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1945 Linda 2022

Linda Jo (Zimmerman) Alexander

December 7, 1945 — June 23, 2022


Linda Jo (Zimmerman) Alexander, age 76, of Crawfordsville, passed away on June 23, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette. She was born in Crawfordsville on December 7, 1945, to the late Paul Robert and Wilma Jean (Hughes) Zimmerman. She was married to Arch Alexander for 57 years.

Linda graduated from New Market High School in 1963 and received a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics Education and a Master's Degree in School Counseling and Personnel Services from Purdue University. She married Arch Alexander on September 4, 1965; he survives. She retired from St. Elizabeth hospital where she worked as a histologist for many years. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and sewing. She would knit hats for all her grandchildren and many other friends and family members. She sewed many costumes for grandkids that were in musicals and their cast mates. Linda loved to play board games and her favorite game was Settlers of Catan. She enjoyed outdoor activities such as camping and canoeing with her family or relaxing at the family cabin. She was an avid Purdue University Basketball fan, and she also loved attending all the sporting events that her 10 grandchildren participated in. She also enjoyed going to garage sales, antiquing, visiting new restaurants, trying new foods, and collecting many new recipes. She loved life, spending time with her family and cooking with her grandchildren.

Linda is survived by her husband, Arch; three children, Angie (Matt) Williams; Brad (Lauren) Alexander; and Archie (Alisa) Alexander; 10 grandchildren, Alivia, Marlin, Audrey, Molly, Caroline, Tabitha, Archie, Wesley, Willis, and Adam; and 2 brothers, Steve Zimmerman and Mike (Chris) Zimmerman, two nephews, Rodney Zimmerman, Brodie (Sheri) Zimmerman, and a niece, Steve (Tyler) Cornelius.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her nephew, Aaron Zimmerman.

There will be a service at the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church, 307 S. Washington Street, in Crawfordsville on Thursday, July 7 at 5 pm. Following the service, there will be a celebration of her life to be held at Stone Creek Lodge, 2865 Indiana 47 until 8:00pm. Linda did not love funerals. The family asks that you wear bright colors to these events as we remember all the great things about her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Riley Children's Foundation, 500 N. Meridian Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. Share memories and condolences online at

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