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Thursday, October 29th, 2009
Complete Obituary
Benson Alexander
  Benson Sumner Alexander, 80, 11715 Kingfisher Lane, St. Marys, died at 10 p.m. Oct. 26, 2009, at Otterbein Retirement Community, near Grand Lake St. Marys.
He was born May 1, 1929, in Coldwater, Mich., to Russell and Emily Beutler Alexander. On April 2, 1971, he married Ingri "Peggy" B. Movold, who survives.
Other survivors are two sons, Scott (Katie) Alexander and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Douglas (Shelley) Alexander, all of Minneapolis, Minn.; three daughters, Cynde Alexander, Sarah (Charles) Fletcher and Kathryn Alexander, all of Minneapolis; three stepsons, Rolland Ranson, Orono, Maine., Donald (Gail) Ranson, David (Deana) Ranson, and John Ranson, all of Ontario, Canada; three stepdaughters, Sylvia and Louise Ranson, both of Ontario, Canada and Kathleen (Rev. Terry) Hawkins, Oakwood; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Russell and Robert Alexander; a grandson and a stepgranddaughter.
He retired from the City of Port Huron, Mich., where he served as superintendent of the Port Huron City Cemetery. Prior to that, he operated a Florsheim shoe store in Port Huron and worked in water pollution control for a Port Huron Paper Mill. Following retirement, he and his wife moved to Sebring, Fla. and St. Marys. He was a 1947 graduate of Coldwater, Mich. High School and attended Central Michigan University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having serving during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Port Huron, Mich., St. Francis Episcopal Church, Sebring and St. James Episcopal Church, Piqua. He was a member and past exalted ruler of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge, Port Huron, the American Legion, St. Marys, Sebring and Port Huron, and Loyal Order of Moose, Port Huron.
Services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Meyer Community Chapel at Otterbein, St. Marys, the Rev. Carol Sainey officiating. Burial is at Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Mich.
Calling is after 2 p.m. Saturday at Otterbein.
Contributions can be made to Otterbein-St. Marys.
Condolences can be left at www.millerfuneralhomes.net.
Arrangements are entrusted to Miller Funeral Home and Cremation Service, St. Marys.
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