alice was a sweet, fun lady - always smiling.  I saw her a lot at Q&T when I worked nearby. My Mom (Frieda) is 97 and very sad to hear that her friend Alice is gone.  She still tells me stories of their friendship during the war years.  We both send you our sincere sympathy.




  3. Kristy Griffith | Jun 01, 2020

    Alice was an awesome  caring, kind  lady. I will always treasure our time together and the conversations that we shared.... May you now rest in peace pretty lady.  Love you Alice. ❣

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