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Drake & Son Funeral Home

5303 North Western Ave, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

Alice F. Iverson

January 26, 1924June 22, 2020
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Alice F. Iverson, age 96, lifetime Chicago resident, loving wife of the late Marvin; cherished mother of Carol Iverson (Hugh) Goodman and Keith (Patty) Iverson; fond grandmother of Anna and Kerri Goodman, and Emily and Rachel Iverson. Masters in Mathematics from Northwestern, 48 years of service to North Park College as a mathematics professor, 31 years as mathematics department chair. First woman to chair the Division of Science and Mathematics, and the chairperson of the Committee to Introduce Computer Science Major to North Park College. Never-wavering support for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Lifetime learner, spent many years exploring the United States with her family. Lover of religious history; always open to new ideas, approaches, and insights, on a factual level and a spiritual level. Inclusive to her core. Many years of passionate service at Ravenswood Presbyterian, including as Clerk of the Session. Cared for all living things, including plants, of which she had many.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Girls Collaborative Project. The NGCP is committed to bringing together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Please join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Alice Iverson. Funeral services will be broadcast live in the following webinar.

When: Jun 30, 2020 10:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Alice Iverson's Funeral

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Elaine Stefanos

July 2, 2020

I did not know Alice Iverson well but I learned who Alice was through her daughter, Carol. Alice Iverson was a leader. Being a very intelligent and dedicated person to life and all it has to offer, she instilled in her children the importance of an education, a dedication to give back, the importance of church and God, and the thrill of adventure. The legacy that Alice bestowed on her children far outweighs the material things in life. She taught them to love life, to open their doors to all their friends, to always offer a helping hand to those in need, to be there when needed by family and friends, to be non-judgmental, to read anything and everything, to travel, to enjoy life and all it has to offer, to be adventurous, to try new things, but most important she taught them to be themselves. Alice Iverson, you will always live on through your children and grandchildren and all you taught them about life and what is important. You will be missed very much but know you did good!

Charles Eklund

July 1, 2020

I was a math major at North Park and had Mrs. Iverson (as I called her) for many classes. She was on of my favorite professors at NP. She was a great math teacher. She gave us killler take home tests (well for me at least). But they were fair tests. Besides teaching me mathematics she also taught me to think rigorously. That skill was even more important than complex variables. And, she was great person to boot.

Condolences to the family.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants. Psalm 116:15

Sue Milnamow

June 30, 2020

What a great tribute to a woman of great faith and passion for her work. It’s no wonder that so many of the Iverson/Goodman girls have many of the same traits. Though she’ll be missed here physically, she has certainly left her mark and created a lifetime of memories for her family and friends.

Melvin Soderstrom

June 30, 2020

I was an undergraduate student when Alice started teaching at North Park. I had only one class with Alice as a student. During my career at North Park we became good friends and my son (Karl) majored in math and had Alice as one of his advisors. I had a classmate who majored in math who went on for numerous graduate degrees who thought Alice was the best math teacher she ever had.

Alice you will be missed by many former students and colleagues at North Park. Peace to your memory..

Mel Soderstrom

Ofelia Uribe

June 30, 2020

Alice inspired me in so many ways without even knowing it! Having been Catholic until I was 25, I had not met women who were “movers and shakers” in all aspects of church life, but then I met Alice! Alice had not only been faithful to God but to Ravenswood Presbyterian Church throughout several decades of constant change. . Alice was everywhere: at the services singing in Spanish and English, fellowship hall eating Latin American food, be it during our International Day festivities, or celebrating Ephiphany, or during so many other celebrations. What I remember most about Alice was her ability to work hand in hand with session members of all ages and backgrounds. She embodied the spirit of cooperation, respect, and Christian-like behavior in everything she did. Not only did I think she was the coolest lady, but her example as a Christian woman, professional, mother, friend, amongst so many other roles, left an incredible legacy to inspire all who knew her. May she rest in peace with her maker and loved ones.

Janet Schletter

June 30, 2020

Alice came into my life late in hers and became a dear friend. We enjoyed Friday afternoons together till the virus cut our visits short. It was wonderful to listen to her reminisce and share snippets of her life journey - from plants on her windowsill to those in her yard, theologian philosophies, her growing up years, sharing her love of math, church memories, motorhome and overseas travel, life with Marvin, family history, and especially her daughter, son, and granddaughters. Being an ever loving and caring person, she would stop her recollecting and say that she had talked enough, that she wanted to hear my story now. Alice was only in my life for a short while but was an indescribable blessing as she is in her heavenly home.

Estuardo DeLeon

June 29, 2020

I had the privilege of serving with Alice on the Ravenswood Presbyterian Church Board of Elders for many years and grew to admire and respect her strength, intelligence, integrity and compassion. Her tireless work ethic and dedication to the church were an inspiration and we are eternally in her debt. Thank you Alice for sharing your life and gifts with us, it was a privilege to know you and consider you a friend.

Rachel Peirce

June 29, 2020

I always enjoyed talking to Alice. She was always curious about everything and loved to learn. I especially enjoyed her stories about dating Marvin, when he would hop the fence from the Navy base (at Navy Pier?) to meet her. She was already teaching math at North Park, with just an undergraduate degree. Sometimes, when the war was over, her students were older than she was. But she wasn't intimidated about teaching makes or older students. She was ahead of her time!

Gerardo Quintero

June 29, 2020

GRACIAS Alice, siempre admire tu fortaleza para servir a Dios, incluso en medio de fuertes tormentas de nieve, de tremendas olas de calor, etc, cuando muchas personas preferían permanecer en la comodidad de sus hogares, tu asistías a tu Iglesia a servir...
THANKS Alice, I alwats admired your strenght to serve God, no matter strong snow´s storms, or even really high temperature days; when a lot of people preffered stay at home, You went to your Church to serve...

Jan & Al Bjorkman

June 29, 2020


Our memories of Alice are of a considerate, passionate and caring professor, who sincerely cared about her students as well as fellow colleagues. In her many years of teaching, advising students, serving on committees and in positions of leadership, she always treated others with respect and tact. She was an attentive leader and mentor to fellow faculty. She was a loving and very proud Mom to Carol and Keith, and to her grandchildren. How dearly she will be missed!

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Biography

Alice F. Iverson, age 96, lifetime Chicago resident, loving wife of the late Marvin; cherished mother of Carol Iverson (Hugh) Goodman and Keith (Patty) Iverson; fond grandmother of Anna and Kerri Goodman, and Emily and Rachel Iverson. Masters in Mathematics from Northwestern, 48 years of service to North Park College as a mathematics professor, 31 years as mathematics department chair. First woman to chair the Division of Science and Mathematics, and the chairperson of the Committee to Introduce Computer Science Major to North Park College. Never-wavering support for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Lifetime learner, spent many years exploring the United States with her family. Lover of religious history; always open to new ideas, approaches, and insights, on a factual level and a spiritual level. Inclusive to her core. Many years of passionate service at Ravenswood Presbyterian, including as Clerk of the Session. Cared for all living things, including plants, of which she had many.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the National Girls Collaborative Project. The NGCP is committed to bringing together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).