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Rodney Alexander

Rodney Alexander obituary photoRodney Alexander, age 85, of Huron, died Friday, December 10, 2010, at the Huron Regional Medical Center.  His funeral service was at 10:00 AM on Monday, December 13th at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church with Rev. Daniel Domke and Rev. Kelly Smith, officiating.  Burial was in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.   Military rites was conducted by the Huron Veterans Council.

Rodney James Alexander was born on December 7, 1925, to William and Pearl (McCloud) Alexander on the farm near Wessington Springs.  He attended rural country school and Wessington Springs High School. On August 24, 1944, he joined the Army, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and earned the Bronze Star for meritorious service.  He was honorably discharged on June 21, 1946, and then returned to the family farm.  He married Marilyn Joyce Hegg on June 6, 1948.  Children born to this union were Steven Jerald, Scott Craig, Rhonda Kay and Lisa Gayle.  Marilyn passed away in January 1974.  Rodney farmed south of Huron for 45 years.  On February 15, 1975, Rodney married Loraine (Huether) Bischoff and they continued to farm until their retirement in 1993.  Rod and Loraine moved to Huron and enjoyed their many card clubs, church activities and coffee groups.  He served on the Woonsocket school board for eight years.  One of Rod's proudest moments was being part of the South Dakota Honor Flight.  He was able to fly to Washington, DC in May 2010.

He was preceded in death by wife, Marilyn; his son-in-law, Jeff Wallum; his son, Steve Alexander; and his sister, Marjorie and her husband, James Fraisure.

His memory is cherished by his wife, Loraine of Huron; children, Scott  (Deb) Alexander of Alpena, Barb (Steve) Anderson of Yankton, Rhonda (Alexander) Wallum of De Smet, Ronda (Kevin) Tiede of Rapid City, and Lisa (Kevin) Opsahl of Yankton;  daughter-in-law, Eunice Alexander of Huron; twenty grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren;  and three sisters, Dorothy Butler of California, Judith (Bill) Koens of Arizona and Andrea (Mac) McMillan of California.

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