Lethert, Paul Anthony Respected, accomplished and brilliant businessman. Loving, loyal and dedicated husband, Motivational, inspirational and humorous father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Passed away on January 25, 2013 at the age of 93. Survived by sister, Natalie Ayers; children, Janet M. (John Otteson), Charles P. (Dianne Ditter); grandchildren, Jeffrey P. Otteson (Alisha Anderson); great-grandchild, Bailey Mai Otteson; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred (Kronebusch) of 54 years; son, Kenneth; parents, Charles A. and Emma N.; brothers, Robert E. and George O.; and other sisters and brothers-in-law. Paul graduated from Cretin High School, class of 37, and despite a physical limitation, caused by an infection that affected his mobility, Paul became a well respected, very successful, and highly influential businessman and entrepreneur. His knowledge and expertise regarding taxes, tax law, and finances offered him positions: as Director of Taxes for NW O Airlines (Delta Airlines), charter member and president of NW Airlines Federal Credit Union, (Wings Financial), Minnesota's chapter president of T. E. I. (Tax Executive Institute), and creator, owner, and manager of LTA, Inc., a small tax and accounting firm in Roseville, MN. A memorial service is being planned for later this year and the family is requesting that memorials be sent to: Allina Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, 333 Smith Ave, St Paul, MN 55102-9974.
Published in Star Tribune on Feb. 12, 2013