Obituary for William Robert Alexander


William Robert Alexander

September 14, 1951 - March 31, 2021

William Robert Alexander, 69, of Carmel, Indiana passed away March 31, 2021, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.

Bill was born on September 14, 1951 to Robert S. Alexander and Rosemary L. (Goettsch) Alexander in Hammond, Indiana. Bill graduated from Munster High School; The Class of 1969.

Always an adventurous soul, Bill journeyed to Lancaster, California and experienced life on the west coast. He later returned and set roots in Dyer, Indiana. Bill was close to his family, friends, and his beloved dog, Shadow. Growing up with Bill as an older brother was never boring.

Bill was quite a handyman, who could always fix anything that was broken. His interests included cars, rock music, and nature. Bill and Susan loved attending concerts such as Eagles, Doobie Brothers, Eric Clapton and Tom Petty. Bill enjoyed a bonfire, chilling to some classic rock, a lively exchange of views; all while marveling at the night sky with his wife Susan, friends, and family.

He is survived by his loving wife Susan Shanteau Alexander, son, Michael (Jennifer) Alexander, stepdaughter, Jessica Walker, sister Jeanne M. Alexander (John Thorse), brother Thomas E. (September) Alexander. Bill is further survived by his grandsons, Hunter Alexander, Bryce Walker, and Logan Walker and affectionately known as “Wild” Uncle Bill to his niece Tieg E. Alexander, and nephews Dillon J. Thorse, Nicholas (Emily) Ferrer, Andrew (Emily) Ferrer, and Zachary D. Smith and numerous friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Robert & Rosemary Alexander, his brother, James R. Alexander, and his nephew Trevor Alexander.

Please join family and friends in a Celebration of Bill’s Life to be held at 11:00am on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at Heritage Park, 1154 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Please dress in casual attire, as you will be invited to participate in planting native flowers and shrubs in William’s memory. For an update, please contact

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of the following organizations:

  • Pancreatic Cancer Association

Winston Churchill was quoted as saying on his 75th birthday, “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is ready for the ordeal of meeting me is another story.”

Jeff Gubitz posted on April 28, 2021

Fondly remembering Bill. School buds and high school as well. He fought a good battle and I was glad to see him at our reunion. May his memory be for a blessing. I will miss sharing the planet with you.


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