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Alge Schexnaider

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Alge "Al" Schexnaider

ALEXANDRIA - Alge "Al" Schexnaider

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Alge "Al" Schexnaider at 10 AM Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in St. Rita Catholic Church, with Rev. Chad Partain officiating. Interment will be Alexandria Memorial Gardens under the direction of John Kramer & Son Funeral Home. Military Honors will be provided.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM on Monday, July 22 and again from 8-9:30 AM, Tuesday at the funeral home. A recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 6 PM, Monday.

Al was a 20 year veteran of the Korean, Vietnam and Cold Wars. He earned an Air Force Commendation Medal, along with many others for his service to our country. Al retired as a MSGT from the Air Force on January 31, 1968.

Al held numerous leadership positions. He was president of the local Holy Name Society and was an Extraordinary Minister at the England Air Force Base chapel; as well as for St. Rita Catholic Church and the V.A. hospital for many years. His peers of the Life Underwriters Association Incorporated made them their "Man of the Year" in 1975-76 and then their President. Al was a member of the MacArthur Drive Lions Club, and served as President for four years and named "Lion of the Year" for 1994-1995. He was a member of the American Legion, serving most recently as commander and was a past 8th District Chaplain. Al was a member of the 40 & 8 and served as an officer as well. He was a member of the AM VETS, a board member of the Senior Citizens Center, a board member of the "RSVP" Advisor Board. Al donated over 500 hours of volunteer work in his lifetime. Al was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 8029 and a member of the 4th Degree Assembly of Msgr. Piegay.

He is preceded in death by his father Ignace Schexnayder; his mother Alcidie Sellers; and one brother Alcide Schexnayder.

Those left to cherish his memories include his wife Helen Schexnaider of Alexandria; his daughter Gail Crayton ,his son Dale Michael Schexnaider and his grandson Maxwell F. Honig all of Shreveport; one brother Clifford Schexnayder of Abbeville and one sister Earldine Viator of Sulpher.

4th Degree Assembly Msgr. Piegay will form the Honor Guard from 4-8 PM Monday.

Honored to serve as pallbearers will be the Knights of Columbus Council # 8029 Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church.

Notes of condolences may be sent to the Schexnaider Family at


Published in the The Advertiser on July 21, 2013