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Jane A. Alexander

July 29, 1931 ~ July 30, 2018 (age 87)
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Peace came to Jane Anne Alexander on June 30, 2018, in Gaylord, MI.   Born on July 29, 1931, she was the daughter of Madeline and Vearl Amsbaugh in Lansing, MI. 

Jane graduated Cum Laude from Michigan State University in 1953 with a Bachelors in Dietetics.   After the children started school, Jane went back to college at Central Michigan University and received her Masters in Education.    While working as a Dietician at the MSU Union Cafeteria, she met her husband, Gaylord.    They would have been married for 65 years this August. Besides being the backbone of her beloved family, Jane worked as a teacher and principal for Johannesburg-Lewiston School District. More recently, she served as treasurer for Chippewa Township, Chippewa County, Michigan.

Jane was very talented and loved to cook, read, do furniture reupholstering, knit, make quilts, and was an expert seamstress.    Jane and Gaylord spent 38 years at Hunt Creek in Lewiston, 18 years in Strongs and 6 years in Gaylord, all in Michigan.

Jane is survived by her husband, Gaylord Alexander;  her children, Stephen (Bryan Webster) Alexander, Gayle (Kenneth) Allen and Eric (Lou Anne) Alexander; two grandchildren,  Ryan (Samantha) Allen and Erica (Mitchell) Fox; one great grandson, Kain Allen; her brothers and sister in-law, Howard Alexander, JoAnne (Larry) Burrill, Merton (Nancy) Alexander and many nieces, nephews, as well as other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruth Hoolihan, Louise Wood and Marion Bennett and sister in law, Lilyan Alexander.

Jane will be missed by all that knew and loved her.   A great loss of a caring, helpful and thoughtful person. 

The family has chosen to remember her privately. Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service is handling the arrangements. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at