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Alice Winneke


Alice M. Winneke, 99, of Sioux City, died October 11, 2016 at a local nursing home.

Services were held at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 17 at Grace Methodist Church, with the Rev. Harold Werley officiating. Burial followed in Memorial Park Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Alice was born September 16, 1917 to Daniel E. and Mary L. (Sadler) Cooper in rural Moville, Iowa. Alice graduated from Moville High School in 1933 and Wayne State Teachers College in 1938.  During her career, she did additional studies at Iowa State Teachers College and Morningside College.

Alice taught at Castana, Iowa; Hartington, Nebraska; and Onawa, Iowa, prior to getting married.  She married Raymond J. Winneke on October 7, 1945 in her parents’ home near Moville. The couple moved to Sioux City in 1947.

After World War II, Alice worked as a psychometrist for the Veterans Administration in the Guidance Center at Morningside College.

She returned to teaching in the early 1950’s, working at several different schools in the Sioux City Community School District.

Alice was a member at Grace Methodist Church where she was involved with Ladies Circles and taught Sunday School for 25 years. She was also a member of the Morningside Riparian Study Club,  the Morningside Garden Club, and the Morningside College Woman’s Club.

Survivors include a son, Greg and his wife, Kris Winneke of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law, Helen Cooper of Sun City, California; caregivers David and Toni Cooper of Moville, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ray, and three brothers: Vernon and his wife, Leona Cooper; Carroll and his wife, Mona Cooper; and Marvin Cooper.

Memorials may be directed to the Ray Winneke Scholarship Fund at Morningside College.

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