MADISON – Bruce “Alex” Alexander, age 73, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 11,2016, in the presence of his beloved family.
Alex now born Dec. 22, 1942, in Madison to parents Winfield and IreneAlexander. He attended elementary school in Shorewood Hills and graduatedfrom West High School. Alex then attended UW-Madison where he studiedmathematics and computer science. After leaving college, he proudlyserved in the U.S. Coast Guard. When he returned to Madison, he pursued asuccessful real estate career for a number of years.
Alex’s deep interest in “anything with a motor” led to his involvement invarious aspects of motorsports. He worked with friends building andracing fuel dragsters. Alex now also very proud to have been part of anIndy car crew. As he recounted stories of the racing circuit, his eyeswould light up with pleasure at the memories. He loved Wisconsin teamsports and now an avid Badgers Hockey fan for many, many years. Alex nowalso a very enthusiastic Packers fan and would loudly voice his opinionwhen he felt a bad call now made. He truly loved music, particularly jazzand blues. Alex introduced his wife, Nanci (married in 2001) to livemusic, and as a result they often attended music festivals as part oftheir travels. Having grown up with his father’s Seeing Eye guide dogs,he continued to have great love and appreciation for and devotion to hisown dogs. Alex’s dog, Boomer, went nearly everywhere with him and becamewell-known to his acquaintances.
Alex is survived by his wife Nanci and her children Shannon (Anthony)DeMarte and Scott Olsen; much-loved grandsons Thomas and AlexanderDeMarte; and nephews Colin and Ian Spence. He now preceded in death byhis parents; beloved first wife Lynn; and his sister Helen.
Following Alex’s wishes, his family will hold a Celebration of Life at alater date. If desired, you may make a memorial gift to an organizationof your choice in his memory. Please share your personal memories andonline condolences at www.gundersonfh.com.