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Arthur "Art" Alexander, Jr
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Birth: Nov. 22, 1948
Waldo County
Maine, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 2014
Mercer County
North Dakota, USA

Arthur "Art" Alexander, 65, Garrison, died March 10, 2014, at his son's home in Beulah, after a battle with cancer. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Garrison. Burial will be at St. Nicholas Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Thompson Funeral Home, Garrison.

Art was born Nov. 22, 1948, in Unity, Maine, to Arthur Sr. and Helen (Gerald) Alexander. After graduating from Mount View High School in Unity, he worked for Pratt Whitney. Art enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1968 and served until 1976.

On May 10, 1974, Art married Colleen Crawford in Minot. They resided in Minot until 1976, when they moved to Garrison. While living in Garrison, Art worked as a carpenter for a number of years with Great Plains Lumber and at the nearby power plants. Art then went to work for the city of Garrison in maintenance and later became the maintenance supervisor. He worked for the city for over 20 years. After retiring from the city, he went back to carpentry and worked for JM Construction for a couple of years and then worked individual jobs with his friend, Jay Pease.

Art had many hobbies. Carpentry was as much a hobby as it was work. He also loved to fish and spend time with his buddies. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren.

Art is survived by his sons, Rick (Tammie) Alexander, Beulah, and James Alexander (special friend, Mindy), Garrison; his daughter, Casey (Josh) Elgaen, Beulah; his grandchildren, Kayleen, Brady and Clarisa Alexander, Nathan Splichal and Jocelyn Alexander and Kassie Elgaen; his mother, Helen Alexander, Unity, Maine; his siblings, Judy (Gerald) Trundy, Lynwood (Marie) Alexander and Brenda (Gene) Drew, all of Unity; his brothers-in-law, Tom (Mavis) Crawford, Otsego, Minn., Jim (Susan) Crawford, Fargo, and Rich (Karen) Crawford, Bismarck; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Colleen; his father, Arthur Sr.; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Julian "Bud" and Ellen Crawford; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Grover.

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Bismarck Tribune March 14, 2014 
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  Arthur A Alexander (1916 - 2001)
  Colleen Crawford Alexander (1949 - 2009)
Saint Nicholas Cemetery
McLean County
North Dakota, USA
Created by: Sharon (Fleck) Huettl
Record added: Mar 12, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126238646
Arthur Art Alexander, Jr
Added by: Sharon (Fleck) Huettl
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