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Alexander Alex G. Black

Fri, Nov 29th, 2002
Posted in Obituaries

Alexander Alex G. Black, 86, of Peterson, MN passed away on Nov. 23, 2002 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, MN.

Alex was born August 30, 1916 in LaCrosse, WI to Alexander G. and Eveline (Martinson) Black.Alex attended LaCrosse schools and graduated from Logan High School in 1934. He was inducted into the Army in May of 1941. He served with the 34th Division, also known as the Red Bull Division in African and Italian campaigns during WWII. Alex served a total of 49 months with 40 of those months overseas.He was honorably discharged in 1945.On June 21, 1947 he married Ruth E. Boyum in Peterson, MN. Alex worked at the Trane Co. in LaCrosse for 28 years retiring in 1981. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the American Legion Post 526 in Peterson, MN. Alex loved the outdoors. He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing, especially fly-fishing for trout. Alex was also an avid Green Bay Packer fan.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Ruth; son, Alan (Pam) Black of LaCrescent, MN; sister, Eveline Elving of Marysville, WA; niece, Sandy (Dennis) Evans and nephew, Richard (Veronica) Staats both of Marysville, WA. Alex was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruth.

Funeral services were Nov. 27, 2002 at Grace Lutheran Church in Peterson with Peter Huggenvik officiating.Burial was in the East Grace Cemetery in Peterson. Hoff Funeral Homes Rushford Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

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