Archie Richard Alexander passed away Monday May 20, 2013 at Spectrum Health Skilled Nursing in Reed City. He was 85. Mr. Alexander was born April 22, 1928 in Evart Township, Osceola County, to Archie Joseph and Harriet (Trollope) Alexander. He had lived on the same land for 81 years. Archie was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He married Eurma Griffis in Evart on March 29, 1952 and she preceded him in death in November of 2011. Mr. Alexander farmed his entire working life and also worked at the Evart Milling Company, the Evart Co-op, and Leach Farm Equipment. Later in life, he enjoyed working in campgrounds. Archie attended the Evart Free Methodist Church and was a member of VFW Post 7979, Evart. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and gardening. Daughter Judy Alexander of Evart, 2 sons, Joseph (Bridget) Alexander of Sears and Jack (Lori) Alexander of Evart, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren survive him. His parents, wife Eurma, son Jeffery, and a brother, Zane preceded him in death. Funeral services for Archie Richard Alexander are 11:00am Thursday, May 23rd at the Evart Free Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Bullock officiating. Visitation will take place 6:00pm to 8:00pm Wednesday May 22nd at the church. Internment will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery, Evart.