Loran D. Alexander, 82, of Wooster, died Thursday night, April 19, at his residence.
Friends may call Sunday 2-4pm and 7-9pm at Mcintire, Bradham, & Sleek Funeral
Home in Wooster with an F.O.P. Memorial service at 4:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held Monday at Noon at Zion Lutheran Church, with calling hours prior 11- Noon.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wayne County Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville
Rd., Wooster, Salem Lutheran Church, 4873 Cleveland Road, Wooster or The MS
Society, 6155 Rockside Rd., Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131-2217.
He was born Jan. 9, 1930 at Bellville, Ohio to Loren K. and Virginia D. (Walker)
Alexander and married Mary C. Edwards, of Centerburg, Ohio, Oct. 16, 1953. She died
Oct. 24, 2000. He married Marian Martin, of Wooster, Ohio, May 21, 2005. She
He served in U.S. Navy, 1948-1949, serving aboard the U.S.S. Corduba. He attended
the Ohio State Highway Patrol academy in Columbus, graduated in 1952, and assigned
to the Freemont, and Marion, Ohio Patrol Post. In 1961 he was promoted to Sergeant
and assigned to the Wooster Patrol Post, where he was Assistant Post Commander for
19 years. He was certified to teach in the Basic Police Officer Academy and was the
Sergeant in charge of the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Defensive Driving Program in
Columbus for seven years in addition to other courses.
He was a 22 year member of Fraternal Order of Police, and past president.
He retired after 27 years of service to the patrol to run for Wayne County Sheriff. He
was elected for Wayne County Sheriff Nov 4th, 1980 and re-elected to 3 additional terms
retiring in 1997. When he retired he had in excess of 48 years in law enforcement.
He was past president of the Buckey State Sheriff’s Association, serving on; the Board
of Directors, as First, Second Vice President, Executive secretary, and treasurer, in
addition to many committees as Chairman.
He was the recipient of many awards during his extensive law enforcement career for
excellence in administration. He was appointed by Ohio Governor Richard Celeste to
the Ohio Prison and Jail Overcrowding Commission and later appointed by Gov.
Celeste to serve on the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission.
He was a member of the National Sheriff’s Association, serving many years on the
Detention and Corrections committee; Past President and secretary of the Fraternal
Order of Police Lodge #94 of Wayne County, Past President of the Madisonburg Lion’s
Club, Past President of the HoBo’s Camping Club, member of the Wayne County Farm
Bureau, Wayne County Builders Exchange, Golden Recliners Camping Club, Wooster
General Boosters, and Downtown Rebounders.
He made his home in Wooster for the past 51 years. He was a member of the Salem
Lutheran Church, where he served as lector, deacon, trustee, and on church council.
Surviving in addition to his wife are 4 children; Robert of Key of West, Fla., Loralea
(Mark) Ewing of Seville, OH, Sue (Leo) Haumesser-Miller of Wooster, Colleen
Alexander of Powell, OH(fiance Wayne Green), Step-children Diane (Craig) Forcell of Shreve and Dean (Sylvia) Martin of Frederick, Maryland, 6 grandchildren; Don Abernathy III, Brandon Haumesser, Derek Haumesser, Tyler Ewing, Amanda Ewing, and Brittany
Haumesse, 4 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 7 step-great-grandchildren.
His parents, first wife, and brothersLarry and George died preciously.
Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne Co., 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the MS Society, 6155 Rockside Rd., Suite 202, Independence, OH 44131-2217
Monday, April 23, 2012 at 12:00 Noon at the Zion Lutheran Church.
Sunday, April 22, 2012 from 2-4:00 p.m. and 7-9:00 p.m. with an F.O.B. Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to the service at the Church on Monday