WINTHROP — Gerald Pagel, age 79, of Winthrop passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his home in Winthrop surrounded by his family.
Funeral service will be Monday, June 22, 2020, 1 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with Pastor Bob Miner officiating. Interment will be in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Visitation will be Sunday, June 21, 2020, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church and will continue one hour prior to the service on Monday. Memorials preferred.
Gerald George Pagel was born on March 16, 1941, in Winthrop. He was the son of Frank and Luella (Podratz) Pagel. Gerald was baptized as an infant on April 6, 1941, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 11, 1954, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bismarck Township, Sibley County. He received his education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School Class of 1959. Gerald furthered his education at Dunwoody Institute Technical College in Minneapolis.
On June 19, 1965, Gerald was united in marriage to Barbara Bieraugel at the Cathedral of Holy Trinity in New Ulm. After their marriage, the couple resided in Winthrop. This marriage was blessed with four children. Gerald owned and operated Jerry’s Radio and TV Sales and Services, retiring in 1995. After retirement he helped at the Sibley County Highway Department and also ran his own lawn mowing service.
Gerald was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop and a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bismarck Township. Gerald was a member of the Winthrop Fire Department for 20 years.
Gerald enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, boating, repair work, and motorcycle riding. He was a member of the Flying Dutchmen and the Midstate Riders Motorcycle Club. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children and grandchildren.
Gerald is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bieraugel) Pagel of Winthrop; children, Pamela Pagel of Viera, FL, Jared Pagel and his wife, Dena of Mankato, Darrick Pagel of Vanburen Township, MI, and Daniel “Stan” Pagel of Mound; grandchildren, Brianna (Chris) Kirchner, Alex Pagel, Arianna, Nevaeh, Mia and Pierce Pagel; siblings, Jean Haines, Betty Ann Martin, Steven (Mary) Pagel, Kathleen Pagel, Darwin (Marcia) Pagel, and Thomas Pagel; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Luella Pagel; sisters, Joan Pagel, Donna Mae Duenow, and Bonnie Lou Ziegler; grandchild, Yates Vaughn Pagel; brothers-in-law, Duane Haines, Zane Martin and Kenneth Ziegler.
Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com Please click on obituaries and guest book.