Dwight "Arden" AlexanderApril 25, 1938 ~ September 20, 2018 (age 80)
Dwight “Arden” Alexander, 80, of Lyons, passed away September 20, 2018 at Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River, Kansas. He was born April 25, 1938 in Lyons, Kansas, the son of Dwight A. and Neva E. Hunter Alexander. He graduated from Geneseo High School. Arden attended McPherson College for one year, and later received his drafting certificate from Pittsburg State University. He has resided in Lyons since 2013, formerly of Geneseo. He was a draftsman for Rockwell Inc. of Atchison and Russell Stover’s of Kansas City, KS. During the mid-1980’s, he moved home to take care of his father. He worked part time for Stroh’s Auctioneer Service in Lyons for several years. Arden was a member of United Methodist Church, Geneseo, where he also sang in the choir; member of the 55-Plus Club; member of the Fairview 4-H Club; and an affiliate member of First Presbyterian Church, Lyons. Arden was a car enthusiasts, he enjoyed going to car shows and collecting model cars. He liked watching KU Basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs. Arden was a faithful Christian, loving father, son, and brother. In 1969, Arden married Donna Frakes. They later divorced. Arden married Diana Grissom. They later divorced. He is survived by his three daughters, Lisa Alexander Peuker and husband Scott of Leavenworth, KS, Kayla Alexander of Russell, KS, and Tausha Waizman and husband Alex of Aloha, OR; brother, Vance Alexander of New Sharon, IA; six grandchildren, Heather Marie Leavett, Alexander Wright, Nicholas Murphy, Teya Waizman, Zander Theodore Waizman and Nia Rose Waizman; one great-grandchild, Hadley Marie; two nieces and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters, Peggy Darlene Alexander and Karen Williams. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 22, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Lyons with Rev. Lara MacGregor and Rev. Guy Rendoff officiating. Burial will be at Geneseo Cemetery, Geneseo, KS. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 22, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church, Lyons. Memorials can be made to Sandstone Heights Nursing Home, Little River, in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.