November 8, 2023
Alice Elfrieda Droste, 95, died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at Gillespie Health and Rehab Center in Gillespie. She was born on Nov. 3, 1927, in Litchfield to Emil Henry Niemann and Emma Dorothy (Reising) Niemann. She married Vernon Ervin Droste on June 20, 1948, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in South Litchfield Township. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2016.
She attended Litchfield High School and graduated in the Class of 1945. Mrs. Droste, along with her husband, Vernon, owned and operated Droste’s Market in Mt. Olive. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in M...