Lois Yvonne Alexander Patch

Lois Yvonne Alexander Patch

Lois Alexander Patch died peacefully on December 21, 2023 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Lois was born November 30, 1928 in Minneapolis to Arthur and Pearl Christopherson. She studied at the University of Minnesota after graduation from high school.

During college, Lois skated professionally with a troupe headed by Dorothy Lewis at the Hotel Nicollet. In her 20s, Lois sang with various jazz bands in Minneapolis, and at one point lived, acted and performed in Los Angeles and Mexico City.

She met Charles Alexander while singing in Minneapolis. They later married and had four children in Cold Spring. They also lived in Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba, and in Rockville while Charles worked for the Cold Spring Granite Company.

Lois was dedicated to her children and enjoyed time at the family cabin on Big Fish Lake. She and her family enjoyed winter and summer sports, especially sailing. Lois was a favorite of neighborhood kids because she was always smiling and had a large capacity for fun. Throughout her life, Lois was known for her quick wit and positive spirit.

During the early 1970’s she and several friends opened a boutique clothing store on the St. Cloud downtown mall called Twelve Seasons. She also co-founded the St. Cloud Figure Skating Club, where she taught and performed in skating shows.

After Charles’ death in 1976, Lois met Richard Patch through a tennis club and married him in 1981. They were to spend many happy years together, much of that time at their lake home on Big Birch Lake, a structure many people fondly called “the castle”. In later years Lois joined a group of Edina based tap dancers called The Rhinestone Rockettes with whom she performed in many community and charitable shows throughout the Minneapolis area.

She is survived by her daughter Diane Alexander and son Peter (Julie) Alexander, grandchildren Alexander (Lillie Carlille) Schieferdecker, Eloise Schieferdecker, Katie (Chris) Fields, Ann Alexander; and great-granddaughter, Palmer Fields. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Larry Christopherson, husbands Charles Alexander, Richard Patch, and sons Frank and Michael Alexander.

Our family would like to thank the caregivers at Asher Haus and the Assumption Community as well as the St. Cloud Hospital for their compassionate care. Donations in Lois’ name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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