Paul William Berndt, 58, of St. Cloud, Minn., died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Cloud, Minn.
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud, Minn. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday.
Paul was born July 25, 1955, in Jersey City, N.J., to Paul and Janice Daley Berndt. He served in the U.S. Navy from September 1972 to May 1973. Paul was a longtime cab driver in New Jersey. He married Laura A. Leathers on July 23, 2008, in St. Cloud, Minn.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Berndt, Waite Park, Minn.; daughter, Jodie Berndt, Ontario, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Laura A. Nieto, Weehawken, N.J.; and Cathlene Hernandez, Weehawken, N.J.; two stepsons, Anthony Lonbardo, West, N.Y.; and Jack Nieto Jr., Weehawken, N.J.; three grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; brother, Carl Berndt, Nanticoke; and two sisters, Patricia Provenzano, Nanticoke; and Lori Colemire, Nanticoke.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Janice Hempel and Mary Beth Berndt.
Benson Funeral Home
1111 25th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 3, 2013