A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at The Church of St. Peter, 1250 South Shore Drive, Forest Lake.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8 and from 9-10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake.
Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Forest Lake.
He is survived by, his wife of 46 years, Diane; daughter, Anne; son, Tom; siblings, Jeanette Andersen, Joseph (Marianne), Richard, Maryann (Douglas) Mattson, Kenwood (Kathleen), Sandra Lewis; five grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and special friends.
He was preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Irma Paffel; sister-in-law, Ruth Paffel.
John was dedicated to the Catholic Church, his family and the pro-life movement.
Memorials may be made to The Church of St. Peter or Minnesota Citizens Concerned For Life.