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Alex Ohl

November 17, 1977 — March 18, 2013

Alex, son of Ed and JoAnn (Peters) Ohl was born November 17, 1977 at Beth Israel Hospital in New York City, NY. He started school at Alpine elementary School in Sparta, NJ. After attending several other schools he graduated from West Morris Central High School, Morris Plains, NJ in 1999. While in high school he earned a varsity letter in soccer as team manager. He was also a member of Sussex County Road Runners, a Special Olympics Team. After graduation, he moved with his parents to his mother's hometown Manning, Iowa. Alex lived with his parents for five years before moving to a New Hope Village Group Home in Manning. Alex enjoyed walking Main Street in Manning visiting business owners. He was famous for his hugs. In October of 2011 Alex moved to Carroll where he lived independently with three roommates, supervised by Family Resource Center of Carroll. Alex loved bowling and adored his two nephews. He was a loyal Iowa Hawkeye; Manning Bulldog; IKM Manning Wolves; New York Jets and lately a Carroll Tiger fan. He usually had his television tuned to a sports channel or SyFy network while playing Angry Birds on his iPad. Alex died peacefully of heart failure at his home in Carroll on Monday, March 18, 2013 at the age of 35 years, 4 months and one day. Preceding him in death are his grandparents and uncle Terry Ohl. He is survived by his parents Ed and JoAnn Ohl of Carroll and Manning; sister Erika (J.J.) Brandstatter of Bromfield, C0 and their children, loving nephews, Jack and Chase; aunt Janice (Larry) Boehme of Wakefield, KS; uncle Brian (Janet) Peters of Grimes and cousins, other relatives and friends. Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Village Foundation PO Box 887, Carroll, IA 51401 Recorder Music "Amazing Grace" Fifties Music Indian Flute Medley Honorary Bearers Brian Peters Doug Bass J. J. Brandstatter Rick Dammann Barry Kusel Brad Kusel Interment at a Later Date Manning Cemetery, Manning, Iowa

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