Alice M. Gesell, of Brookville, was born on May 25, 1934 in Franklin County, a daughter to Joseph and Margaret Tulley Ratz. She married Rudolph Gesell on July 26, 1969 and he survives. Alice worked at Sperry Rubber for over 30 years and was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning and mowing grass. Alice was known to spoil her nieces and nephews and loved Rudy’s homemade wine and fried chicken. On Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the age of 86, she passed away at the Waters of Batesville.
Alice will be dearly missed by her husband, Rudy; siblings, Patricia Moody of Batesville, Bonnie (John) Hornbach of Harrison, OH, and Tom (Ruth Ann) Ratz of Brookville; sister-in-law, Phyllis (Phil) Utterback of Brownsburg; brother-in-law, Wilber (Mitz) Gesell of Manchester, TN; special great-niece Amanda Ratz Kaiser, and special great-nephew, Tommy Ratz, as well as several additional nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings, Irene Bruns, Joe Ratz, Bill Ratz, Dolores Bossert, Eugene Ratz, Dave Ratz, and an infant sister, Doris Ratz; brothers-in-law, Stan Christensen and Pete Bossert, and sister-in-law, Doris Christensen.
Pastor Ladona Webb will officiate a graveside service at 10 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery on Saturday, August 22, 2020.
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