Donald Edward Alexander


    Donald Edward Alexander of Sullivan, Missouri was born on April 2, 1948 in Sullivan, Missouri to Clarence Edward and Bessie Lee Alexander and passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the age of 70 years.


    He grew up and attended school in Sullivan, Missouri. Don also grew up attending Temple Baptist Church in Sullivan, Missouri.
    As a young man, he joined the United States Army and was a Vietnam Vet.
    Donald and his first wife, Donna had three daughters, Laura, Robin, and Peggy. Don was later united in marriage to Betty Lou Breitbarth on December 31, 1988, in Illinois.
    Don worked various jobs, which included, Meramec Shoe Factory and Schatz Underground Cable. Due to health complications, he retired in 1994. He loved babysitting his grandkids and enjoyed fishing and boating.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Bessie Lee (Barber) Alexander; one brother, Ralph Alexander; and one sister, Peggy (Alexander) Wiser.
    He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Betty L. Alexander of Sullivan, Missouri; four daughters, Laura White of Doniphan, Missouri, Robin Hudson and husband Dale of Doniphan, Missouri, Peggy Keyes and husband Leif of New Florence, Missouri and Tonya Tolliver and husband Bill of Sullivan, Missouri; three sons, John Schoonveld and Katie Gorzik of Leasburg, Missouri, David Schoonveld and wife Cathy of Bourbon, Missouri and Evan Paul of Leasburg, Missouri; four sisters, Trisha Madison and husband James of Bourbon, Missouri, Georgina McEuen and partner Becky of Sullivan, Missouri, Sherry Champney of Sullivan, Missouri and Karen Visser and husband Dale of Tuscumbia, Missouri; two brothers, Bill Alexander of Akron, Colorado and Clarence Purcell and wife Bridgett of Dixon, Missouri; numerous grandchildren; great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
    Visitation was held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Funeral services were held at noon on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, Missouri with Pastor Craig Tanner officiating.
    Burial followed in the I.O.O.F. Memorial Cemetery in Sullivan, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan and Bourbon, Missouri.