Alesander Rodriguez-Rodriguez, 19, of Beardstown, died Monday, Oct. 2, in California where he was stationed while serving in the United States Marine Corps.
He was born Oct. 28, 1997, St. Jude Day, in Calvillo, Aguascalientes, Mexico, the son of Reynaldo Rodriguez-Flores and Esperanza Rodriguez-Rodriguez.
He is survived by his parents; three sisters Karina, Priscilla, and Marlene Rodriguez, all of Beardstown; his niece Jomary Rodriguez; and his grandfather’s Jose Rodriguez and Reynaldo Rodriguez.
Alesander graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 2016 and was a very active student during those years. He played in the school band and almost every sport offered, served on Student Council and Key Club, and sang in the Beardstown Elite Choir all four years. After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corp and was stationed in California. He was a member of St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown. Alesander enjoyed fishing and hunting with his friends, but most of all he loved being with his family, even taking his sisters to Springfield.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Alexius Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mexico at a later date. The family will meet with friends from 4:30 p.m. to midnight on Friday Oct. 13, at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown. Military Services will begin at 4 p.m., followed by the Beardstown Elite Choir, prior to the visitation at the memorial home.
Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.