Kenneth Raymond Alexander, age 79 of Brooklyn, died at Brooklyn Community Estate on Friday, February 6, 2015. Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn, Iowa, with Rev. John Dodds officiating. Burial: Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, prior to the service. A memorial fund has been established.
Kenneth is survived by his wife Joan; his children Dixie Holland (John Frahm) of Brooklyn, Dolores Reynolds of Brooklyn, Kenneth Alexander Jr. (Sara) of Brooklyn, and Cindy VanRenterghem (Mike) of Brooklyn; ten grandchildren, Jeremy Holland (Aimee) of Brooklyn, Travis Alexander of Chicago, Nicole Reynolds of Brooklyn, Jesse VanRenterghem of Brooklyn, Nathan Alexander of Malcom, Tara Kramer (Chris) of Brooklyn, Colton Alexander of Iowa City, Cheyanne Packer (Ben) of Tama, Dalton Alexander of Brooklyn, and Emma Alexander of Brooklyn; and eight great-grandchildren, Kayleigh Holland of Brooklyn, Gaige Holland of Brooklyn, Kylee Holland of Brooklyn, Dillon Reynolds of Brooklyn, Domonic Kramer of Brooklyn, Gracie Kramer of Brooklyn, Abigail Spalding of Cedar Rapids, and Amarah Alexander of Grinnell. Also surviving are a brother Earl Alexander of Dubuque, and sisters Alice Heims of Lansing and Elanor Riley of Lamont.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Alexander in 1975, Mabel Alexander in 1974, a daughter Phyllis Alexander in 2008, and his siblings Charles Alexander in 1975, and June Ronnfeldt in 1984.
Kenneth Alexander was born February 15, 1935 in Waukon, Iowa, the son of Paul and Mabel Bolsinger Alexander. He attended the Allamakee County schools. He married Joan Bennett on May 28, 1954 in Caledonia, MN. He worked for Pete Minneart Construction as a bulldozer operator, and was a dirt foreman at Manatt's of Brooklyn for 33 years, retiring from there. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working and welding.