Alice M. Kane, of Wooster, died at the family’s home at 2:05 am on April 18, 2009 after a serious and lengthy fight against cancer-related diseases.
She was born December 29, 1923 in Leola, South Dakota, to Mr.& Mrs. Paul Zantow. After graduating from Leola High School in 1940, she received her B.S. in Home Economics at South Dakota State College in Brookings in June of 1944. As S.D.S.C.’s first woman Student Body President during her Senior Year, she met her future husband, Ralph E. Kane from Akron, Ohio, who was with an Army Specialized Training Unit at her college until March of 1944. Alice was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, Sigma Lambda Sigma and Pi Gamma Mu and taught for two years at Sisseton High School in South Dakota.
Married on July 2, 1945, during her husband’s furlough between service in Czechoslovakia and Japan with the 97th Infantry Division, the couple moved from Akron to Wooster in March of 1947.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where she worked as a secretary for several years, was chairman of Christian Education and served in other capacities. She is past President of 20-30 Anns and Monday Club and was a member of the A.A.U.W. at the College of Wooster and the Wayne County Home Economics club. She served 30 years as a precinct worker and judge.
The couple’s children who survive are Paul Anton Kane and Elisabeth Ann Kane as does her sister, Hazel (Don) Zetterlund, and several nieces and nephews.
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