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“Lissa, I'm a little late on this, but I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May God bless you and your family during this time and open...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Diane McCoy

“Dear Deb, thinking of you, I understand it's been a really tough couple of months(been there). Sorry that distance, life etc has kept us out of touch...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Alfred

“Debby,Stefani,David,and Lissa, I'm sorry to hear of passing of your Mother. All of you and your families are in my prayers at this difficult time. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Terry Welihan

“My mother, Edna Pagel (Schadler), age 89, wanted me to send a message of condolense to Alice's family. Mom is not feeling well and was unable to...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Barnes

“Hello....Just want all of you to know that I'm thinking about you. My sister, Sue, sent me the obituary from the Herald-Palladium. I remember when...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Bonnie (Barr) Sonnemann

“Dear Lissa: My sincere condolences on your mother's passing. I was thinking of you lately as I was helping to write a book on Michigan basketball...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Chris Haack

“Debby, Stephanie, Lissa, and David--I was so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Sue Barr-Burrows

“Debby, Stefani, David, and Lissa,We are deeply saddened to her about your mother. She will be greatly missed by all of us. Love, Daryl and Jane ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Daryl Bordon

“Dear Debby, Stefani, David, Lissa and Families, We were so sorry to hear of your Mother (Grandma's)passing on. Please take comfort in all the...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: David, Darlene, Michael & Ryan Bauer

“We are so saddened to read about Alice's passing in the News Palladium today. Alice and I spent many happy hours together growing up. She was one...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Inez (Neni) and Robert Stoothoff

“Debra, Stefani, David, and Lissa, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. I know that she will be greatly missed. My thoughts, my love,...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl, Joseph & Anthony Cascio

“The entire staff at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home wishes to extend our sympathy to your family. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home


Alice A. Ankli, 79, of St. Joseph died Thursday, January 24, 2008 at her home surrounded by her family.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd. with Rev. Dan Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview cemetery. Friends may call on the family from 10:00-11:00 AM, Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice at Home or The American Cancer Society. Friends wishing to send a condolence message may do so in the guest book at www.starks-menchinger.com

Alice was born on February 23, 1928 in Gary, IN to Louis & Stefania (Choymovszky) Bordon. She was a graduate of Benton Harbor High School in 1946. She married David W. Ankli on November 10, 1951 in Sodus, at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters Debra (Ron) Bauer of Oviedo FL, Stefani (Bob) Conner of St. Joseph, Lissa (Scott) Mathews of Bristow, VA; a son David (Patti) Ankli of Chuluota, FL; Ten Grandchildren - Alissa Malakan, Jennifer Conner, Steven and Daniel Bauer, Margaret, David, Sarah and Amy Ankli, Emma and Bethany Mathews; a sister Bert Vladic of Berrien Center; and a brother James (Rose) Bordon of Pharr, TX. She was preceded in death by her husband David on December 6, 1982, and brothers Albert and Albie Bordon.