Ivan Robert Alexandersen, 43, of Three Rivers, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo following a short illness. He was born on Jan. 11, 1970 in Oslo, Norway to Alex Ram and Inger Victoria (Larsen) Alexandersen.
Ivan was an exchange student in the US, and lived here since 1993. He was employed at Kaiser Aluminum in Kalamazoo as a crew leader. He was a graduate of Western Michigan University. He was bookkeeper for the U.S. Steel Workers Union, Local #2-1011. Ivan enjoyed photography, flowers, motorcycles and antiques.
Ivan married Anne M. Oxender on Nov. 10, 2011 in Centreville. She survives with two sons, Kody and Dylan; three brothers, Einar, Christian and Kareinge; two sisters, Ida Cecilie and Anita. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ronny.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at the Eickhoff, Farrand, Halverson Chapel in Three Rivers. Burial of his cremains will be at a later date in Norway by his wife. Donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society.