OKEECHOBEE - Frederick "Fred" Alger of Okeechobee died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013. He was born May 29, 1965 in Muskegon, Michigan. Fred graduated from Richwoods High School in Peoria, Illinois before joining the Marine Corps where he served seven years on active duty, two of which were as embassy guard in Moscow, Russia. He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland before receiving his MBA from Loyola University. He was a licensed CPA, working internationally several years. He was a member of Oakview Baptist Church and Okeechobee Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed working Masonic fund raising functions and marathon running, having completed marathons in over 15 states. Mr. Alger was preceded in death by his brother, Tracy Jon Alger. He is survived by his parents, Hugh and Kathy Alger of Okeechobee; and sister, Traca Savadogo of Seattle, Washington. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to Okeechobee Masonic Lodge, PO Box 814, Okeechobee, FL 34973 for the Fred Alger Perpetual Membership Fund. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence may sign the online register book at, www.OkeechobeeFuneralHome.com All arrangements are entrusted to the direction and care of the Buxton, Bass and Conway families of the Buxton & Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home, 400 North Parrott Avenue, Okeechobee Florida 34972.
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Published in NewsZapFL on Jan. 5, 2014