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Stephen A. Alexander

Steve passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at his home in Allegan.

He was born December 12, 1956 in Kalamazoo, the son of Al and Gail (Morley) Alexander. Steve was a 1975 Portage Northern High School graduate. For 25 years he was a welder for Stryker until his retirement in 2011. Steve was an outdoorsman and enjoyed gardening and cutting wood. More than anything he loved spending time with his family. On October 11, 1975 in Portage he married Laraine Zanardi who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Stephen Alexander of Irons, Craig (Amanda) Alexander of Allegan, Justin Alexander of Irons and Ryan (Jess) Alexander of Otsego; 7 grandchildren; brother, Phil (Cher) Alexander; father-in-law, Robert Zanardi along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Brandon.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held Saturday, May 8, 2021 starting at 2:00 P.M., at 1426 106


Avenue, Otsego.

In lieu of donations please plant a tree or spend some time outdoors in Steve’s memory.

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Glenn, Carrie, and Mason Ingold

April 27, 2021 at 4:01 pm

The Ingold’s are sadden to hear about the passing of Steve! He was such a good man with a huge heart. Thinking about all of the Alexander’s during this time.



April 27, 2021 at 4:50 pm

For Steve Alexander’s Family: sending our deepest Sympathies and Regrets for the loss of your wonderful, adoring and loving, Husband, Father and Grandfather. Healing of your heart’s.

Rife Family


Diane & Dick Woodruff

April 28, 2021 at 8:40 am

Dear Laraine and family,

Our hearts are heavy. Steve was a fine man whose love for his family showed in everything he did. May your memories of him bring you comfort.

Sending love and hugs…



April 28, 2021 at 12:35 pm

Dear Family of Steve,

Please know Steve is now an Angel in Heaven watching over all of you!

His pain is gone, he is renewed by the LOVE of God. Always hang onto your

memories, he will be with you forever in your heart!



April 28, 2021 at 8:20 pm

Uncle Steve always made me feel like family.. He had the kindest heart and gave the best hugs. He will be missed. Sending strength and love to you all.



April 28, 2021 at 9:51 pm

My thoughts are with Laraine and her family. I am so sorry on Steve’s passing. He was a good man and a brother in my youth. It was far too soon


Dawn King

April 29, 2021 at 8:26 am

Steve will be dearly missed, but he has left a mark of “Family”; Significance in the lives of his family and friends. He lives in our memories, forever. Prayers for your next chapters of living on, with his purposeful affects of character and heart of influence playing out in your lives, without him. God Is Good.


Gayla Squibbs and the Dennis Family

April 29, 2021 at 2:46 pm

Dear Laraine and Family,

You’re all in our thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time. Steve was a deeply caring and devoted man, and he will be greatly missed. I pray you may all find peace and comfort in memories of loving times spent together. Much love and hugs to you all.


Jaime Castaneda

April 29, 2021 at 6:56 pm

My condolence are there for your family Jimmy I remember the good times at Stryker


Dave, Karen & Matt Howrigon

April 30, 2021 at 9:04 pm

Dear Laraine, Alexander Boys and your families,

So sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. You all have held a special part in our hearts. He was a loving husband and father and just an all around good guy. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Dave, Karen and Matt


Steve and Linda

May 1, 2021 at 11:08 am

Steve and I are so sorry for your loss. Big Steve will be missed by so many of us. He was one of the best!! His kind heart, his huge hugs, and his love for family and friends are memories we will hold close. I am sure he is one of the most beautiful Angels and he will always be close. Watch for your signs and please know that we will be praying for comfort and strength as you move through the difficult days ahead. We love you all!!


Uncle Paul/Aunt Georgia Alexander & family

May 2, 2021 at 11:34 pm

Our deepest sympathy to larraine and family.


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