May 7, 2014


Alice Marie Brown, 66, of Carroll, passed away at her home on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 12, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll with Father Timothy Johnson as celebrant.

Music for the Mass will be by Barb McDermott and the Holy Spirit choir. Lectors will be Amy Dunphy and Terry Kasperbauer. Eucharistic ministers will be Paula Kasperbauer and Ron Dunphy. Gift bearers will be Todd and Sue Dunphy and Dana Dunphy. Casket bearers will be Colton Dunphy, Doug Steinkamp, Ken Barker, Deserae Sorensen, Jim Brown, Dr. Greg Banks and Tom Kasperbauer. An honor guard will be formed at the church by the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call beginning at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 4:30 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 6:30 p.m. by Holy Spirit Parish. The casket will be moved to the church at 8:30 a.m. Monday when visitation will resume. Online condolences may be left for Alice's family at

Born March 30, 1948, in Carroll, Iowa, she was a daughter of Alfred W. and Rose L. (Kasperbauer) Sondgeroth. Alice lived in Carroll until she was in the eighth grade when her family moved to Creston. She graduated from Creston High School in 1966. Following high school she went to nursing school at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa and became an LPN. She was married to William Brown on June 15, 1974, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll by Monsignor Lenz.

The couple made their home in Carroll, and Alice worked at the Carroll Manor Nursing Home for several years and then St. Anthony Regional Hospital for over 25 years. She also worked at New Hope Village.

Alice was a member of Holy Spirit Parish, and she was active in RSVP. She enjoyed watching television, going to rodeos, camping and spending time with her family and friends.

Alice is survived by her husband Bill of Carroll; a sister Dorothy Dunphy and her husband Ron of Creston, Iowa; a brother-in-law Robert Brown and his wife Kathy of Glidden; and a sister-in-law Bonnie Jensen and her husband Scott of Carroll; a nephew Todd Dunphy and his wife Susan of Creston; a niece-in-law Dana Dunphy; and several cousins.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, Janice in infancy, and her nephew Tom Dunphy.