Payton Katherine Alexander
On Thursday, November 4, 2021 our sweet girl with the most beautiful smile, kindest heart and generous spirit, Payton Katherine Alexander at the age of 19, went to be with the Lord after a courageous 4-year battle with cancer.
Payton grew up in New Berlin, WI and was a 2020 graduate from New Berlin West Highschool. In high school, she was involved in basketball, golf, photography and maintained a 4.0 GPA while battling cancer.
She loved sports and almost any outside activity. Basketball, golf, swimming, fishing, and biking. With her love of sports, she was an avid fan of the Milwaukee Brewers, Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Bucks. The joy of attending, especially the Brewer games in person were always a highlight for her.
Camping, traveling and exploring new places with her family brought her great joy. Payton loved to look to the sky, watching sunsets with her sister and friends and the night sky to watch the stars, satellites and the moon.
Payton was a Girl Scout starting in kindergarten and went on to be a camp counselor. It gave her such pleasure to work with the young girls and teach them all about the outdoors.
Payton loved to listen to so many types of music. She developed a love for Korean Music over the last several years and enjoyed going to concerts to see a variety of artists.
Since her diagnosis of Ewing Sarcoma Cancer in January 2018, Payton had become an advocate for pediatric and young adult cancer. She was always the first to reach out to those who were struggling in their battle, and she did this all while fighting her own battle. Once her life was touched by cancer, she became involved with may organizations that support and help with childhood cancer. The Gamerosity organization, Little Warrior Foundation, Vince Lombardi Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Make a Wish and the MACC Fund. These organizations became an important part of Payton’s life and she was so proud and willing to lend a hand to help out in any way she could.
One of her goals was to beat cancer and continue her education on campus at the University of River Falls. Focusing on her Bachelors in Animal Science with a focus on Companion Animals. Payton’s love for all animals was well known. She never met a dog she did not like or want to take home.
When Payton was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, she was determined to live her life to the fullest and not let cancer define her. She fought hard and valiantly for 4 years and tried so hard to stay with us, the ones she loved. We know she did not want to leave us, but God needed her and she answered His call.
Payton left us too soon and is survived by her family who loved her. She will be forever loved and remembered by her parents Stephen and Kimberly Alexander, her brother Austin, sister Paige and her brother Joshua who preceded her in death and leaving behind her beloved dogs, Hailey and Nelli.
Not a day will go by that her Grandpa Weber and all of her many aunts, uncles and countless cousins that will be thinking of her and missing her.
Payton has too many friends to mention here but you know who you are and you also know how much she loved you and cherished your friendship.
We want to thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at Children’s Hospital that helped take care of her over the years.
There will be a service held on Saturday November 13, 2021.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:45 pm.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm.
Burial to follow the service at the church cemetery.
Holy Apostles Catholic Church
16000 W. National Avenue
New Berlin, WI 53151
In lieu of flowers please donate to:
The Little Warrior Foundation to help fund Ewing Sarcoma research: