William A. “Bill” Alexander

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  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Saturday, May 16, 2015 8:30-10:00 a.m.

  • Visitation Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Church, Trenton
  • Service Date
    Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Service Time
    10:00 a.m.
  • Service Location
    St. Mary's Catholic Church, Trenton
  • Full Obituary

    William A. “Bill” Alexander, age 90 of Highland, IL and formerly of Trenton, IL, born February 24, 1925 in Blackjack, IL, a son of Herbert and Jeanette, nee Brefeld, Alexander, died Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Verla, nee Klein, Alexander, whom he married June 28, 1947 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton, IL and died February 24, 2009; a daughter-in-law, Betty Alexander; a sister, Fern Robben; and a brother-in-law, Larry Robben.

    Surviving are his children, William R. “Bill’ Alexander and wife Marilyn of Aviston, IL, Brad Alexander of Port Orange, FL, Barry Alexander and wife Karen of Breese, IL, Bart Alexander and wife Sherry of Highland, IL, and Barbara Gifford and husband Jim of Highland, IL; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

    Bill was a veteran of the United States Navy and later received his B.S. Degree in Accounting from St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO. After many years, he retired as the owner-operator of Hi-Land Auto Parts in Highland, IL. He enjoyed camping, and spending his winters golfing and residing in Florida.

    He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton where he formerly served as the church accountant, life member of the Trenton American Legion Post 778 and Trenton VFW Post 7983, and the Trenton Knights of Columbus Council 2932.

    Memorial Mass will be Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton, IL with Fr. Joseph Rascher officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Trenton, IL.

    Visitation will be Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Trenton, IL.

    Memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer’s Association and will be received at the church or through Moss Funeral Home in Trenton, IL who is in charge of the arrangements.

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