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Lola Gail Zugschwerdt Alexander
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1916
Codington County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 2012
Clark County
South Dakota, USA

Lola G. Alexander, age 95, Clark, formerly of the Elrod/Garden City area, died on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 in the Jenkins Living Center at Watertown where she had resided the past three years. She was the widow of Lloyd G. "Buster" Alexander.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at 1:00PM in the United Methodist Church at Clark with The Reverend Dayne Zachrison officiating. Burial will follow in the Lorinda Cemetery at Henry. Dorothy Fuller will be the organist with the congregation singing, "The Old Rugged Cross", "In The Garden" & "The Hymn of Promise". Honorary Casketbearers will be her caregivers at the Jenkins Living Center. The active casketbearers will be Todd Rasmusson, Mike & Kurtis Flora & Austin Lund.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-7PM at the Furness Funeral Home at Clark and after noon at the Church on Saturday.

She was born Lola Gail Zugschwerdt on June 22, 1916 in Graceland Township, north of Henry, SD, the daughter of Chester and Orpha (Reiter) Zugschwerdt. She attended Graceland School and later Henry High School, graduating as the Valedictorian of her class.

On October 12, 1935, she was united in marriage to Lloyd G. "Buster" Alexander. The couple lived and farmed near Elrod. In 1979, they moved into Clark. Buster died on December 23, 2001. Lola lived in the Fay Wookey Memorial Living Center at Clark for some 8 years and currently had been in the Jenkins Living Center at Watertown for the past three years.

Lola was very much involved in the farming operation, raising hundreds of chickens at a time, tending too and raising sheep and other farm duties. She enjoyed raising a large garden and reaping the benefits of it including canning. Lola loved her flowers in the yard and flowers brought to her from her daughters. Lola will long be remembered for her love of sewing, mending and her upholstery work. She also enjoyed countless hours of crossword and word search books. Her love of family, dancing with Buster, and her beautiful smile will never be forgotten.

She was a longtime faithful member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women's group.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Buster and daughter, Jeanice Rasmusson.

Grateful for having shared in her life are her daughters, Sharon (Darryl) Tonak of Clark and Judy Talsma of Sioux Falls, a son-in-law, Craig Rasmusson of Clark and sisters, Doris Coyle of Watertown and Lois (Calvin) Schoepp of Henry. She also leaves 9 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of friends 
Family links: 
  Chester C. Zugschwerdt (1890 - 1955)
  Orpha Susie Riter Zugschwerdt (1892 - 1978)
  Lloyd George Alexander (1912 - 2002)
  Lola Gail Zugschwerdt Alexander (1916 - 2012)
  Lois Elaine Zugschwerdt Schoepp (1924 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Lorinda Cemetery
Codington County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: Deborah Ridgway
Record added: Jan 20, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 83762090
Lola Gail <i>Zugschwerdt</i> Alexander
Added by: Deborah Ridgway
Lola Gail <i>Zugschwerdt</i> Alexander
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