|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1942|
|Death: ||Sep. 10, 2005|
PEKIN ~ Dale R. Alexander, 62, of Pekin, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 10, 2005 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born September 22, 1942 in Decatur to Theron Clark Rankin and Mildred Mae Hopkins. He was adopted by Joseph and Helen Shaffer Alexander as a boy because his mother died and his father remarried and the new wife did not want any of the children. He married Beulah L. Watson Feilner on April 10, 1971 in Pekin. She survives.
Also surviving are seven daughters, Carolyn (Randy) and Betty (Brett), both of Tremont, Brenda (Roger) of Delavan, Dianna (Loren) of Secor, Brenda and Judy, both of Pekin, and Cindy (Mark) of Green Valley; two sons, Glenn (Deborah) of Pekin and Rickey (Tammy) of Bedford, Indiana; nineteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty of Decatur; and two brothers, Dewey (Irene) and David (Betty), both of Decatur.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, and one sister.
He was a United States Navy veteran.
Mr. Alexander worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 1994 as a post assembly repairman in East Peoria. In 1995, he began working part-time for the Pekin Park District in maintenance at the Lick Creek Golf Course in Pekin, last working in June 2005.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. Bob See will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Private burial will be in Green Valley Cemetery.
Green Valley Cemetery
Created by: Mike Breitner
Record added: Aug 15, 2006
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