David Linn Alexander
July 30, 1940 - February 26, 2020
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Tuesday 3/3, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cemetery
Rest Haven Memorial Park
1200 Sagamore Parkway N
Lafayette, IN 47904
Wednesday 3/4
Mass
St. Boniface Catholic Church
318 N 9th St
Lafayette, IN 47905
Wednesday 3/4, 2:00 pm

David “Coach” Linn Alexander died on February 26, 2020 in Lafayette, Indiana. Dave was born on July 30, 1940 in Indianapolis to the late John and Anna Margaret Ross Alexander. After graduating from Broad Ripple High School, Dave attended Purdue University where he played baseball and was a proud member of Phi Gamma Delta. Dave…

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Ross C. Unseld left a message on March 3, 2020:
Coach was a good man that helped me grow up during my time knowing him and playing sports for him, I owe him a lot for helping me become the person I have become in life, God bless his soul.
Scott & Jan Neat left a message on March 2, 2020:
A lifetime of baseball memories are woven together with Dave. I cherish the tme we spent together playing, coaching and attending baseball games. Dave was a wonderful friend. RIP my dear friend.
Doug Horning left a message on March 2, 2020:
I have cherished my friendship with Dave Alexander and the Alexander family for 45 years. Dave was instrumental in my becoming a full-time baseball scout. May he rest in peace.
Jim Martz left a message on March 1, 2020:
My condolences to Dave's family and friends. I first met Dave in 1970 when he was coaching at Bishop Chatard. Dave worked for me as an Associate Scout with the Baltimore Orioles until he began his coaching career at Purdue. We remained good friends sharing a mutual respect and love of the game of baseball. Fond memories of good times and experiences shared remain. Rest in Peace my friend. The Old Scout, Jim Martz
Steve Stocker left a message on March 1, 2020:
Teacher, coach, mentor and loyal friend. Thanks for your help and guidance throughout our 50+ year relationship. May you Rest In Peace.
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Mark T. Beck left a message on March 1, 2020:
My heartfelt condolences go out to Dave’s family. I had the privilege of bowling with Dave in the Purdue league. A true Boilermaker! He will be missed but not forgotten in Purdue Baseball History. Rest In Peace my friend Mark T. Beck
Michael Erlenbach left a message on February 29, 2020:
To the Alexander family and Carol, My condolences for your lose. For the longest time, Coach and I spent many Sunday nights the Other Pub and the occasional round of golf at Battle Ground. One on the greatest thrills my father had was when Dave setup a foursome with Coach Keady, Dave and myself. His baseball stories were the greatest, especially he spoke about Ray Schalk and the 1919 Chicago White Sox. Not only was Dave a Purdue graduate and Coach, but a major supporter, historian and fan. Of course, none of that is news. I am happy he met carol, she was a major inspiration to him. Coach Dave, as Jim Valvano called him during an ESPN show, will be missed. Michael Erlenbach.
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