Alyce Claire Wellberg Erdal

Erdal

Services for Alyce Erdal are 2 p.m. Monday at Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center at 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard on the northwest corner of Minnesota Highway 36 and County Road 5 in Stillwater. Private interment is at Fairview Cemetery. Visitation is two hours prior to the service.

Alyce, 79, passed away Nov. 17 at St Cloud Hospital of heart failure. She was born June 9, 1933, in Duluth, Minn., the only daughter of Alvin and Bess Ann Wellberg.

Alyce was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Swedish Lutheran Church in Duluth. She was a proud graduate of Duluth Denfeld High School and University of Minnesota-Duluth with a speech major and English major, followed by St Cloud State University degree in special education.

In addition to a long teaching career, Alyce directed 30 plays and musicals in secondary schools and was director of Duluth Theater Workshop, Duluth Children’s Theater, Wausau Agape Theater, Wausau Radiance Company and Sweet Adelines.

Alyce and Norris Erdal were married on June 6, 1970. Alyce embraced a second career of a pastor’s wife with a special gift of visitation.

Alyce is survived by her husband, Norris; son, Paul Erdal (Stacy); granddaughters, Lily Joy and Claire of Morris, Minn., and daughter, Kristi Erdal of St Paul. Alyce is also survived by special friend, Long Nguyen, and his family of Little Canada, Minn., who were sponsored by Norris and Alyce.

Memorials suggested to St. Andrew Lutheran Church Music Department.

Arrangements are with Bradshaw, 2800 Curve Crest Boulevard in Stillwater. 651-439-5511.

  • Jennifer Vongroven

    My condolences to the entire Erdal and Wellberg families, and to those who knew and loved Alyce.

    ~Jennifer

  • Gary Jader

    My condolences as well. I am up in duluth for my 45th HS reunion. Denfeld grad. Alyce directed two plays I was in while at denfeld. She was amazing, both as a director and as a human being. I thought about her often over the years but never reached out. Wish I would have. It would have been nice to let her know what a difference she made.
    My best to the family. Gary Jader.

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