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Alice Lake

February 4, 1937 — April 19, 2024

Alice Lake, 87, of Grover Hill, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 19, 2024, at her residence while surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 4, 1937, in Van Wert, to the late Wilbert and Harriet (Shively) Bell.

Alice graduated from Van Wert High School and went to work at the Aeroquip Corporation. After marriage she took a break from work to raise her children, eventually returning to Aeroquip when her girls were grown. She also worked at Carolyn's Elegant Cakes for many years.

On May 15, 1965, Alice married Robert Lake who preceded her in death. They were married for more than 50 years. Together they had 4 daughters who blessed them with 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

She enjoyed being home spending time with her family and friends. She loved holidays, baking cookies, going out to eat, reading and watching sports. She was also very active in her church for more than 50 years. According to Alice, her greatest accomplishments were her children and grandchildren. Her favorite saying was "I am so blessed." In addition to being the quintessential mother and grandmother, Alice also cheered for The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Alice is survived by her daughters: Jana (Mike) Miller of Grover Hill; Krista Roth of Van Wert; Shara Lake of Maumee; Trisha (Adam) Ramirez of Defiance; siblings: Jadine (Ed) Conn and Jim Bell, both of Van Wert; grandchildren: Allie (Josh) Litmer, Jordan (Katie) Miller, Katie (Jon) Lockie, Kylie Lake, Cody (Jessica) Roth, Alex Roth, Jack Lake, Joshua Lake, Adam (Cierra) Ramirez, Abram Ramirez, Mikayla Ramirez; great-grandchildren: Liam, Adelyn, Caleb, and Evan Lockie; Clairissa Miller; Ava Sowers; Layton Hoellrich; as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Alice is preceded in death by her parents, Wilbert and Harriet Bell; husband, Robert Lake; and sister, Carol Baxter.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at Grover Hill Zion Community Church, 204 Harrison St, Grover Hill, OH 45849 with Pastor Mike Waldron presiding. Interment will follow in Middle Creek Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 PM on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891 and again prior to the funeral on Wednesday from 10 to 11 AM at the church.

For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Grover Hill Fire Department or to Grover Hill Zion Community Church.

Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory. To share in Alice's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Alice Lake, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Visitation

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Grover Hill Zion Community Church

204 Harrison St, Grover Hill, OH 45849

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Grover Hill Zion Community Church

204 Harrison St, Grover Hill, OH 45849

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Committal Service

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

12:15 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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