NEW ULM - Paul Dauer, 99, of New Ulm, died Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 at the Divine Providence Nursing Home in Sleepy Eye.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 12 at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John. A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery in New Ulm.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and 7:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. St. Joseph's-St. Elizabeth's Catholic United and St. John's Catholic Order of Foresters will pray a combined rosary at 6 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday. To leave an online condolence or to sign the guest book for his family go to: www.mvfh.org.
Paul is survived by his wife, Marie Dauer of New Ulm; daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Joseph Moran of Centennial, Colo.; sons and daughters-in-law, John Dauer and significant other, Yolanda Perez of San Antonio, Texas, Thomas and Kathy Dauer of Spokane, Wash., James Dauer and Dr. Susan Tiegs of Morrison, Colo., and Peter and Patty Dauer of Entiat, Wash.; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Nick Moran; sisters, Rosella Liebl and Helen Zollner; and brothers, Lorenz and Julius Dauer.
Paul George Dauer was born on Nov. 5, 1913 in Cottonwood Township, Brown County to Frank and Katherine (Leikam) Dauer. He attended country school in Sigel and Cottonwood townships and later attended St. Mary's Catholic School in New Ulm. On Oct. 16, 1939 Paul was united in marriage to Marie Theissen at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm. Paul worked for the Farmers Co-op Creamery for 16 years and then began woodworking, making windows for Radke Woodworking for many years. Paul also worked at Jenkins Grocery and Madsen Grocery until his retirement in the 1980s. Paul was a loving father and husband. He adored his wife Marie and was a wonderful provider for his family. He was a man with a great sense of humor and a strong faith. Paul enjoyed playing cards, woodworking, and square dancing with his wife Marie. Paul was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, St. John's Catholic Order of Foresters, and St. Joseph's-St. Elizabeth's Catholic United.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, NUACS or the Divine Providence Nursing Home.