Donald L. 'Don' Alexander
Tuesday, January 29, 2008MONMOUTH - Donald L. "Don" Alexander, age 67, of Monmouth, passed away at 4:20 a.m. Jan. 28, 2008, at his Monmouth residence.
Don was born July 1, 1940, in Industry, and is the son of John S. and Jessie E. Kelly Alexander. Don was raised in Industry and came to Monmouth when he was in the eighth grade. He attended Monmouth High School and graduated in 1958. Don entered service, joining the Army and served stateside in Massachusetts and New York during the Vietnam War from 1963 to 1965. He attained the rank of Spec 5.
Don married Nancy K. Partington on July 29, 1962, in Monmouth. She is surviving.
Don first worked at Cavanaugh Motors as a mechanic and pumping gas. Later he worked as a mechanic at the Ford Garage, then for Ray Green Motors, all in Monmouth. Lastly Don worked as a mechanic for the State of Illinois Department of Transportation and for several years was their traveling mechanic for five area counties.
Don's main interest was in his family and grandchildren.
He is a member of First Christian Church in Monmouth.
Don loved showing cars and attending car shows around the area.
He was a member of Maple City Car Club and National Street Rod Association.
Surviving Don is his wife Nancy of Monmouth; one daughter, Kris (Wayne) Breckon of Dubuque, Iowa; one son, Douglas (Kim) Alexander of Iowa City, Iowa; five grandchildren, Kyle, Jessica, Zachary, Chelsea and Alex; his mother, Jessie Alexander of Macomb; two sisters, Frances (Leon) Davis and Mary Frances Andersen, both of Macomb; four brothers, John (Zola) Alexander of Macomb, Joe (Joanne) Alexander of Davenport, Iowa, Charles (Connie) Alexander of Reynolds, and Wayne (Laura) Alexander of Cooperstown, N.Y. Preceding Don in his death is his father, John Alexander.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at First Christian Church in Monmouth, with interment and military honors following at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. His family plans a visitation on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Memorials are designated for his church, First Christian of Monmouth.
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