Funeral Services for Alex Oxenreider, 14, will be Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pierschbacher Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment will be at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday, April 10, from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m., at the funeral home. Memorials may be made in care of Alex’s family to be designated at a later date.
Alex Andrew Oxenreider was born November 20, 2008, to David and Carrie Oxenreider in Chariton, Iowa. He was welcomed home from the hospital by his big brother, Carson.
Alex was a ball of energy from the very beginning. He was always on the go and always a little on the ornery side. He had strong opinions on just about everything and loved to share them. His sense of humor always kept those around him smiling.
Alex attended school in the Chariton Community School District. He played saxophone in the Chariton Middle School Band and was a talented baseball player. In addition to baseball, Alex loved playing both wiffle ball and bags with his cousins Justin and Jacob. Alex was a good student and was highly thought of at school by his teachers and peers.
Alex was a lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church in Chariton. He was very loved by his church family who saw his generous and kind nature.
Alex loved spending time in the great outdoors. He spent every chance that he got running around outside. He loved to help on his grandma’s farm and couldn’t get enough of hunting and fishing. Alex also loved spending time around horses.
Alex passed away Wednesday, April 5, 2023. The way that his presence lit up a room will be greatly missed by all those who loved him.
Alex will be dearly missed by his parents, David and Carrie Oxenreider; brother, Carson Oxenreider; grandparents, Marleen Oxenreider and Jim Allen; aunts and uncles: Lori (Jim) Keller, Kari (Mark) Bolding, and Kati Oxenreider; cousins: Justin, Jacob, Christian, Corinne, Dayne, Kylee, Makenna, Kimberly, and Cody; special little cousins: Payton, Willow, and Olivia; along with many relatives and friends.
Alex was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gene Oxenreider and Velta Allen.