Alice L. Faust
Alice L. Faust, 93, Stevens Point, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the Seasons of Life Hospice Care in Woodruff.
She was born Aug. 27, 1923, to the late Harry and Marcella (Ranney) Peet in Richwood, Ohio. Her family moved to Madison, where she grew up, attended the local schools and graduated high school. She completed her undergraduate studies in Madison before enlisting in the U.S. Navy.
She was inducted into the U.S. Navy in 1944. Her duties began with administrative work but after unrelenting training, she became a first-class Aerographer. She was honorably discharged in 1946.
Following her military service, Mrs. Faust served as a Methodist Missionary in Chile for three years. Her final year of missionary led her to Santiago College, where she taught young children English and music. Subsequently, she returned to the U.S. and to her studies. She ultimately completed her master’s degree and doctorate in theater.
Mrs. Faust worked for the Madison School District, followed by employment stints at Temple University and the University of Maryland before coming to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) in 1961. While at UWSP, she taught Communications and Theater until 1985.
She met Gilbert Faust while working at the university and married him in 1971. He preceded her in death in 1995.
She had a passion for music and theater, and enjoyed singing and performances. She also took pride in her military service and relished her opportunity to visit the World War II Memorial through the Never Forgotten Honor Flight organization.
She enjoyed educating others, as well as being educated.
Survivors include her stepdaughters, Katherine Faust and Marjorie (Brian) Rozumalski; grandchildren, Adam (Amy) Rozumalski, Anna (Corey) Backhaus, and Elizabeth (Adam) Schemm; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, Barbara Larson, Ruth Bain, Patricia Mack and Linda Sampson; and extend family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gilbert; siblings, Marion Cotrell, Ruth Peet, Richard Peet and Jane Hall; and nephews, Harry and Daniel Peet.
A Memorial Service will be held 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at Boston Funeral Home, followed by visitation at the funeral home. Interment was held in Forest Cemetery in Stevens Point.
Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.