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Paul R. Doege

Excelsior, Minnesota

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My memories of Mr. Doege are from early family functions, when the kids were little, and later running into him around Minnetonka. He was always so easy to talk to, always with a smile and always good for a little chat. When he would come into Frank's Nursery to shop, even if we were busy, or he was in a rush, he would make the time to say hello and ask what was new in my life etc. He was a kind man and a great grandpa to my nieces and nephew. He will be missed. The entire family is in...

I worked with Paul Doege for nearly 25 years. We were first business associates then we became very good friends. He was a gentleman, a class act, friendly, a man of solid values and integrity, and so much more. When he walked into a room, he was one of those men you noticed right away: friendly, a smile on his face, warm, cordial, and he made you feel better. I know his family and friends will miss him greatly, and I will as well.

We will truly miss Paul (and Marian) as our lake neighbors since 1988. We had good chats on the Doege cottage porch, some nice dinners out together, and shared a love for the lake. He always showed his appreciation for even the smallest things with a phone call or note. A classy man!

I had the privilege of working with Paul for about one year in 1986. I was a brand new associate at Hewitt and I was hired to step into Paul's shoes when he retired. Needless to say, that was no easy task for either me or for Paul. Paul deeply loved his job at Hewitt and he excelled at it. I was a very young woman who knew absolutely nothing about the business I was hired to grow. I imagine there were days that Paul wondered if I ever would figure it out but he was extraordinarily patient...

I,m sorry I didn't get to see Paul before he died. I remember him from a long time ago at family dinners in Ms'ld. I still hope that I can meet his family. I'm still here in Houston, at 281.497.7885 and would like that to happen... Cousin, Brooks

Dear Ellen & Jean, I'm your great uncle Brooks, from "next door", and remember Paul, but very distinctively, but only one time when we sat for a family meal with Karl and Helen. Karl used to take me flying in his Stinson, but years before he crashed it in a rainstorm. I'm still flying my Mooney, at age 80, but I can remember well. Please accept my condelences.... I talked to Paul several months ago and planned to see him next time I flew to WS...I'm sorry now that I missed him....

Dear Ellen and Jean,
Many wonderful memories of all of us at the cottage. Uncle Paul and Aunt Marian will always have a very special place in my heart.
love, lu

Dear Ellen and Jean:
One of my earliest memories, from when I was five years old, is of Cousin Paul returning from the War. We sat together on his bed at home, and we talked. He gave me the badge from his officer's hat. I still have it.
Richard Doege

Dear Ellen and Jean,
Uncle Paul will be greatly missed! I have fond memories of visiting Uncle Paul and Aunt Marian as young children in Madison as well as Minnetonka. We will be with you in spirit this week.
love, cousin Beth and family

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Paul Doege passed away in Excelsior, Minnesota. Funeral Home Services for Paul are being provided by Huber Funeral Home. The obituary was featured in Star Tribune on July 24, 2012.