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Alice Byers

Alice Byers

Feb. 19, 1948-Dec. 20, 2013

Former Detroit Lakes resident Alice E. Byers, 65, of Perham, died Friday, December 20, 2013 at Ecumen-Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Alice, the daughter of Joseph and Annabelle (Erickson) Carlson, was born on February 19, 1948 in Detroit Lakes. She was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes, graduating in 1966. Shortly after high school, she enlisted in the United States Air Force.

On November 25, 1967, Alice was united in marriage to Juergen Byers in rural Detroit Lakes. During their military careers they made their home in many locations throughout the United States, until settling in Detroit Lakes in the mid 1970's. She worked in various jobs while raising her family.

Alice enjoyed drawing, reading, flowers, gardening, dancing, horses and cats. She also authored two books in her lifetime.

Surviving Alice are her three daughters, Carie Erickson of Detroit Lakes, Yvonne Byers of Detroit Lakes and Cynthia (Craig) McMahon of Winona; six grandchildren, Kendra Byers, Ashley Erickson, Justin and Brady Sampson, Jacob and Sydney McMahon; one great grandchild, Tayden Mulholland; seven siblings, Deanna (Duane) Walen of Callaway, Joseph (Marilyn) Carlson of Whidbey Island, Wash., Daniel (Monica) Carlson of Litchfield, William Carlson of Palm Springs, Calif., Denise (Lyle) Shepard of Detroit Lakes, Elsie Carlson of Fergus Falls and Laurie High of Detroit Lakes; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Alice in death were her parents and her husband, Juergen (2006).

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27 at Richwood Lutheran Church, rural Detroit Lakes, with interment in the church cemetery.

Visitation is from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26 at

West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.

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