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Alice Mae Parmelee

August 28, 1929 ~ December 10, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old

Alice Parmelee Obituary

Alice Mae Parmelee (nee Fagstad), Wheaton, Illinois, beloved wife of Byrd Parmelee, devoted mother of Jane DiGiovanni (Nick), and Robert Parmelee (Karen), daughter of Simon & Lillian Fagstad, sister of Marian, Lois, Joanne, caring grandmother of Ben, Bethany (Quang), James DiGiovanni, Zachary (Alison), and Eli Parmelee, aunt of many nieces and nephews, died peacefully at home on December 10, 2023.

Alice was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota.  She began her nursing career at the same hospital where she was born. She subsequently earned a B.S. in Public Health at The University of Minnesota.  She served as school nurse in Glen Ellyn School District for 24 years.  

Through her adult life, Alice nurtured her curiosity and intelligence through reading and travel.  She was a talented seamstress, sewing many clothes for herself and her children.  In retirement, she produced lovely quilts, crocheted prayer shawls, and knitted sweaters for many. Her family and close friends enjoyed many beautiful gatherings in her home with fabulous home cooked meals.  Alice’s faith in the Lord Jesus Christ was nurtured through church and Bible Study Fellowship in which she studied for many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the following entities which Alice supported for many years:

Faith Lutheran Church, online at or by mail, 41 N Park Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, online at or by mail, 55 N. Park Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Rafiki Foundation, online or by mail, PO Box 1988, Eustis, FL 32727

Bible Study Fellowship, online at or by mail, 19001 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX USA 78258

Visitation between 9 - 10 AM on Saturday, December 16th, 2023 at Faith Lutheran Church, 41 N Park Blvd. in Glen Ellyn with Funeral Service to follow at 10  AM. Burial at Forest Hill Cemetery, corner of Riford and St. Charles Rd. to follow.

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December 16, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church
41 N. Park Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Funeral Service
December 16, 2023

10:00 AM
Faith Lutheran Church
41 N. Park Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137


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