Alice S. Schimke, 92, of Port Charlotte, FL died peacefully at her home Thursday, July 24, 2014. She was born March 27, 1922 in Ritzville, WA. At a young age she moved to College Place, WA where she grew up, completed her schooling and met and married her husband, Albert. They were married for 66 years before his passing in 2005.
After World War II, Alice, Albert and their young son traveled to China as missionaries. They lived for several years in Shanghai and the moved to Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong they added a second son to the family. They then moved to India where they finished their term of service. Alice’s daughter Sharon was born two months after returning to the United States. Once back in the US Alice joined her husband in taking up pastoral duties. For the next 25 years they faithfully worked together in Michigan, North Dakota, Washington, Idaho and Oregon before retiring to Florida in 1976.
Alice loved to travel and was able to visit many countries as well as travel extensively throughout America. A highlight of her travels was a trip to Cyprus and Israel.
During her retirement Alice enjoyed reading, gardening and assisting others. Alice was an active member of the 7th Day Adventist Church and volunteered her time in my Church activities.
She is survived by her cherished children Dallas and his wife Dorothy of St. Petersburg, FL, son Clyde and daughter Sharon Walsh of Port Charlotte, FL as well as four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren all of Florida, along with several nieces and a nephew.
Alice was predeceased by her husband Albert, infant son and granddaughter Blair.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 30 at Kays Ponger & Uselton Funeral Home 2405 Harbor Blvd Port Charlotte, FL. Following the service burial will be at RestLawn Memorial Gardens.