Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Alex meant the world to me and I know he was a light in the life of everyone lucky enough to know him.
Your son was the best friend I could ever ask for. From the first time we met, he was always there for me. He had a heart of gold and he wasn't afraid to wear it on his sleeve.
My taste in music, my shoe style, my outlook on life, my taste in beer, my limited knowledge of sports, basically everything about me.... Alex played a colossal role in making me the man I am today. I owe him everything. If I can ever help you guys out in any way, please don't hesitate to call.
Alex is my best friend. Alex is my brother. I will never forget the things he taught me about life.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. So saddened by your loss.
Cherish the good times that were experienced, he will always live on in our hearts through memories. My deepest condolences, he was an amazing man.
Prayers for you Cathy & Mark and Family during this difficult time.
Sending our heartfelt condolences. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
Sergio, Felicia, Stella & Nico
Well, darling, what can I say? There are simply no words to describe how losing you feels. I mean, Alex, you died. Among all of the things that aren't suppose to happen, this is at the top of the list! Right there with me winning the power ball. Unfathomable.
I have been searching my memory banks for fun memories, stories, and experiences that we shared. It's no surprise that they are all little kid memories. My family and I moved away, and you, your brothers and sister, and Tyler, Jordan, and Spencer all continued to grow, and as life will have it, grew apart. Jordan and I were just talking about you the other day (I shit you NOT!), and how the two of you were, are, and forever will be deeply connected. You were each other’s best friend, confidant, inventor of games, and Teflon when it came to trouble! Jordan had been lamenting about missing that type of bond that he shared with you. He was hoping to reconnect. The four of us as parents watched the older boys (I mean...we gotta keep an eye on THEM), and we were very vigilant over the little ones, keeping them on schedule and safe. Then came Keegan, And well......It's Keegan. You and Jordan did your thing, and the moms and dads didn't notice much! You middles had a pretty good deal with the freedom!
However, with all that growing up and growing apart, the boys and I absolutely did keep up with you as you grew up. There is no more joy than chatting with dearly loved friends about the ongoing events both big and small in our grown up children's lives. I got to see you “in passing” over the last few years as I blew in and out of town, give you a hug, look in to your eyes, and catch up for a sec. These little moments made me happy then, and I will cherish them forever.
Alex, the pain and sadness I have heard in Cathy's words, her voice, her sobs are unbearable. I cannot begin to imagine how that must feel. I want to tell her and Mark that I love them, that they will grieve and heal, and life will resume to it's best ability, when it is time to. Doesn't that sound dumb? Cathy and Mark will do all of those things, of course. But without Alex? And Breanna? She has been quintessential Breanna. Takes care of business, in a loving, kind, way, not devoid of feeling. Her pain and loss is palpable, yet her actions are those of another remarkable Mottau. I have not yet seen or spoke with Cody, Elly, or Keegan, nor have I met your precious Lauren. Again, how does a young person say goodbye to their loving brother and soul mate?
This space is meant for condolence, to express sympathy to those that the deceased is survived by, to offer comfort. I completely wish to do that for Cathy, Mark, Cody, Breanna, Keegan, Elly, and Lauren. I looked up sayings, quotes, bible verses, my dad gave me a good one too....but among the many "My heart and prayers are with you" (obvious), and "words cannot express our sorrow" (I think I have written over 200 characters, and have missed the boat entirely), there is only this: I miss you Alex. I will always miss you. I mourn for your family. I pray for rest and peace for them. I am comforted in knowing that although you are not like "right here", you are not gone either. You not only are quite alive in our memories, in your touch you had in this world, and the marks that you made, but of course you are there in heaven and we shall meet again. Please do me a favor? Look in on Daisy and Cole, and give them both a good long scratch behind the ears. Until then, much love, Leslie.
Dear Cathy and family,
Our deepest sympathies during this difficult time.
All our love,
Kathleen, Dave, Johnny and Davy
Dear Mottau Family,
Alex remains in my memories as a darling little boy with a warm smile and big heart. How lucky I was to have been his teacher so many years ago. I can not begin to imagine how difficult this is for all of you but know our thoughts and condolences are with you.
Susan Carroll and Family
We are very sorry for your loss.
My earliest memories in life are with Alex and the entire Mottau family. Alex was my best friend from the very beginning at Cathy's daycare, starting school at Sacred Heart, and all the times spent with each others family's. I am shocked and saddened by his sudden passing. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the entire Mottau family.
To the Mottau Family,
Please accept our deepest condolences and know that our thoughts are with all of you during this very difficult time.
David, Kelly & Kaylin Dominguez
Mark, Cathy & family, please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. We have so many great and fun memories of Alex. The boys (Alex, Stormy, Michael & Robby) taking 1st Communion together and their picture to their Vikings days, Haybaler Football games, baseball, wresting and so much more. He will always have a place in our hearts. Jeff, DeDe, Stormy, Lyndsey & Jayson.
Cathy and family,
We are holding your family in our hearts with thoughts and prayers for peace and strength during this painful time. Words cannot express our sadness for your family. May the light and hope of God surround you all.
Paul, Karyn, Dominic, Alec, & Zachay Garcia
Dear Cathy, Mark, Cody and Elly, Breanna, Keegan, and Lauren,
Words cannot be used to express the sadness I have for the loss of Alex, so young and too soon.
Know that my blessings and prayers go out to you.
Dear Cathy, Mark & family,
Words are just never adequate in moments like this.....Our heart is heavy & we are keeping your family in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time. Know that your strong faith & the love of family & friends will comfort & strengthen you in the days ahead.
Sending your family our deepest condolences on the loss of Alex.
Much love & heartfelt prayers,
Ono, Judy, Sarah & Jarod Solis
Our love and prayers to you all.