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Richard L Alexander
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Birth: May 22, 1925
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 2013
Peoria County
Illinois, USA

DELAVAN - Richard L. Alexander, 87, of Delavan passed away at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Bickford House in Peoria, where he had resided for the past three years.

He was born May 22, 1925, in Delavan to Lawrence and Agnes Brown Alexander. He married Veramae Yontz on March 11, 1950, in San Jose. She preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 2001.

He was also preceded in death by one brother, James Alexander.

Survivors include two sons, Kimble (Jan) Alexander and Matthew (Sandy) Alexander, both of Delavan; three grandchildren, Dr. Carrie (Jeremy) Alexander-Albritton, Christopher Alexander and Adrianne Alexander; three great-grandchildren, Avarie, Brynlee and Grayson; and one brother, Gerald (Millie) Alexander of Delavan.

Richard graduated from Delavan High School and enlisted in the Army Air Corps, where he flew the AT6 and P51 airplanes. Upon his return home, he continued flying as a crop duster and also farmed in the Delavan area for over 60 years.

His funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Davis Mortuary in Delavan. Chaplain Bill Cordes and the Rev. Larry Moreau will officiate. Visitation will be from 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Prairie Rest Cemetery in Delavan, where military rites will be accorded by Delavan American Legion Post 382.

Memorial contributions may be made to Delavan United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor's choice .

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Published in Peoria Journal Star on April 2, 2013
Family links: 
  Lawrence E Alexander (1900 - 1985)
  Agnes M Brown Alexander (1901 - 1985)
  Veramae Yontz Alexander (1929 - 2001)
  James L. Alexander (1922 - 2007)*
  Richard L Alexander (1925 - 2013)
*Calculated relationship
Prairie Rest Cemetery
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Alvin Oglesby
Record added: Oct 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98321214
Richard L Alexander
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 Added: Apr. 2, 2013

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