Dorotha Belle Alexander

1932 - 2021

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Dorotha Belle Alexander, 88, of Findlay and formerly of Arlington, passed away peacefully at 12:30 a.m., Saturday January 9, 2021, at the Bridge Hospice Care Center, Findlay. She was born to the late Charles and Virginia (Furr) Wickham. She was raised by her father and Ersie and LaVelle Johnson. Dorotha married Mervin L. Alexander, Sr. on May 29, 1949, and he preceded her in death on March 9, 2008. Dorotha is survived by her children: Mervin (Nancy) Alexander, Jr., Linda (Steve) Rankey and Bruce (Jonna) Alexander, all of Findlay; grandchildren: Chris (Nicole) Alexander, B. Ryan (Becky) Alexander, Chad (Jamie) Alexander, Amanda (Tim) Hodson, Curtis (Becki) Wiseley, Lindsay (Kyle Wagner) Alexander and Alexis (Jama) Rankey; and 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean (Dick-deceased) Herron of Dayton; brother, Jack (Sharon) Wickham of Bluffton. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Robert (Zona-deceased) Wickham. Dorotha was a member of the Arlington United Methodist Church. She was an avid golfer at Sycamore Springs Golf Course, Arlington, where she played well into her 80's. She was a very generous and caring person who volunteered many hours as a "Pink Lady" at Blanchard Valley Hospital and Open Arms House in Findlay. Dorotha with her husband, Merv, visited all 50 United States and also traveled the world. They took their children and spouses on a cruise to the Virgin Islands to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in March of 1999. All services will be private, and burial will be next to her husband in Arlington Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Findlay. Memorial contributions may be made to the Arlington United Methodist Church, where she worshipped for over 70 years. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  • Final Resting Place:

    Arlington Cemetery [Map]
    18470 Twp Rd 71
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Contributions:

    Arlington United Methodist Church
    Box 380
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

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To : Merv Nancy Alexander
Date :Saturday, January 9th 2021
From : Bonnie Herold
I'm so sorry to hear of your mother's passing, Merv. She really seemed to enjoy life, and I know you'll remember her fondly. You and Nancy our in my thoughts.

To : The Alexander Family
Date :Saturday, January 9th 2021
From : Kelly and Jill Wright Combs
Merv, Linda, Bruce & Families,
We are very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such sweet lady, always with a smile. I will always remember our fun times at Round Lake during the summer. Your parents were so welcoming & always made sure everyone had a good time! I also remember a time your Dad was driving up there by himself & my Dad suggested he take me to keep him company (I guess I talked a lot)..I don’t believe I said a word all the way there! He bought me ice cream anyway!
Blessings to your families. May your memories warm your heart and make you smile! 💕

To : The Dorotha B Alexander Family
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Jack Glick
May God's strength and grace carry you through your present sorrow.
With Sympathy

To : The Alexander Family
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Becky Coldren Starr
This news made my heart heavy. It was always dad & mom and Merv & Dorotha growing up; like a set of bonus parents. I have such wonderful memories of your mom throughout my entire life. Probably about 10 years ago I answered a phone call and the voice said “Becky, this is grandma”, which was somewhat eerie since all my grandparents were deceased. I said “I don’t think so.” After a bit of conversation I realized it was your mom and she thought she had called her granddaughter Becky. Needless to say, we had the most wonderful conversation that day. My heartfelt prayers of comfort for all of you.

To : The Alexander Family
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Mark and Linda Wright Miller
Dear Merv, Linda and Bruce,
Your mother was always so kind to me. She even had the patience to teach me how to poach an egg one summer day at your lake cottage! Blessings to you as you cherish wonderful memories💕

Mark and Linda Wright Miller

To : The Alexander Family
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Bill and Deb Hartman
So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

To : Mere and Nancy
Date :Sunday, January 10th 2021
From : Brenda Czarnecki
So sorry for your loss. Prayers and thoughts are with you and family.🙏

To : Bruce Merv Linda and all the family
Date :Monday, January 11th 2021
From : Wynn Kelley
She was a great lady and will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

To : Bruce and family
Date :Monday, January 11th 2021
From : Joe Schaaf
Sorry to hear about your mom. Thinking of you all.

To : Family of Dot Alexander
Date :Tuesday, January 12th 2021
From : Sycamore Springs Golf Course
We are very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother and want to send our condolences. Dot owned one share of stock in Sycamore Springs Golf Course. You can contact the Pro Shop at 419-365-5109 to arrange for transfer or sale of the share.


Sycamore Springs Golf Course

To : family of Dorotha Alexander
Date :Tuesday, January 12th 2021
From : BVHS Auxiliary
We want to express our appreciation and thanks to Dorotha for her hours of volunteer service to the Blanchard Valley Health System. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

To : Merv Bruce and families
Date :Wednesday, January 13th 2021
From : Bob Kloepfer family
Sorry for your loss of your mother, great lady. Your parents were always very nice to me at Ag Credit and D& H Meats. It was an honor and privilege to know them and to do business with them. Prayers for comfort and healing at this difficult time.

To : Dottie's Family
Date :Wednesday, January 13th 2021
From : Amy Sierra nurse at Primrose
I am so sorry for your loss. Dottie was such a remarkable woman. She will be missed dearly. It was most definitely my pleasure knowing her. I am praying that the God of peace covers you in comfort during this sad time. Dottie's faith has earned her a most beautiful set of wings.

To : The Alexander Family
Date :Thursday, January 14th 2021
From : Nancy Wright Pepple
Merv, Linda and Bruce
I was sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I have fun memories of our family trips to the lake. Your mom always worked so hard to make sure we all had a good time....and we did! May all your memories bring you peace and comfort.

To : MervLinda Bruce
Date :Friday, January 15th 2021
From : Elaine Crates
Dear Merv, Bruce, and Linda ...I was so sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. I know it is hard to lose your Mom. It does not matter how old we are losing our Mom is difficult. She will always be with you in your heart and memories. She was a nice lady that will always be a happy childhood memory for me. I still laugh when I think of the skiing "incident" at your cottage. I am sure Linda remembers. God Bless ..Elaine

To : Linda Rankey
Date :Sunday, January 17th 2021
From : Ruthann Rodman Hahn
Hello Linda. I'm so sorry to see that your dear mama has left this world. You have my sympathy and prayers as you pass through this sad time.

To : Merv Bruce and Linda
Date :Monday, January 18th 2021
From : Sue Wilkerson
To the Alexander family

From Sue Wilkerson

May the Lord wrap you in His loving arms and give you grace to get through this very difficult time
Sue Wilkerson