Dorsey Paul AlpersJanuary 30th, 2019
ALPERS Dorsey Paul Alpers, 90, of Pilot Grove, died Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at his home. He was born December 6, 1928, in Prairie Home, a son of William and Grace (Edwards) Alpers. He was married June 30, 1952, in Arkansas to Elizabeth "Libby" (Lymer) Alpers. He was a farmer most of his life with his sons and grandsons following in his footsteps. One of his greatest accomplishments was serving in the Air Force and Reserves for 22 years. During the Korean War, he was a coding specialist at Fort Knox. He was a charter member of Prairie Home Lions Club; 65-year member Knights of Pythias; 55 years in the Masonic Order; and he was a deacon and lifelong member of the Prairie Home Baptist Church. Dorsey built his life around his greatest pride and joy which is his family. Survivors include his wife Libby Alpers, Pilot Grove; two sons, Robert Alpers and his wife, Kathy of Prairie Home; grandchildren, Shanna and her husband Stacy Henderson (great-grandchildren, Austin and Dillon), Nathan Alpers and his wife Meagan (great- grandchildren, Paige, Ethan and Kaylee) and Heather Wilson; son, Mark Alpers of Prairie Home and step-grandson Logan Twenter; son, Gary Alpers preceded him in death in August, 2013, his wife Jenny Alpers of Boonville, granddaughters Jennifer and husband Scott Alpers (great-grandchildren, Jordyn and Brady), Ashley and husband Billy Sarver and (great-grandson Wil, and with another great-grandson any day). He was preceded in death by his brother, David Alpers (1998) and step-grandson Ryan Henderson (2014). Memorials are suggested to the New Salem Cemetery c/o Truman Wallenmeyer or Harris Cemetery c/o Donnie Sells. Funeral service was held Monday, January 28, at 11:00 at First Baptist Church of Prairie Home with Rev. Myron Couch officiating, assisted by Rev. Hal McNeal. Burial followed at Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville. Dorsey loomed big in the lives of those who loved him. Life will be less without him. Arrangements were under the direction of Windmill Ridge Funeral Home, California Mo.