Paul Sohm, 81, of Rochester, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in his home surrounded by loved ones.
Paul was born Dec. 29, 1937, in Aurelia, Iowa, to Joseph and Eleanor (Schrunk) Sohm. After graduating high school, he graduated from Morningside College in Iowa. He married Marilyn Tentinger of Remsen, Iowa, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa, on Oct. 28, 1961.
Paul worked in Rochester selling life insurance and investments. He was a lector and Eucharistic Minister at St. Francis Catholic Church. Upon retirement, he spent time volunteering at SCORE and Elder Network.
Paul loved horses, playing cards with friends and especially with his grandchildren, going to car shows, tractor pulls and family get-togethers.
Survivors include his wife Marilyn; four children, Debbie (Bill) Spitzer of St. Charles, Cheryl (Kurt) Jacobson of Spencer, Iowa, Stephen (Dana) of Plymouth, Minn., and Phillip (Emily) of Kasson; 11 grandchildren, Laura, Nick (Nicole), Cole, Natalie, Anna, Olivia, Kathryn, Abigail, Sophia, Oliver and Heidi; one great-grandchild ,Keegan; and one brother, Vernon (Betty) of Dubuque, Iowa.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Diane.
The memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at St. Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester.
Memorials preferred to be made to St.Jude Children's Hospital or Sy. Pius X Catholic Church, Rochester.
A special thank you to the LVAD cardiologists and staff for all of the support for the past five years. Paul's family would also like to thank Mayo Hospice for the special care and attention they gave to Paul and his family for the last 11 months.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.