Robert K. Alexander, 83, of Salina and formerly of Galva and New Cambria, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2015, at Smoky Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center, Salina. He worked at W-R Mill in McPherson and retired from PKM Steel in Salina. He also worked for the Salina Park Department.
Robert was born on January 8, 1932, in Galva, KS, the son of John Clarence and Edith Viola Christine (Johnson) Alexander. He graduated from Galva High School in 1950. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for eight years.
In 1953, he married Donna Burch at Roxbury. He then married LaVonne Aelmore. On February 14, 1976, he married Dorothy Wypchol in Galva, KS. She died on March 16, 2000. On December 27, 2003, he was united in marriage to Bonnie L. (Golladay) Fronk in Galva, KS.
He was a member of Galva United Methodist Church and Hutchinson Moose Lodge. He volunteered at Salina Adult Day Services.
Survivors include: wife, Bonnie Alexander of the home; daughter, Kim M. Overhamm of Tempe, AZ; sons, Robert W. Alexander and wife, Chris, of Willcox, AZ and David L. Alexander of Gilbert, AZ; brother, Eldon Alexander and wife, Jody, of Galva, KS; sister, Donna Clark of Bartlesville, OK; three grandchildren, Eric Heckard, Jessica Esqueda, and Tim Alexander (wife, Crystal); five great-grandchildren; several step-children; numerous step-grandchildren; and numerous step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dorothy, and a sister, Norma Decker.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Galva United Methodist Church with Rev. Sharlan J. Graber officiating. Burial will follow at New Gottland Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 4, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Stockham Family Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Memorial donations may be given to Galva United Methodist Church, Sunflower Adult Day Services (Salina) or Galva Senior Center in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Robert K. Alexander please visit our Sympathy Store.