Thursday, December 18, 2008

Alice M. Bylsma

Alice M. (nee: Wallace) Bylsma, 79, passed away on Thursday, December 18, 2008, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints. She was a lifelong resident of Racine, born on November 17, 1929, the daughter of Stanley and Agnes (nee: Young) Wallace.

On November 15, 1952, Alice was united in marriage to William ‘Bud’ Bylsma. She was a registered nurse and retired from St. Mary’s Medical Center after many years of service. Alice was a member of St. Mary’s School of Nursing Alumni Club, retired R.I.N.G. of Racine and Ladies Stock Watchers Club.

Alice is survived by her husband, Bud; two daughters, Joan Larson and Jane (Rich) Hinderholtz; son, William Wallace Bylsma, all of Racine; two grandchildren, Brett (Jackie) Larson and Kara Larson; two great-granddaughters, MacKenna J. Larson and Jensen M. Kennow; one sister, Florence Gatzke of Canon City, CO; and one brother, Jerry Wallace of Racine. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, other relatives and many dear friends. Alice was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Josephine Gatzke; sister-in-law, Mabel Wallace; and aunt Pauline Young.

In keeping with Alice’s wishes, private services have been held.

Memorials to Pulmonary Fibrosis, for future research, would be appreciated.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine 262 632-4479

1 comment:

Mark Shreve said...

We saw this article on the recent passing of Alice Bylsma, and wanted to write a short note of condolence to the family. We are deeply sorry for your loss, and offer our heartfelt sympathies to all those who knew her. Because our daily work brings us in touch with thousands of patients each year, we know all too well the devastating impact of pulmonary fibrosis on both patients and their loved ones. It saddens us to hear that another loved one is lost to PF.

Please accept our sympathies. If there is anything we can do, please don’t hesitate to contact me at

My regards,

Mark Shreve
Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF)