Gering Memorial Chapel

1755 11th St., Gering, NE


Alice G Wineman

5 January, 194621 March, 2020

Alice Gale Wineman, 74 of Gering, Nebraska passed away Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Regional West Medical Center. A private family graveside will be held at West Lawn Cemetery with Pastors Seth Leypoldt, Dennis Gingrich and Robert Manasek officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday 3-7 pm at Gering Memorial Chapel. A Celebration of Life service will be scheduled at a later date at the Gering Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Festival of Hope or Gering Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Online condolences may be left at www.geringchapel.com. Alice was born on January 5, 1946 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Allerton “Al” and Betty (Franklin) Downer. She went to school in Banner County for her early education, graduating from Gering High School in 1964. She received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Chadron State College. Alice taught in Gering for 41 years. She married Jerry Wineman on November 26, 1969 at Gering 1st United Methodist Church and made their home in Gering. Alice was on the Gering City Council for 16 years. She was a member of the Gering Methodist Church, Chapter GI PEO member and the Gering Retired Teachers Group. She was going to be this year’s Vice President of the Half Century Club. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and crafts. She took great pride in her roses and garden. Survivors include her husband Jerry of 50 years; son Jeff; sister Mary Jo Hoffman; brother Hal (Linda) Downer; sister Nora (Mick) Sandine; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Toni (Jack) Lacy; her beloved dachshund “Dudley” and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law Jerry Hoffman. Alice was a good wife and good mother.


  • Jeff Cotton, Pallbearer
  • Ron Lien, Pallbearer
  • Rex Wilson, Pallbearer
  • Jim Downer, Pallbearer
  • Dori Dietrich, Pallbearer
  • Will Hoffman, Pallbearer
  • Keith Walters, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jan Durin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • LaRita VanBoskirk , Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, 25 March , 2020


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Aileen Davis

25 March 2020

My son, Josh Davis, had Alice as a teacher when he attended Northfield. She worked with each student so they could reach their potential. I've also been very fortunate to have her as a neighbor for several years. what a very caring, kind and sweet person she is. I am so fortunate to have had her in my life and in my son's. I will miss our visits when she was out walking. She was always optimistic. Not wanting people to worry about her but always wanting to know how she could help someone else. I will truly miss her.

MaryAnn Schrage

24 March 2020

Alice was a wonderful teacher for my children! She helped us all. I went to her because I had a scare about breast cancer, since my son came home talking about Mrs Wineman having gone thru it. She told me that she was going to tell all her students about it, and if it helped just one, it was worth it. I was one of them. Thank you Alice! She also grieved with us when we found out that one of my son's was going blind. She was a gem of a lady, a great friend, a lover of Jesus, and taught all four of my children to embrace the best life has to offer. The Angels are Blessed to have her there. Hold all the little ones, Mrs Wineman and teach them your Joy for living!! MaryAnn Schrage

Megan Kirby

24 March 2020

Mrs. Wineman was my 6th grade teacher in 1990. It was a rough year for me as my parents were going through a divorce. She took me under her wings and even invited me to her house to do crafts. I will never forget her kindness. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

Alice Reuter

24 March 2020

Alice's family,
I extend my deepest sympathy. I enjoyed knowing Alice as a fellow Gering elementary teacher. In later years as a Chapter GI PEO sister.
She will be greatly missed.

In PEO Love,
Alice Reuter.

Kathy Dickson

24 March 2020

Alice was a classmate of my husband, Don Dickson. I recall from the moment I met Alice at the GHS 10th reunion in 1974, I knew she was a warm and caring person. Always a delight to speak with.
I know that Don had a good deal of respect for Alice.

My condolence to the family in the loss of your wife and mother.

Kathy Dickson

Lisa Hernandez

24 March 2020

Jeff and Family,

So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Hoping you find some comfort knowing she is in a better place. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you, as losing a parent no matter what our age is a tough time.

George and Lisa Hernandez
Morrill, NE

Micki McKibbin

23 March 2020

I taught with Alice at Northfield Elementary. I truly admired her and how she cared about students. She was caring, but held them accountable for their learning. Heaven gained a great one!!

Cathie Hilyard

23 March 2020

Alice was a classmate, a good friend and colleague. She touched many lives and will be missed. Alice fought a tough health battle with optimism and dignity. May God bless her soul.

Joy Bruckner

23 March 2020

Alice was a wonderful lady that had a huge impact on my children! They called her their special friend. She would have them over to make crafts and hang out or just play with the dog! We love you Alice and will miss you greatly!


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