Marlis (Grubaugh) Alderman

Marlis (Grubaugh)  Alderman

Marlis (Grubaugh)  Alderman, 86, of Wahoo, died Sunday, January 30, 2022, at the Pathfinder Place in Fremont.

Service will be live streamed om Kracl Funeral Chapel Facebook Page

Funeral Service Saturday, February 5, 2022,  1:00 P.M.

Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City

Visitation Saturday 11:30-1P.M.

Committal in the David City Cemetery

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Marlis Ann Lusch Grubaugh Alderman, passed from this life quietly on­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ January 30, 2022 in Fremont, Nebraska.  She maintained her sweet and loving spirit to the very end of her days.

Marlis was born in Wahoo, Nebraska to Carl and Myrtie Hanson Lusch on December 20, 1935.  She attended school in Wahoo.  Upon graduating from high school in 1954, she worked at a local telephone company.  She married Harold E. Grubaugh on June 13, 1954 in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Wahoo.  Shortly after they married, they moved to Murray, Utah where Harold worked for the National Guard.  In February 1958 they joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple in February 1959.

In the spring of 1959, they moved to Fairbanks, Alaska where they homesteaded for a few years before moving into town. While on the job, Harold experienced a severe injury.  Soon thereafter, in 1970, the family moved to Lincoln City, Oregon.  In 1985, they moved back to their Nebraska roots and the Grubaugh family farm in David City. After raising their children, Marlis obtained her CDL and drove truck with Harold.  When not on the road, she was a GED tutor.  She loved encouraging students.  She was Secretary for the Butler County Genealogical Society and she enjoyed searching her roots in Sweden and Germany. In October 2005, after 51 years of marriage, Harold died in a farming accident.  In December 2006, Marlis served an 18-month mission in Perth, Australia.  On February 14, 2009, she married Guy Alderman in Columbus, Nebraska.

Marlis had a great love for music.   She played the cornet, piano, and organ.  She enjoyed teaching piano lessons, and some of her granddaughters loved having her as their teacher.  Marlis was always serving others.  She enjoyed serving in many capacities in the Church, including Young Women, Primary and Sunday School as a leader/teacher, Relief Society President, seminary teacher, pianist/organist, and a temple worker in the Winter Quarters Temple.

Marlis is survived by her loving husband, Guy Alderman of Fremont; her children Kip (Teresa) of Fallon, Nevada; Kelly (Gayla) of Canton, Michigan; Karylee Bonta of Seward, Nebraska; Kent (Kim) of Reno, Nevada; Kristen Pittman of Ainaloa, Hawaii; and Kamron (Alonna) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Guy’s sons, Kenneth and Anthony Alderman; 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Karyl Kellas, and her beloved husband Harold.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm in David City, Nebraska on February 5, 2022 at the Kracl Funeral Chapel located at 1954 Industrial Road (visitation will precede from 11:30am to 1:00pm). Interment will follow at the David City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marlis’ honor to Parkinson’s Foundation ( or to a charity of your choosing.