Age 48 Passed away Sunday, May 26, 2013 after a heroic battle with cancer. Preceded in death by his father, Eugene. Survived by mother, Vilhelmina; sisters, Kristina (Rick), Nora, twin sister Sandra (Edward); nieces, Lauren and Katie; foster mother, Alida Miesen and foster brothers, Mark (Marcy), Karl (Barb), John (Julie) and Eric. Paul was a graduate of Crowley School in 1971 and Bridgeview in 1985. He worked through Midway Training Services for nearly 30 years. Paul was an outstanding athlete receiving medals in the Special Olympics in swimming and received many trophies in basketball and bowling; he was also a devoted Twins and Vikings fan. Paul was and always will be much loved by his friends and family who will forever remember Paul as one of the best people we ever knew. Service at Lakewood Cemetery, 3600 Hennepin Ave S. (Community Mausoleum), on Saturday, June 1 at 1:00 PM.


Published in Pioneer Press on May 31, 2013