John J. Paffel

John J. Paffel, 77, of Forest Lake, died suddenly at his home on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012.

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.

  • Caroline Wozniak

    Dear Nettie,
    We are so sorry to hear of John’s death and our wishes for comfort go to you and your family. You, John and your whole family are in our prayers. God bless all of you.
    Caroline and Chuck

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