William “Bill” J. AlexWilliam “Bill” J. Alex, 54, Superior, formerly of Seneca, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Miller Dwan Hospital, Duluth.
William “Bill” J. Alex, 54, Superior, formerly of Seneca, Pa., died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Miller Dwan Hospital, Duluth. He was born Nov. 5, 1957, in Oil City, Pa., to James and Donna (Vogen) Alex.
He retired from the United States Air Force with the rank of master sergeant.
While in the service, he fought in the Gulf War, Bosnia and Somalia.
Bill married Chris Van Holbeck on June 14, 1995, in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and celebrated 17 years of marriage.
In addition to his wife Chris, Bill is survived by three sons, Darrell (Katrina) Alex, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., Killian (Brittney Livingston) Alex, Superior, Steven Tracy, Pensacola, Fla.; three daughters, Jenifer Alex, Greensboro, N.C., Ashley Baker, Daytona Beach, Fla., Kendra (Ryan) McMullen, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland; six grandchildren; his mother, Donna Alex; two sisters, Chris Alex and Stephanie Morgan and one brother, Scott (Pam) Alex, all of Seneca, Pa.; his mother-in-law, Barbara Van Holbeck, Superior; one brother-in-law, Ken (Carole) Van Holbeck, Colorado Springs, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Cathy Van Holbeck, Superior; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Alex; maternal grandparents Donald D. and Esther Vogan; Paternal grandparents Edward C. and Dorothy I. Alex; his father-in-law, Fred Van Holbeck and a brother-in-law, Jim Van Holbeck.
Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home with Rev. Dean Buttrick officiating.
Burial will be in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Greenwood Cemetery, Superior.
Pallbearers for the service will be members of the Duluth Honor Guard.
Military honors will also be accorded at the cemetery by the Duluth Honor Guard.
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