Paul George Slowinski, 89

Published 9:42 am Saturday, September 7, 2019

Paul George Slowinski, 89, of Owatonna, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on Sept. 5, 2019.

Paul was born March 18, 1930, in Fairfield Township, Iowa. He spent many years farming in the Mower County area. He mainly farmed crops but also raised some cattle and hogs. He custom-farmed for many neighbors and other people in the surrounding area. Paul and his wife, Barb, were owners of the Viking House in Hayfield, Minnesota, for many years. Paul took great pride in keeping the gravel roads of Westfield Township perfectly groomed which was appreciated by everyone. After retiring from farming, Paul and Barb moved to Owatonna where they began

Paul George Slowinski, 89

working for Life Style, Inc. as on-site property managers up until last year. Paul also owned and operated a successful lawn service and snow-removal business. Paul was an extremely hard worker, but when it came to family and friends, he loved to crack jokes and make people laugh. He loved giving people a hard time. A master of modification, Paul was a wizard at any repair, stretching a dollar, striking a deal, and in general making things work with whatever resources he had. Attention to detail and customer service were hallmarks to Paul. He was a gentle, loving and generous man. His caring nature was obvious when a stray kitten appeared in his shed a few years ago. Goldie quickly became his “little buddy” and followed him everywhere.

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Paul was preceded in death by his parents, John and Stella (Szymarek); seven brothers; and one sister.

Paul is survived by his wife, Barbara Rose Slowinski (Veerkamp); children, Theresa Brown (Del Peterson), Owatonna, Jeff (Deidre) Slowinski, Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, and Michael (Lisa) Slowinski Woodbury, Minnesota; grandchildren, Chris (Melissa) Brown, Omaha, Nebraska, Michaela (Dale) Tews, Albert Lea, Minnesota, Andrew “AJ” (Leigh) Slowinski, Waltham, Minnesota, Cody (Ashley) Slowinski, Blooming Prairie, Zach (Morgan Johnson) Slowinski,  Blooming Prairie, Logan Slowinski, Connor Slowinski, and Mary Slowinski Woodbury; great-grandchildren, Madysan, Rowdy, Morgan, Rayne, Milo, and Mack; brother, Anthony (Pat), Austin; sister-in-law, Audrey, Blooming Prairie; and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Friends may greet the family from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at the Brick Meger Funeral Home and one hour prior to the funeral Mass at church. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Owatonna. A parish rosary will be recited at 4:45 p.m. before the visitation on Monday at the funeral home.

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