Alice Quist

By on October 14, 2010

Alice Quist, 95, joined her husband Peter in the presence of her Lord and Savior on Oct. 5, 2010, at Provena Medical Center in Aurora, surrounded by the prayers of her family.

She was born Aug. 8, 1915, in Lucas, Mich., the daughter of William and Johanna Schripsema.

On May 10, 1938, Alice married Peter Quist in Grand Rapids, Mich. They made their home in Saginaw and Grand Rapids before moving to Wheaton, Ill., in 1952, where Peter worked for Youth for Christ International.  

Alice worked in retail, both in a bakery and gift store. In 1966, they moved back to Grand Rapids, where Alice and Peter both worked for Radio Bible Class until their retirement. Alice was such a support to Peter in his ministries and in the interim pastorates he served.

In 1994, they moved to Aurora, and lived in Plum Landing retirement community, where they started monthly prayer meetings and eventually began Sunday worship services that continue to this day. Peter passed on to Glory Oct. 28, 1996. Alice moved to Countryside Care Center in December of 2004.

She is survived by her son, James (Janice) Quist of Sugar Grove; a daughter, Janice (Gary) Herr of Fargo, N.D.; five grandchildren, Kent Quist, Jami (Gary) Bonifas, Trisha (Wayne) Miller, David (Eva) Herr and Heather (Aaron) Erickson; and 12 great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; her parents; five sisters, and one brother.

Visitation, with a funeral service to celebrating her life at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL, was Friday, Oct. 8, 2010. Private family interment will follow at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit Radio Bible Class, who is responsible for “The Daily Bread” publications. Checks may be made to the “Alice Quist Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or online at