Obituaries » Alex Ryan Cahlander-Mooers
May 28, 1987 - June 17, 2019
Cahlander-Mooers, Alex Ryan
Age 32 of St. Paul (formerly of Apple Valley), passed away unexpectedly on June 17, 2019. Survived by his mom, Kris Kennedy; dad, Dick (Cindy) Mooers; sister, Kelly (Tim) Johnson; step-siblings, Amber Redig and Scott Redig; dog son, Baloo; aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by his grandparents; step-father, David Kennedy; and aunt, Punky.
Alex loved life. He was a genuine friend. Alex was always true to himself. He graduated from Apple Valley High School in 2005. Alex then graduated from Minnesota State University – Mankato with a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Botany. He earned his Master’s Degree from University of South Dakota in Biology and Chemistry and started his career as an Environmental Biologist. Alex was certified as a Wetland Delineator and he was a published author.
After college he worked for AmeriCorps doing research in Glacier National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Mount Charleston Conservation Area. Alex settled in St. Paul on Grand Avenue surrounded by his friends and beloved dog, Baloo. When not working he enjoyed going to Twins games, pet-friendly establishments, trivia nights and spending time with his family and friends. He embraced the great outdoors in all aspects. Alex was a fan of music and live performances, he traveled the world to see some of his favorite artists.
Per Alex’s wishes his car will be donated, his clothing will go to the Union Gospel Mission and his household furnishings to Bridging. Alex gave the gift of himself for up to 75 recipients by being a donor through Lifesource.
Celebration of Life at 11am on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Faith Covenant Church, 12921 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, with visitation one hour prior.
He will be dearly missed by all. Alex lived in the moment and as for anything else, as he would say, “That’s for future Alex.”