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Brandee M. Alexander

Friday, November 21, 2008

Brandee M. Alexander
Brandee M. Alexander, 34 of Atlantic, passed away early Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at the Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at the Evangelical Free Church in Atlantic.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 5-8 p.m. and a prayer service at 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 21, 2008, at Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic.

Burial will be in the Atlantic Cemetery in Atlantic.

Brandee Marie (Feldhacker) Alexander was born on Feb. 12, 1974, in Spencer, the third born daughter of Edward Raymond and Elaine Beth (Meerdink) Feldhacker. She was baptized in the Catholic faith, and became a born again Christian in 1982, accepting Jesus Christ as her personal Savior. Brandee grew up in Spencer until August 1979, when the family moved to Cherokee, where she attended elementary school and Washington High School, graduating with honors in May 1992. During her high school years she enjoyed babysitting, teaching Vacation Bible School, and working at KCHE as a radio announcer.

Brandee attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, from 1992 to 1995, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Magna Cum Laude. Brandee began her teaching career in Atlantic, starting as a second grade classroom teacher from 1996-1999, and then from 1999 to the present taught kindergarten classes at Washington Elementary. She received her Master of Arts degree in Education for teaching Reading and Language Arts from the University of Northern Iowa in May 2001. She was a continuing member of Omicron Epsilon, a local charitable sorority, from 1997 to the present, and a children's church teacher for 3 to 6 year olds from 2005 to 2007.

Brandee was united in marriage to Matthew Scott Alexander on Aug. 12, 1995, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. To this union they were blessed with Austin Matthew, age 9 and Abby Marie, age 4.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Tamara Kay Feldhacker; her maternal grandparents, Wilbur and Harriet (Borgman) Meerdink; and her paternal grandfather, Raymond Feldhacker.

Brandee is survived by her husband, Matt of Atlantic,; her children: Austin and Abby -- both of Atlantic; her parents, Edward and Elaine Feldhacker of Oakland; her sister, Kim Dalke and her husband, Bill of Sergeant Bluff; her mother and father-in-law, Darrell and Phyllis Newman; her sister-in-law, Roxanne Alexander all of Ida Grove; and her paternal grandmother, Vernice Feldhacker of Spencer.

Memorials may be directed to the family for designation at a later date.

Condolences may be left at www.hockenberryfamilycare.com.

Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic is in charge of the arrangements.