PIQUA - Kenneth E. Alexander, 63, formerly of Piqua, more recently of New Richmond, Wis., died unexpectedly at 7:51 a.m. Saturday June 15, 2013 at the Upper Valley Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 1, 1949, in Troy, to the late Raleigh and Evelyn R. (Fogt) Alexander Jr.
He married Mary Ellen Schultz on Oct. 12, 1975, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Piqua; and she survives.
Other survivors include a daughter, Betsy Alexander of Piqua; a son, Chris (Susie) Alexander of Cleveland; two granddaughters, Lillian Alexander and Julianna Alexander; two sisters, Marilyn (Douglas) Carey of Piqua and Kathleen (Brad) Goebel of Willoughby; and uncles, Bill Alexander and Charles Alexander, both of Piqua.
Mr. Alexander was a 1969 graduate of Piqua Central High School, earned his degree in music from the Ohio Northern University.
He was associated with various lumberyards in Ohio and was currently a customer service representative with the Andersen Window Co.
His love of music enabled him to serve 25 years as a choir director for several churches during his life in addition to his honor in being the drum major for the Piqua Central Marching Band and Pride of Piqua Alumni Marching Band.
He was currently an active member of First Lutheran Church in New Richmond where he served as president of its Congregational Council. He was also president of the High View Condominium Association of New Richmond.
He enjoyed his family, particularly assisting with his children's sporting teams and musical activities.
He will be sadly missed by his loving family and many friends here and in Wisconsin.
A service to honor his life will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday June 19, 2013, at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with the Rev. John Mittermaier officiating. Burial will follow at Miami Memorial Park, Covington. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Piqua Community Foundation, P.O. Box 226, Piqua, OH 45356; Piqua Education Foundation, 719 E. Ash St., Piqua, OH 45356; or the Building Program of the First Lutheran Church, 218 County Road K, New Richmond, WI 54017.
An additional memorial service will be held at a later date at First Lutheran Church in Wisconsin.
Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through jamiesonandyannucci.com.