Stephen Alexander

October 14, 2016

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Stephen Paul Alexander, 56, of Des Moines, IA passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016, after a struggle with pancreatic cancer. Stephen was born on August 31, 1960, to M. Paul Alexander and M. Virginia Alexander in Chicago, IL.

Stephen spent many years working as a taxi driver in Des Moines, IA. Later, he worked for U.S. Roasterie for over 10 years before returning to taxi driving before his cancer diagnosis in June 2016.

Stephen was a great lover of music and enjoyed seeing a wide variety of live concerts over the course of his life. One of his favorite traditions was to attend the River Roots music festival in Davenport, IA each year. He was also a sports fan and enjoyed baseball, football, and basketball. He was a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Chicago Cubs, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Stephen is survived by his brother Tim Alexander (Brenda) of Davenport, IA, his three children Amanda Alexander, Sera Alexander, and Addison Hartmann, all of Des Moines, IA, and his girlfriend of 10 years, Debra Boehm of Des Moines, IA, as well as countless friends.
Stephen was preceded in death by his parents.

If you would like to make donations, they may be directed to Amanda Alexander at 1216 Payton Ave., Des Moines, IA 50315, to assist his children with his expenses during this time.

A memorial and wake is scheduled to take place at Stephen’s home at 978 27th St., Des Moines, IA on Friday, October 21, 5PM-9PM and Saturday, October 22, 12PM-5PM.

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