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“So sorry for your lose,your mom and dad,Frank were both like parents too me!!! She will ne greatly missed,and prayers coming your way that God...Read More »
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“So sorry for your lose,your mom and dad,Frank were both like parents too me!!! She will ne greatly missed,and prayers coming your way that God...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Ron Warner - Colfax, IA - Friend

“Will be missed had many fond memories as a child with dorthy and Jamie and Frank thank you for touching my life in so many ways god bless you al ”
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“Deepest sympathy for you Jayme and all your family!Hugs, Judy. ”
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Dorothy (Holmgren) Alexander passed away April 2, 2020.
A private family service was held April 6, 2020.
Dorothy was born September 6, 1929 to Elmer and Oressa. Her home was on the Madrid family farm, and at the age 16 she and her family moved to Ankeny. Dorothy graduated from Ankeny High School in 1946.
In September of 1947, she married Frank Lint of Ankeny. Together they had four children; Diane, Dennis, Tory, and Jayme.
During these years Dorothy and Frank were business entrepreneurs. Among their businesses was a home and commercial construction company, a land development business, a ready-mix concrete business, Polk City Building Supply, and Frontier Furniture. Dorothy was instrumental in the financial reporting and accounting to keep all of the ventures structurally sound.
Dorothy had many of her own businesses, including a Baskin-Robbins ice cream store and Young Villager, children's clothing store.
The Lord blessed Dorothy with many gifts. She was incredible at the details and had great organizational skills, making her the perfect partner for Frank. Dorothy had a sensational eye for style and design. While Frank built the homes, Dorothy's talent was used to choose fabrics, furniture and color that made every room of the home beautiful. She will always be remembered for her zest for life and the love of beauty. The Lint home was a popular destination for baby showers, Bible studies, and employee parties. Dorothy was often known for playing the piano or organ, and was always gathering a group to sing hymns. Dorothy was very active at the Ankeny Baptist Church, providing bookkeeping services and teaching Sunday school.
In March 1985 Dorothy (Dottie) married Stan Alexander. They spent 34 years in the Kansas City and Phoenix areas, where Dorothy worked at Farmers Insurance. In retirement Dorothy was very busy with a Christian women's group. She led several conferences and supported many humanitarian causes, such as filling back packs for hungry children in the inner cities of Phoenix, and supporting prayer groups to help people find Jesus. In her leisure time at home Dorothy loved to read and study the Bible and countless other books. She loved to pursue knowledge, and always loved a good story.
Most recently in 2014 Dorothy and Stan moved back to Ankeny, where they attended Ankeny Free Church, and resided at Vintage Hills where he cared for her until her passing April 2, 2020.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank; her sister Marion McIntosh; and her two brothers Paul Holmgren and Myron Holmgren.
Survivors include her children; Diane Wissink (Jay) from Minneapolis, Dennis Lint (Mary Beth) from Lee's Summit, Missouri, Tory Lint of Ankeny, Jayme Lint from Wichita, Kansas; 9 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, her husband Stan Alexander; his daughters, Cindy Robinson and Chris Johnson, and his 4 grandchildren, all from the Des Moines area.