Bernard Pauls — Ostrander

Bernard H. Pauls, 93, of Ostrander, passed away Aug. 15, 2015.

He was born March 8, 1922, in Sibley, Iowa, to Ben and Viola (Hennings) Pauls. Bernard's father passed away when Bernard was 8, and his mother married Guy Amis.

Bernard grew up in the Spencer and Hartley, Iowa, area, attending school until 10th grade. Working on his grandma and grandpa Hennings' farm, Bernard found his love for the land and started his career as a farmer.

Bernard married Berneta Haye on Oct. 15, 1943, in Dakota City, Neb. They remained happily married for 67 years. To this union, four children were born, Roger, Dona and twins Jane and Joan. Bernard and Berneta moved from Sutherland, Iowa, to Ostrander, where they continued their farming career. Berneta passed away on June 2, 2011.

Bernard worked part-time for Hadland and Osterud for many years. He enjoyed traveling the United States, entering his International tractor in county fairs, dancing, listening to his radio, watching western movies, especially John Wayne, going to horse races and watching the Minnesota Vikings. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Left to cherish his wisdom, laughter and smile are his children, Roger (Linda) Pauls of Sun City, Ariz.; Dona (Larry) Back of Utica, Mich.; Jane (David) Quade of Red Wing; and grandsons, Michael (Lisa) Back, Jeff (Michaela) Back, Monte (Tonya) Quade, Jason (Vathona) Quade; five great-grandsons, three great-granddaughters, and a half-sister, Delia Richards.

Bernard is also survived by special friends, Stu and Deb Smith, Jerry and Margret Wierson, and Bev Lubahn, along with many other friends and relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Joan; and a grandson, James; a brother, Orville; a sister, Orpha Kriens; a half-brother, Earl Amis; and a half-sister, Jean Holms.

Per Bernard's wishes, "I lived a long and happy life, had wonderful family and friends, but it is time to be happy with other family and friends, remember me, enjoy your life, there will be no services, it is what it is."

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