Janet P. Alexander -- Rochester
ROCHESTER -- The funeral for Janet P. Alexander will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Zumbro Lutheran Church in Rochester, with the Revs. Gary E. Benson and Carol A. Solovitz co-officiating. Interment will be in Grandview Memorial Gardens, Rochester.
Mrs. Alexander, 67, of Rochester and Maple Springs, Minn., died of cancer Sunday (Nov. 6, 2005) at her Rochester home.
Janet Pearl Boyd was born March 4, 1938, in Rochester. She grew up in Rochester and graduated from Rochester High School in 1956. On June 29, 1957, she married Gene D. Alexander in Rochester. In 1957, she started working in the pulmonary functions lab at Mayo Clinic and was there for several years. She then worked at Olmsted Medical Center Hospital for two years, returned to Mayo Clinic to work as a supervisor in preventive medicine, then worked as a surgical technician assistant. She retired in 1997 after more than 30 years at Mayo Clinic. Along with her husband, she was an owner of Alexander's Boat Storage in Wabasha. Mr. Alexander is retired from Rochester Public Utilities and now serves as commissioner of Rochester church softball leagues. She was a member of the Wabasha American Legion, was active in Rochester Elks Lodge activities and was a member of Zumbro Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed traveling, boating and camping on the Mississippi and, in earlier years, ceramics.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Debra J. Alexander of Benton City, Wash., Terri L. Alexander of Bremerton, Wash., and Susan J. Alexander of Rochester; and two grandsons.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ranfranz &; Vine Funeral Homes in Rochester, and an hour before the service Friday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the family.