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Joan Paul


Joan Marilyn (Tangney) Paul was born on May 18, 1939 to Walter and Julia Tangney at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN.   Joan was an only child.   She was baptized on August 7, 1939, by Rev. Russell Anderson and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in South St. Paul on April 6, 1952 by Rev. A.G. Eberhart.   She later reaffirmed her faith into the Communicant Membership at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Paul.   She graduated from South St. Paul High School.   She furthered her education by attending beauty school and later business school.   She worked as a secretary at a manufacturing business.

Joan was united in marriage to Gilbert Paul on April 27th, 1979 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by the Rev. Larry Houg.   They made their home in Lester Prairie, MN.

Joan purchased a coffee and gift shop in Silver Lake and operated it for 7 ½ years.   She enjoyed clipping coupons, crossword puzzles, reading and feeding stray animals.

In December, 2016, Joan moved to Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson where she made her home until the time of her death.   She passed away at Glencoe Regional Health, Glencoe, MN, on October 16, 2020 at the age of 81 years, 4months and 30 days.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Paul, parents Walter and Julia Tangney, parents-in-law John and Alvina Paul.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 19th, 2020 from 3-4:00 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.

A Graveside Service will be held at 4:00 P.M. at The Winsted Public Cemetery.   Pastor Dave Hormann will officiate.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.   Online condolences may be made to


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