Alex S. Hembrook, Janesville, WI
September 17, 1996 - October 8, 2017
Alex S. Hembrook, age 21, of Janesville, died on Sunday, October 8, 2017, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Janesville on September 17, 1996, the son of Scott and Barbara (Brownstetter) Hembrook. He graduated from Craig High School in 2015, and attended UW-LaCrosse. He married Nicholas Christopherson in Janesville on July 7, 2017. His lifelong dream was to become a high school Biology teacher. He majored in Biology, minored in Chemistry, and took his grades to heart. If he got a 98%, he wanted to know where the 2% went. He was regularly on the Dean’s List. Alex was courageous, kind, loving and had a contagious personality. He gave unconditional love to everyone, and had a smile that would light up a room. No matter what he was up against, he faced it with unlimited optimism. Alex made a difference in so many people’s lives, and brought so much peace to everyone around him.
Alex is survived by his loving husband, Nick Christopherson; parents: Scott and Barbara Hembrook of Janesville, April (Mark) Curry of Roscoe, IL and Jim (Kathleen Mears) Christopherson of South Beloit, IL; siblings, Ashley (Brandon) Malenke of Minnesota and Kyle (Sam Peart) Christopherson of Rockton, IL; with a niece on the way, Macie Alex Malenke; his puppy, Maverick; grandparents, John (Robin) Hembrook of Delavan and Bob Brownstetter of Janesville; and many other extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Avis Brownstetter.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at the PONTIAC CONVENTION CENTER, 2809 N. Pontiac Dr., Janesville. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY. Lasting memorials may be made to the Alex Hembrook Education Scholarship Fund. For online condolences and registry: www.schneiderfuneraldirectors.com
A special thank you to the UW-Carbone Cancer Center, and Agrace Hospice.