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William "Bill" Alexander
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Ankeny, IA 50023
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“I did not know of Bill's passing,so sorry. I thought of Bill as an uncle as Fran and he were best friends.I last saw him at the cemetery,i was...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Randall Herring - D.M., IA

“Knew Bill from Firestone, he always had a smile and did a good job at the same time. Bill was one of the good guys, a treasure to all that knew him...Read More »
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“My pal , Bill, and I used to stop by the Ankeny Elks Club for a cold one (maybe 2). He was an interesting man and a great conversationalist. I...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Michael McMURRY - ANKENY, IA

“I will always remember you as "Grandpa Happy", as that is what you were. You always made everyone feel warm and loved. You brought a lot of love and...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: MICHELLE RODEWALD - MN

“Corene and I have a lot of good memories from being your back yard neighbors for many years when we lived on Sherman Drive. We had a lot of good...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Merle Wacker - Ham Lake, MN

“I have many memories of the fun Barb and I had with U and Sherry. Also thegolf games we had, many in heaven we can play a game. You will be missedby...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: WADE WIESE - MISSION, TX - Friend


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William "Bill" Alexander, 89, of Ankeny passed away September 25, 2016.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Memorial Services of Iowa funeral home (4208 N Ankeny Blvd). A visitation will be held 5-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, also at the funeral home.
Bill was born in Avoca, Iowa to Frank and Bertha (Garner) Alexander.
He graduated High School from Red Oak in 1944, and married Sherry Frank in December of 1950. They made their home above the fire station in Red Oak, where he served as assistant Fire Chief to his father in law.
They moved to Ankeny in 1963, where they raised their two children. Bill went to work for Firestone as a Guard, until he retired in 1987 to care for his wife Sherry, until her passing in 1988.
Bill was a member of the Ankeny ELKS, and the National Fire Fighters Association.
He enjoyed golfing, hunting, traveling, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Bill is survived by his 2 children, Deborah (Harold) Wissink, and Mark "Butch" (Peggy) Alexander; 2 grandchildren, Tara (Jesse) Berstler, Jon (Kelli) Alexander; 4 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Madison, Chantz, and Allison, and 1 great-great grandson Liam; and his partner of 25 years, Earlene Ware.
He is preceded in death by his wife Sherry, grandson Sean Wissink, and great-grandson Connor Alexander.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Easter Seals Camp Sunnyside.