Alice Marie Ruckman

Alice Marie Ruckman, 88, passed away on Nov. 5, 2017, after an extended illness.

She was born on Nov. 18, 1928 in Crosby, North Dakota. Alice was the second of seven children born to Richard and Gladys (Stromstad) Walker. She played a big role in helping with the younger children, and remained close to all her siblings. Her family moved frequently while she was growing up. She attended schools in Fort Peck (during the exciting dam-building days), Cut Bank, Browning, Kalispell, and she graduated from high school in Columbia Falls, Montana.

Alice was married to George R. Ruckman on Sept. 1, 1949. They were blessed with two daughters, Nicki and Gayle. She spent most of her adult life in Lewistown. She worked at the First National Bank of Lewistown for over 35 years where she made many friends with both her co-workers and customers. She was very much a people person.

Alice was very involved with the Lewistown Soroptomist Club, she enjoyed playing bridge, working in her flowerbeds and she loved going to garage sales. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church.

Alice was a wonderful mother, grandmother and friend. Her family and friends were so important to her.

She is survived by her daughters Nicki Martin and Gayle (Doug) Arntzen of Lewistown, her grandchildren Justin and Jason (Tara) Martin, Brad (Stacie) Arntzen, Jennifer (Chad) Denowh, Erik (Amber) Arntzen and Derik (Corry) Arntzen and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Barbara (Bill) Palmer, brother-in-law Harold Mallo, sister-in-law Pat Walker, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service for Alice will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 at the United Methodist Church in Lewistown. The family suggests memorials be made to the United Methodist Church, the Friends of the Library or the Fergus County Council on Aging.

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