Alexander Eugene Ratelle M.D.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Jeanne, I happened to see this through Facebook (which I rarely look at). My sympathy on the loss of your Dad. It sounds like he was an amazing man. I've had many connections with Methodist Hospital over the years, so I am impressed with his involvement there. I remember how kind you were when I lost my Mom, and my Dad has since passed away.

Thinking of you, Alex. Stay strong!

~xoxo The Schaefbauers

Patty and family: Alex was a great man and will be surely missed by many. We will all honor the many contributions he made to this world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you from all of the Wetts.

Some may not understand how running at 6 am in minus 20 F weather could be fun, but , Alex and I did it many times. It builds character Alex would say. Now Alex is running in Heaven building character with others.

Barry Ault ( Huntsville Ontario, Canada )

Thought and prayers to the family.i remember Dr. Ratelle only as a young child, our families spent time together. My father Neil (his friends called him Jerry ) helped him with his red car in the lower garage. sorry, thats all i remember about the car, it was red and cool ! i remember playing with the kids when we went to dinner at thier house that always had art throughout the house ! i do remember a generous spirit in the house even as a young child. thanks for the few but wonderful...

Patty and family~We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with you during this difficult time. Kevin, Linda and Erin Deegan

Dear Patty and family,

God must have been speaking to me this past weekend when Alex crossed my mind. I was wondering how you two were doing and how I missed seeing you on a regular basis as I did during our running days. It was always a pleasure to see you two. Little did I know that he would pass away on Sunday.

My only regret is I don't believe I knew of Alex's service in WWII. If I had, I would have loved to hear his stories of the Army Air Corp as my dad was a Ball...

I never forgot Dr Ratelle's generosity. His team (Drs Jorgenson,Scanlon and Wett)inspired my life. This was 46 years ago but vivid in my mind.
Brooke Biedinger

Jeannie, and entire family, I love you.



Alexander's Obituary

Alexander Ratelle passed away in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Funeral Home Services for Alexander are being provided by Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on June 13, 2012.