August 6, 2020
Wesley E. Alexander, 63, died Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Clay County, Kan. He was born on Oct. 31, 1956, to Newell and Doris (Sloan) Alexander in Red Cloud, Neb.
Wes was a 1975 graduate of Mankato High School and earned a bachelor’s of science in animal science and industry degree from Kansas State University in 1979. To begin his career, he worked in the banking industry across North Central and Central Kansas prior to pursuing his registered nursing degree where he worked until his retirement in 2019.
Wes was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed all sports, and particularly enjoyed following K-State, the Royals, and Chiefs over the years. Another of his passions was farming which provided many years of enjoyment working along side his parents and brothers. There were not many conversations that took place with Wes that did not involve how the crops looked or how much (or little) rain was received on the original family farm between Mankato and Burr Oak.
Wes is survived by his mother, Doris Alexander, Mankato; sons, Brady Alexander (Samantha), Spring Hill, and Cortney Alexander (Van), Shawnee, Kan.; brothers, Wade Alexander (Lynette), Mankato, Wray Alexander, Orlando, Fla., Wiley Alexander (Bert), Washington, and Wynn Alexander, Coldwater; grandchildren, Parker, Rowan, Liam, Maren, and one on the way; along with many more nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Newell Alexander, and sister, Denise Ann Alexander.
His funeral will be held in Mankato, on Saturday Aug. 8, 2020. Because of COVID-19, only immediate family will be present. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato. Melby Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.
If anyone is interested in giving in memory of Wesley E. Alexander, the family suggests a donation be made to the Jewell County Food Pantry in Mankato.