Alice Herrmann Larkin, 94, formerly of Union County, died March 9 in Seattle. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Aug. 8 at Island City Cemetery. A reception will follow at the First Christian Church in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

La Grande Observer – June 26, 2008
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Alice Larkin died in her home at MoorCare in Kent, Wash., March 9.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 19030 Eighth Ave. S., SeaTac, Wash., at 1 p.m. A graveside service will begin at 10 a.m. Aug 8 at Island City Cemetery. A reception will follow at the First Christian Church in La Grande.

Burial will take place in Island City at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s research, hospice care of charity of choice.

Alice was born June 28, 1913, in Canova, SD, to Lizzie and B.A. Schierholz.

As a young woman, Alice owned and operated a beauty shop in Corvallis. While in Corvallis, she met and married Earl Herrmann and moved to La Grande, where she lived for many years. There she and Earl raised their children, Phyllis and Jim and numerous foster children.

Alice was an adventurous and creative artisan and cook, and was active in the First Christian Church. In 1971, after 35 years of marriage, Earl died.

In 1975, Alice married Ted Larkin and moved to the Seattle area. During her years in Seattle she enjoyed her family, friends, cooking, painting and travels that took Alice and Ted to many interesting places. Alice was an active member of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in SeaTac.

Alice is preceded in death by her brothers, Howard and Hadley Schierholz, and sister, Belva Roddewig, husbands, Earl Herrmann and Ted Larkin. Surviving Alice are her children, Phyllis Lee (John) of Yuma, Ariz., Jim Herrmann of Seattle, Terry Larkin (Diane) of Seattle and Judy See of Auburn, Wash., eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Obituary – Daniels – Knopp Funeral, Cremation & Life Celebration Center