Obituary: Alice Yainske


September 8, 2023

The funeral service for Alice Yainske, 98, will be held at Como Park Lutheran Church in St. Paul. She passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2023, in Carlton.

Alice Berniece Lindstrom, daughter of Carl and Mabel Lindstrom, was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Litchville, North Dakota. She was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church, graduated as valedictorian from Litchville High School in 1942, and worked for the Litchville State Bank for a year-and-a-half before attending Fargo Business College.

On Oct. 28, 1944, she married Starr Coady in Berkley, California where he was serving in the U.S. Navy. Throughout her husband's 20 years of service, she worked in various government offices. Upon his retiring, they moved back to St. Paul, where she was employed by Great Plains Supply. Following Starr's death in 1967, she married Philip Yainske on Sept. 21, 1974. She moved to New Richland, where they made their home on the Yainske family farm.

Alice enjoyed reading, embroidering, crocheting, dancing and card playing. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wells and was active in Faith Circle. After Phil's death in 2014, she moved to Cloquet and became a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Carlton.

She is survived by three children from her first marriage, Cheryl Martin of St. Louis Park, Terry (Sue) Coady of Carlton, and Deborah (Boyd) Frazier of Minnetonka; grandchildren, Brian (Nicole) and Nathan (Molly) Coady, Shawn (Al) Pearson, and Christine and Jeffrey Martin; great-grandchildren, Weston, Savanah and Cheyenne Pearson, Bradley, Corabelle and Parker Coady, and Vivienne Martin; brother, Ernest (Jeanne) Lindstrom; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and both of her husbands, Starr Coady and Philip Yainske; and sister, Myrna McGregor. Blessed be her memory.

Visitation: 9:30 a.m. until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Tuesday, Sept. 12 at Como Park Lutheran Church, 1376 Hoyt Ave. W. in St. Paul. A luncheon will follow the service. Burial will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see

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