Clifford L. Paumen, age 94, of Maple Lake, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Heritage of Foley.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at St. Timothy Catholic Church, Maple Lake with Fr. Andrew Stueve as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery, Maple Lake. Visitation will be held from 8:30-10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel, Maple Lake. Memorials are preferred to St. Timothy Catholic Church.
Clifford Louis Paumen was born February 19, 1925 on the family farm near Maple Lake to Jacob and Minnie (Wurm) Paumen. He attended rural school in Corinna Township and then continued to help on the farm, eventually taking over the farm operations. On July 23, 1946 Cliff was united in marriage to Beverly Jean Dearing at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Annandale. They made the farm their home and raised their children there. In addition to farming, Cliff also drove delivery truck for Mobil and was a Funk’s Seed salesman. Upon his retirement, Cliff worked part-time for Whispering Pines golf course. Cliff was a member of St. Timothy Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus and Catholic Order of Foresters. When Cliff got a moment away from the farm, he enjoyed dancing, playing cards, trying his luck on pull-tabs and at casinos, snowmobiling, and the occasional fishing trip. Above all, Cliff treasured the time with his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids.
Cliff is survived by his children, Ron (Pam) Paumen of Clarion, IA, Carol (Lint) Edgerly of Sartell, Sharon (Steve) Held of Sartell, Donna (Craig) Morningstar of Annandale, Bruce (Charmayne) of Glenwood, and Howard (Shelly) Paumen of Buffalo; 15 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren, as well as many step great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; siblings, Margaret Rathje of Annandale, Lester (Darlene) Paumen of Maple Lake, Doris Mae Guggemos of Buffalo, Orville (Rita) Paumen of Maple Lake, and Beatrice (Doug) Psyk of Albertville; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Beverly, brother Clayton, and brothers-in-law.
Curt Paumen, Justin Paumen, Lisa Edgerly, Scott Held, Travis Morningstar, and Melanie Hegle will serve as pallbearers. Krista Elsenpeter and Sarah Goelz will provide music for the service. Arrangements entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Maple Lake.