Alice (Koop) Splitt


Alice Splitt, a longtime resident of the Mitchell area, died Wednesday, April 8, 2020 in her home surrounded by family. She was 96.

Born on September 15, 1923 in Mitchell, SD, Alice grew up on a farm with her parents (Albert and Dorothy Koop) and one sister, Caroline. Alice met her husband, Doug Splitt, in high school and they were married in 1946 after Doug returned home from WW II.

Not only was Alice a realtor in Mitchell for many years, she stayed busy playing golf, bowling, playing bridge, walking, having coffee with her good friends and being a proud member of the Red Hat Ladies. But her favorite activity of all was being a proud Kernel fan and following the teams, especially during basketball season.

Alice is survived by her children Steve Splitt (Debi) of Torrance, CA; Teresa Quist (Russ) of Mitchell, SD; Lisa Johnson of Spearfish, SD; Kelly Splitt (Rebecca) of Madison, WI and son in law, Paul Chandley of Santa Cruz, CA. She has 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Doug Splitt; one daughter Paula Chandley; her parents Albert and Dorothy Koop and her sister Caroline Klebsch.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to First Lutheran Church, 411 N. Duff, Mitchell, SD 57301.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Will Funeral Chapel.

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