KARIN ALEXANDERKarin A. Alexander departed her earthly home peacefully in Solvay Hospice House Jan. 31, 2014, surrounded by Family.
Karin A. Alexander departed her earthly home peacefully in Solvay Hospice House Jan. 31, 2014, surrounded by Family.
Karin was born to Gabrielle and Harald Fegraeus in Duluth Oct. 6, 1929. She attended Lakeside Elementary School, East Junior High School and graduated from old Central High School in 1947. On Sept. 1, 1951, she married a classmate, Clifford Alexander, and they moved to Ames, Iowa, while Cliff completed his final year of college. They joined the Collegiate Methodist Church in Ames and began what turned out to be a 25-year commitment as volunteer counselors to junior high Methodist youth. They returned to Duluth in 1953 and have remained residents of the Lakeside/Lester Park area for 61 years.
Although Karin worked as a bookkeeper/stenographer for four years, the job that she most loved was being a homemaker. She took on the task of raising six children and one mostly clueless husband, and did so with a sense of dedication, seasoned with a lot of love and humor, and fortified with an unbounded faith. She was justifiably proud of her family, and during her final days, she let any and every one know how much she loved them. She loved gardening; spending every spare hour landscaping the yard.
She was a talented artist/craftsperson and a relentless story teller. She never met a person she couldn’t like. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Martha Swenson.
Karin is survived by her husband; her brother, Harald Fegraeus, of Duluth; sons Roy Alexander and Bruce Alexander of Duluth, Brian Alexander of Minneapolis and Robert Alexander of Hutchinson, Minn.; daughters Leanne Witzig of Onalaska, Wis., and Karin Beauclair of Knoxville, Tenn.; her very special grandchildren Naomi, Katie and Hanni Witzig, Rachel, Kelly, Jami and Ryan Alexander, and Alexander and August Beauclair; and five great-grandchildren.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in First United Methodist Church in Duluth with Reverend David Bard presiding.
No flowers, please.