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Mark W. Alexander

July 2, 1955 - January 5, 2023

Service Date: January 13, 2023

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

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Mark “Butch” William Alexander, 67, of Ankeny passed away on January 5, 2023 at Hospice Taylor House surrounded by his loving family.  He was known to his family and friends as Butch.

Visitation will be held at 5:00-7:00 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2023, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N Ankeny Blvd).  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, January 13, 2023, also at Memorial Services of Iowa.

Butch was born on July 2, 1955 to William and Sherry Alexander in Red Oak, Iowa.  He moved to Ankeny when he was 8 years old and soon found the game of golf.  He married Peggy Jo Anthofer on Valentine’s Day in 1988.  They shared a good life together and enjoyed the time together that they had.  Butch fought hard throughout his two-year ordeal with cancer.  He stayed optimistic and gave it his all, but he could not win the battle.

Butch enjoyed family, especially his one and only granddaughter, Everly Grace.  With his wife, Peggy, Butch loved traveling all over Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, Kansas and Mississippi to take in the sights and to take a chance at “Lady Luck” in various casinos.  He preferred Laughlin over Vegas and had lots of fun.  He was a hunter, fisherman and loved the game of golf.  He received several awards playing golf over the years. At the Ankeny Country Club, Butch won the Club Championship multiple times.  He always enjoyed the Calcutta, the night before the Lone Survivor, which he also won several times.   Butch enjoyed playing golf with his son, Jon, and helping him with various house projects.  Butch made hundreds of friends along the way and treasured them all.

Butch is survived by his wife, Peggy; son, Jon (Kelli); granddaughter, Everly; sister, Deb (Harold) Wissink and many nieces, nephews, and friends he considered family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, William (Bill) and Sherry Alexander; his grandson, Connor Alexander and his nephew Sean Wissink.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Taylor House (Hospice) https://www.unitypoint.org/desmoines/online-donation.aspx or Child Life at Blank Children’s Hospital https://www.unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/bchgive.aspx

The family gives sincere thanks to the Oncology and the Gastroenterology team of Methodist Hospital along with the wonderful caregivers at the Hospice Taylor House.

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