Gordon Lee Alexander, Sr.
Alexander, Gordon L. , Sr.
94, of Bloomington, died peacefully on July 30, with his wife, his dear Meggie, by his side. His spirit joins those of his mother and father, Susie and Lee Alexander, his sister Marian, and his grandson, Billie Currie. Gordon was born in Lynd, MN on October 7, 1917. He was a proud graduate of the University of Minnesota where he met and then married Marian (Meg) Buckbee, with whom he celebrated 71 wedding anniversaries. Gordon served during WWII as an officer in the United States Navy, stationed in Key West. At the end of the war, he taught science for one year. While most of his professional life was with Cargill, Inc. where he served as a Vice President, he was active on many borards, including The Bureau of Engraving, the MPLS Society for the blind, and American State Bank.
Gordy was a long-time and active member of Richfield United Methodist Church, a member of the Rotary Club of Minneapolis #9, and an avid golfer and member at Interlachen Country Club, where he served a term as president and enjoyed the camaraderie of good friends. His generosity, well-known to his family, and his love for the University of Minnesota led him and Meg to establish a scholarship fifteen years ago through the Minnesota Medical Foundation, which benefits students in hospital Administration.
Gordy was a good friend and a fine business man and most importantly a man who dearly loved his family. He will live on in the hearts of his large and loving family: his wife, Meg; his children, Lynne Alexander, Marilee (Terry) Stevens, Kate (Bill) Currie, Gordy (Lisa) Alexander; grandchildren, Jennifer (Alex) Colvin, Mark (Jenner) Stevens, Michael (Ashley) Stevens, Matt (Pamela) Currie, Alex (Sarah) Currie, Whit (Laura) Alexander, Griff Alexander, and Blake Alexander; his ten great-grands, Reagan, Claire, Jonah, Amanda, Phoebe, Taylor, Olivia, Gordy, Brennan, and Johnny. He will be remembered with humor and affection by his kids and grandkids as a "weight watcher", a matchmaker, and as their ultimate fan and encourager. He will be remembered fondly by many friends and by the supportive staff of Friendship Village to whom his family sends heartfelt thanks for their care and love for Gordy during his final months.
Following private internment, a memorial service will be held Friday, August 3, at 1:30pm, at Richfield United Methodist Church, 5835 Lyndale Ave. S., with visitation on Thursday, August 2, 5-8pm at the church. Memorials may be directed to Richfield UM Church foundation, MMF Scholarship, or to Friendship Village.
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