OBITUARY ~ CARL BERNARD McALEXANDER
May 26, 1920 ~ October 01, 2012
Carl Bernard McALEXANDER, age 92 of Sidney, IA died October 1, 2012 at Fair Oaks in Shenandoah, IA. Carl was born May 26, 1920 near Percival, IA to Riley F. and Ora E. (PADDOCK) McALEXANDER. He was a 1939 graduate of Thurman High School.
On February 19, 1941, he was united in marriage to Marjorie (Marge) WRIGHT and soon settled near Beaconsfield, IA. In 1941, Carl was drafted in to the U.S. Army and was later stationed state-side at Corvallis, OR. Upon his discharge, Carl and Marge settled into many successful years of farming in Fremont County.
He was a member of the Sidney School Board, served on various boards of the United Methodist Church, became a 4-H leader for the West Nishna Livestock Club and was a fifty year member of the Sidney American Legion.
Carl dearly treasured visiting with friends and family. Over the years, he enjoyed traveling and wintering in Arizona. Golf was an especially favorite pastime with the highlight of Carl hitting a hole-in-one in his eighties.
Carl was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marjorie; sister, Naomi JOHNSTON; brother, Robert McALEXANDER; sister-in-law, Lavara McALEXANDER; brothers-in-law, Don JOHNSTON and Wayne BRUCE; and daughter-in-law, Josie McALEXANDER.
He is survived by his sons, Darrel McALEXANDER and his wife Jackie; and Jim McALEXANDER and his wife Rose Ann, both of Sidney, IA; four grandchildren, Jona BECK and her husband Mike of Murray, NE, Deana POLICKY and her husband Bill of Columbus, NE, Kevin McALEXANDER and his wife Jennifer of Grinnell, IA and Neil McALEXANDER and his wife Pam of Ashland, NE; eight great-grandchildren, Joshua, Melissa and Matthew BECK; Benjamin and Rebecca POLICKY; Isaiah, Parker and Ella McALEXANDER; brothers, Eugene McALEXANDER and his wife Esther and Kenneth McALEXANDER and his wife Virginia of Beaconsfield, IA; Dale McALEXANDER and his wife Joy of Humeston, IA; sisters-in-law, Florine BRUCE of Clinton, IA and Phyllis CERNY and her husband Dr. Charles of Zanesville, OH; brother-in-law, Dr. Burman WRIGHT and his wife Jodi of Des Moines, IA; special friend, Jackie NELSON of Sidney, IA; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 at Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel of Sidney, Iowa.
Carl was laid to rest at Sidney Cemetery, Sidney, Iowa.
Memorials may be made in Carl's name to either Sidney Library
or Iowa Hospice.
Crawford-Marshall Funeral Chapel of Sidney was in charge of arrangements.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2012
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