Alice M. Williams, born on July 15, 1922 in Landa, North Dakota, daughter of John and Lillie Grann of Landa, North Dakota, passed away on June 3, 2016 at the age of 93.
Growing up, Alice helped on her parent’s farm and assisted with cooking for her family of 9. She also worked in the local hotel where a traveling dance band became stranded during a particularly bad blizzard. A local HAM radio operator let the band broadcast over his set—this was Lawrence Welk’s first radio broadcast! Alice would work in the “cook wagons” during harvest season preparing 3 hearty meals a day for the thrashing and harvester crews. These experiences along with the family preparation of traditional Norwegian foods enabled Alice to perfect her baking talents. These talents were enjoyed by generations of family and friends.