Ida Anne (Hubler) Alix

Ida Anne (Hubler) Alix, 95, Holcombe, died peacefully at her home Friday, May 12, 2017, with family by her side.

Ida was born April 23, 1922, in Harrisburg, Pa., the daughter of John and Mary (Steininger) Hubler. 

A graduate of Susquehanna High School in 1940, and Central Pennsylvania College in 1944, she was employed in the office of Neidig and Whitehead, a construction firm in Harrisburg, Pa., and then at the Penbrook Banking Company in Penbrook, Pa.

Ida met Walter “Walt” Kenneth Alix of Cornell, while he was training at Indian Town Gap near Harrisburg, Pa. After his service, the couple married in Maryland, Oct. 25, 1945, residing in Harrisburg, Pa., until they moved their family to a dairy farm near Holcombe in 1955, where Ida resided for 62 years.

She served as treasurer for the Town of Birch Creek for 17 years, and was a respected seamstress who enjoyed quilting, crafting and crocheting. A meticulous record keeper, she was well-known as the family and local historian.

She is survived by six children – Mary Ellen (Robert) Cowell, Holcombe, Carol (Peter) Camps, Marinette, Walter “Ken” Alix, Vidor, Texas, Kathy (Mike) Rynerson, Coon Rapids, Minn., John Alix, Chippewa Falls, and Jeff (Erika) Alix, Holcombe; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; former daughters-in-law – Connie Parsons and Michelle Smith Alix; two sisters – Lena Brewbaker, Enola, Pa., and Kathryn (Jim) Hartman, Harrisburg, Pa.; sister-in-law – Alice Hubler; many nieces and nephews of the Alix and Hubler families, along with many friends and special neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her husband – Walt, July 30, 1975; her mother and father; three sisters – Anne “Non” Hull, Theresa “Treas” DePuy and Mary “Boik” File; a brother – John “Huntz” Hubler; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27, at Borton-Leiser Funeral Home in Cornell, with nephew Pastor Nick Hardt officiating. Inurnment will be at the Cornell Cemetery.

A memorial visitation will be held one hour prior to the service Saturday, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Hospice or St. Joseph’s Palliative Care, 2661 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729.

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