Kenneth Alexander, 89, of Devils Lake, N.D., formerly of rural Churchs Ferry, N.D., died Friday, January 18, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Devils Lake.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 23 at 11 a.m. at Leeds Lutheran Church with Pastor Richard Budd officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery later in the spring. Military Rites will be accorded by the North Dakota Military Honors Team. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Nelson Funeral Home in Leeds.
Casket bearers will be Cordell Streifel, Kerry Streifel, Jason Streifel, Larry Alexander, Kevin Alexander, Edward Lauinger, Bruce Lauinger, Jerome Ziegler and Bobby Olson.
Kenneth Alexander was born March 7, 1923 in Irvine Township, rural Leeds, N.D., to Thomas and Alice (Ritteman) Alexander. He was raised there and graduated from the Irvine Consolidated School. Kenneth worked for Ed Halgrimson and then served in the US Army for a year. He returned home and farmed with Ed Halgrimson until the death of his father in 1954. At that time he began farming with his brother, Marvin, until 2003. In 2005, he moved to Churchs Ferry and in October of 2012 moved to Devils Lake.
Kenneth was a very kind, quiet and fun loving person with a great sense of humor. He loved farming, cattle, fishing and playing cards, especially whist.
Kenneth is survived by four sisters, Shirley Olson, Donna Streifel and Ruth Alexander all of Devils Lake and Alice (Tony) Schneider of Minot, N.D.; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Thomas and Marvin; sisters, Naomi Lauinger and Margaret Ziegler; brothers-in-law, Morris Olson and Nick Streifel; nephews, Kelvin Ziegler and Thomas Alexander and nieces: Sherry Bennes and Annie Ripplinger.
Online condolences may be left at www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com
Nelson Funeral Home, Leeds, is in charge of arrangements.