Luella “Lu” May (Yedica) Alexander, 93, of Napoleon, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, March16,2016, at the Orchards of Northcrest, Napoleon.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1923, in Archbold, to the late Henry and Lillie (Nofzinger) Yedica.
She married Roger Alexander on Oct. 28, 1947, in Fort Wayne, Ind. He preceded her in death on Aug. 4, 2002.
Lu and Roger owned and operated Alexander Floor Covering in Napoleon from 1957 to 1972, closing the business to become associates for Crahan’s Floor Covering.
In August 1973, Lu was the first to teach interior design at Four County Vocational School at the request of the school superintendent. She retired in 1991.
She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church of Napoleon, Henry County Retired Teachers, and Ohio STRS.
She was a past member of Napoleon Soroptomist Club, Business and Professional Women, Henry County Hospital Auxiliary and a former Cub Scout leader and Girl Scout co-leader.
She is survived by her children, Warren Terry (Linda) Alexander of Dowagiac, Mich., Thomas (Rosemary) Alexander of Holgate, Tina (Robert) Bogert and Tamara (George) Schmidt, both of Napoleon; grandchildren, Greg (Angela) Alexander, Jeff (Amber) Alexander, William (Angie) Alexander, Jason (Molly) Alexander, Richard Alexander, Trisha St. John, Brad Bogert, Brian Schmidt (Erica Schulz); stepgrandchildren, Esther (Doug) Stuber, Douglas (Heather) Nash, Michelle (Brent) Hesselschwardt, Sandie (Robert) Reither; great-grandchildren, Elijah, Oliver, Madilynn, Torinne, Leon, Allison, Anthony, Tristan, Travyn, Brooke, and Joe; step-great-grandchildren, Jacob, Drew, Tyler, Ava, Mackenzie, SinJin, Zay, Adrianna, Alana, Aleisia, Noah, and Lily; one great-great-grandchild; and six step-great-greatgrandchildren; sisters, Dorothy (Henry) Huner of Montpelier, Ann Beck of Archbold, and Shirley (Robert) Wyse of Santa Clarita, Calif. She was preceded in death by infant brother, Henry Yedica, Jr.; brother, Kenneth Yedica; and sisters; Martha Costell and Pauline Zuver.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Napoleon. Interment followed at Forest Hill Cemetery, Napoleon.
Memorials are suggested to Emanuel Lutheran Church, Napoleon or the Henry County Hospital Auxiliary.
Rodenberger Funeral Home, Napoleon, was entrusted with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.rodenbergerfuneralhome.com.