FLINT, Mich. -- Donald Lee Alexander, 84, Flint, finished with his life on Earth on Monday, December 23, 2013, in Flint, Mich. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2013, at All Saints Catholic, Church, 4063 W. Pierson Road, Flint, Mich. Father Anthony Majchrowski officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday from 1-8 p.m., with a Rosary being prayed at 7 p.m. at Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Road, Flushing, Mich. Burial will follow the funeral at Flint Memorial Cemetery.
Don married Elizabeth Lynch in 1950, they were married 39 devoted years. Don was lucky to find Mary Lou (Wiebeck) Rostecki and shared 23 devoted years with her. He frequently commented on how blessed he was to have two beautiful and loving wives. Don was born on February 5, 1929, in Flint, Mich. He graduated from Flint Northern High School and attended Flint Junior College. Don worked as a die maker at Buick for over 30 years. He was a 32nd-Degree Mason and in the 1950s he was a member of the Beecher Fire Department and was involved with Model Cities in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Don joined and became very involved with the Lions Club International. He was a representative to Welcome Home for the Blind in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was president of the Westwood Heights Lions Club, eventually being elected as governor of district 11-D-1. Don joined the Catholic Church in 1995.
After retiring, Don and Mary Lou moved to Harrison, Mich. Don was active on the Budd Lake Association and the zoning commission. He and Mary Lou also became active in the Moose there while continuing work with the Lions. They moved to Defiance, Ohio, when his health began to decline, eventually returning to the Flint area their final months.
Don is survived by (wife Mary Lou); children, Catherine Stordeur and Robert, Richland, Washington; Beth Besaw and Paul; Ruth Alexander; Harold (Chip) Alexander and Andria; Stefanie Haist and Michael; and Christina Johnson and Richard. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Don was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Edna Alexander; wife, Elizabeth; brother, Roland; sister, Betty Rosenberry; son, Donald Edward (Eddie). He lived a long full life dedicated to his family.
Contributions may be made to the Leader Dogs for the Blind, Rochester, Mich. Condolences may be left online at reiglefuneralhome.com.