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Paul Woessner

September 9, 1945 — November 14, 2012

Paul Woessner, 67, a life-long resident of Elbow Lake, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls. The funeral service for Paul Woessner will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Christ Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake, with the Rev. Don Wagner officiating. Burial will be in the Christ Lutheran Cemetery, rural Elbow Lake. Friends may call at the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home on Friday from 5-7 pm; visitation will resume on Saturday one hour prior to the service at church. Paul was born September 9, 1945, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, to Ervin and Ruth (Wagner) Woessner. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake and graduated from Elbow Lake High School in 1963. Paul continued his education at Hanson Trade School in Moorhead. On December 4, 1971, Paul was married to Marlene Johnson in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul farmed and started working on tractors at Aamot & Ellingson Equipment and eventually founded Elbow Lake Equipment. People came from all over to Paul's shop for advice on how to fix tractors. He retired from Cenex in September 2011. Paul loved to travel, driving tour bus with Marlene at his side. He enjoyed camping, fishing, and teaching the grandkids how to drive the golf cart on the farm. He also took great pride in restoring tractors and attending tractor shows and participating in tractor cades. Survivors include his wife Marlene; children Missy (Wayne) Munson of Bismarck, North Dakota, Patrick (Jodi) Woessner of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mike (Susan) Woessner of Elbow Lake; grandchildren Dustin (fiancée Darcy Steckler) Munson, Kosha Munson, Andrew (fiancée Jess Jacob) Munson, David Munson, Ethan and Clair Woessner, and Grace and Lindsey Woessner, and one great-grandchild, Elliot Munson. Other survivors include his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Dee and Clayton Hanson, a niece and nephew, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, one aunt, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ervin and Ruth Woessner. Memorials are preferred to the Christ Lutheran Cemetery Fund.

Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake 116 1st Street NE Elbow Lake, MN US 56531

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Visitation
Friday, November 16, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Erickson-Smith Funeral Home - Elbow Lake

116 1st Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

Visitation resumes at the church one hour prior to the service.

Service
Saturday, November 17, 2012
1:30 PM
Messiah Lutheran Church

116 1st Street NE
Elbow Lake, MN 56531

cemetery
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Christ Lutheran Cemetery

Elbow Lake, MN

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