Alice Nebraska

Born in Dunbar, PA
Born on Jul 13, 1930
Departed on Oct 10, 2020

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Alice Mae Nebraska, 90, of Iowa City, IA, passed away peacefully at home with her family at her side on October 10, 2020 after a short illness.  The family will greet friends at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday October 15, 2020. Private family services will be held at Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Vicki Standley will officiate.  Entombment will follow services at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.  As mandated by proclamation, social distancing must be practiced which requires a limited number of people to be allowed into the visitation at one time. The use of facemasks or shields is required.  A livestream of the service can be viewed at on Friday, October 16, at 1:00 p.m.

Alice is survived by her five children, Dennis (Corinne) Nebraska of Marion, Dwight (Shawnee) Nebraska of Cedar Rapids, Roberta Caris (Robert) of Iowa City, Darrin (Sherri) Nebraska of Marion, and Daryl (Christina) Nebraska of Marengo; brothers Edward Ray (Arlene) Shoemaker and Gary (Janet) Shoemaker of Dunbar, PA, sister Carol Lambie of Connellsville, PA, and sister-in-law Evelyn Shoemaker of Connellsville, PA. She is also survived by thirteen grandchildren; Douglas Nebraska, Christopher (Rosetta) Nebraska, Jennifer (David) Tiede, Adam (Krista) and Jordan Nebraska, Caitlin and Lauren Caris, Nathan and Shane Nebraska, and Joshua, Jeremy, Jonathan and Joseph Nebraska, nine great-grandchildren; Dylan, Gage, Lexis and Vinnie Nebraska and Isla and Jack Tiede, Luca, Bianca, Milania, Frank and Reid Nebraska, and many loved nieces, nephews and extended family members. 

Alice was preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years Donald Robert Nebraska, parents Ray and Fern Shoemaker, brothers Melvin and Joshua (J.C.) Shoemaker, brothers-in-law Thomas and James Nebraska, brother-in-law Mark Lambie, and sisters-in-law Delores Nebraska, Elizabeth Shoemaker and Patricia Lowman.

Alice was born on July 13, 1930 in Dunbar, PA to Ray and Fern Shoemaker. She spent her younger school years going to a one room school house and then graduating from Dunbar Township High School in 1947. She married Donald Nebraska on November 27, 1954 in Dunbar, PA. Alice worked at Anchor Cap in South Connellsville, PA for 7 years before becoming a full-time mom and homemaker. After many years of raising her family she enjoyed working at Good Will Industries and at Walmart where she made many friends. After her working years Alice and her husband moved from PA to Iowa to be near all her family and grandchildren. Alice enjoyed being with her family and traveling with her husband over the years. Alice was a longtime member of the Red Hat Society and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Marion, IA.

The family wishes to thank the Iowa City Visiting Nurses Association and all of the staff at Iowa City Hospice for their care, support and kindness.

Memorials may be made in Alice’s name to Iowa City Hospice, Iowa City, IA.