Funeral services for Ronald A. Alexander, age 76, of Norfolk, Nebraska will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 26, 2016, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Norfolk. Reverend Jacqueline Perry will officiate.
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton, Nebraska.
Visitation will be Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Brockhaus-Howser-Fillmer Funeral Home in Norfolk.
Ronald died Sunday, November 20, 2016, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk surrounded by his loving family.
Ronald A. Alexander, son of William and Madge (Durst) Alexander, was born January 6, 1940, at his parent’s home in Plainview, Nebraska. Ron graduated from Plainview High School in 1957, and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1962. On September 3, 1961, he was united in marriage to Deanna Mosher at the Congregational Church in Plainview. They were blessed with two daughters, Dana and Rachelle.
After graduation from UNL, Ron worked in Kansas City, at Bendix Corporation, and then they moved to Columbus Nebraska where he worked for Behlen Manufacturing. The next place Ron worked was at Gate City Steel in Omaha, Nebraska. He then worked at Hastings Equity Grain Bin in Hastings Nebraska, before starting work at Nucor Corporation in Norfolk where he was able to travel around the world doing research and development for Nucor. Ron retired from Nucor after 21 years of service.
Ron was a devoted Husband, Father and Grandpa. He was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Norfolk, where he served as president and deacon. He was also a member of Society of Mechanical Engineers and Valley Vagabonds Camping Club. Ron was also a Boy Scout leader and received the prestigious Silver Beaver award.
Ron enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attended as many of their activities as he could. He was always their biggest fan. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and especially camping with dear friends in his camping club and family.
Ron is survived by his wife, Deanna Alexander of Norfolk, Nebraska; daughters, Dana (Dana) Meyer of Creighton, Nebraska and Rachelle (Ronald) Westlake of Norfolk, Nebraska; grandchildren, Stephanie (Taylor) Zimmerer, Stacey Meyer, Zach Westlake, and Brendan Westlake; and brother, Weldon (Donna) Alexander of Colorado City, Colorado, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Madge Alexander.