Alex John Pitcher passed away at his home in Mankato on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

Alex John Pitcher passed away at his home in Mankato on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Memorial services were 1 p.m., Saturday, June 10 at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in St. James with Rev. Martin Lopahs officiating. You may send the family condolences online at www.sturmfh.com. Arrangements are with Sturm Funeral Home in St. James.

Alex was born in Mankato on July 6, 1992 to Steve and Chris Pitcher. He was baptized, confirmed and attended school at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. He graduated from St. James High School in 2011. He attended UMD, Cabrillo College, and MSU – Mankato.

He is survived by his parents, Dr. Steve and Chris Pitcher; brother, Dr. Austin Pitcher and fiancé, Dr. Valerie Au, and sister, Morgan Pitcher (Zach Persian); grandparents, John and Myrna Eppeland; aunts: Pat Pitcher, Barbara and Al Slarks, Vonnie and Dan Gratz, Marie and Dr. Tim FarleyChristiansen; and uncle Roy and Connie Eppeland. He has the best cousins: Erik Gratz, Aaron and Bailey Gratz, Lauren and Seth Moffet, Michaela Farley, and Samuel Farley. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Arlo and Elsie Pitcher; and uncle, Robert Allen Farley, Jr.