Alice Louise Zeller
Alice Zeller
Alice Louise Zeller

September 26, 1927 - April 4, 2021
Born in Dows City, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, Iowa
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Alice Louise Zeller passed away peacefully on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021. Services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Iles Westover Funeral Chapel with a visitation beginning at 12 pm. Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines, IA.

Alice was born September 26, 1927, in Dow City, IA, to Glen and Clara (Mitchell) Leslie. She married Richard Zeller in 1952 in Dow City, IA, and enjoyed their shared 58 years of marriage.

Alice received her nursing degree from the Iowa Methodist Nursing School in 1948. Alice worked as a Registered Nurse at Iowa Methodist Hospital for many years, retiring in 1997. She served as a US Delegate for the Association of Operating Room Nurses which took her on visits to operating room facilities in Russia and China.

Her faith was very important to her. She was an active member of the Immanuel United Methodist church, serving in the Ada Circle and as a member of the bell ringing choir. She also was one of twelve members of an ad hoc group at the church, which Bob Bagley christened the “Dirty Dozen”. The Dirty Dozen enjoyed playing cards and going out to eat together.

Alice was an avid bird watcher; she would ride her ATV or motorcycle off road into the woods so she could observe the birds in their natural habitat. She also liked to play bridge and go to Prairie Meadows where she played craps and was known to be one of their best players. She also enjoyed growing flowers and was a member of the Urbandale Garden Club for many years.

Alice is survived by her sons, Michael (Colleen) Zeller, Thomas Zeller, Wayne (Lynn) Zeller and her brother Owen (Geneva) Leslie; 8 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren; as well as many extended family members. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard Zeller, daughter Nancy Zeller, brothers Jess and Paul Leslie and sister Faye Chase.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Immanuel United Methodist Church in Des Moines.

We respectively request guests wear masks and practice social distancing.





Iles Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Saturday, April 10, 2021
1:00 PM
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Immanuel United Methodist Church
2900 49th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50310