Hubert Ernest “Mike” Alexander, 88, Rhodes

Hubert Ernest (Mike) Alexander, 88, of Rhodes, Iowa,
passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Iowa
River Hospice Home in Marshalltown, Iowa.

Friends can meet at 11:00 am Saturday March 28 at the
Rhodes United Methodist Church. Per Mikes wishes the
family will have a private graveside burial in the
Eden Cemetery at Rhodes, Iowa and then gather at the
church at 11:30. Memorial contributions may be
directed in Mikes name to his family. For further
information or to send a condolence please visit
www.mitchellfh.com or call (641) 844-1234. Mitchell
Family Funeral Home is caring for Mike and his family.

Hubert Ernest (Mike) Alexander was born on May 30,
1926, in Rhodes, Iowa, the son of Hugh Clark and
Edith Elizabeth (Freland) Alexander. He was raised
and educated in the Rhodes School District,
graduating from Rhodes High School in 1944. Following
high school Mike honorably served his country in
WWII. He served in the U.S. Army, 26th Infantry, E
Company, notably in the battle of the bulge under
General Patton. Mike was employed at Fisher Governor
in Marshalltown for 26 years, retiring in 1987. He
has also worked in younger years with Chicago North
Western Railroad, did carpentry work, and was a town
cop in Rhodes. Mikes biggest enjoyment was being at
home on his acreage with his dogs, feeding birds,
raising chickens. He had enjoyed raising and training
horses in his younger days. He had great fun
rebuilding antique tractors and engines (although a
few parts went flying out in the ditch on purpose),
hunting and just walking his property enjoying nature.

Left to cherish Mikes memory are his best friend
Irene Elsberry; nieces and nephews:Carla (David)
Young; Jerry (Flora) Cross, Craig Cross, Greg
Bachman, Beth Buck, Paul Stressman; Mark Alexander,
Randy Alexander; David (Cinda) Long, Meryle (Daryl)
Gagon, Denny (Gladys) Long, April Long; Robert (Beth)
Alexander, Sarah Jones, Bart (Julie) Alexander, and
Clark Alexander. All of whom will miss his guidance
and practical jokes.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and his
brothers and sisters: Leo John Alexander, Alice
Stressman, Leland Alexander, Lela Alexander and
Bobbie Alexander.

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