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Paul Gerard Mathieu, Jr.

02/19/1942 - 04/30/2020

Paul Mathieu, 78, of Ely Lake-Eveleth, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020 at Diamond Willow Assisted Living in Mountain Iron after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. No services are planned at this time due to the pandemic. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Parkinson’s Foundation in Paul’s memory. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Paul Gerard Mathieu was born February 19, 1942 in Lebanon, CT. He graduated from Lyman High School in Lebanon and attended college at Bradly University in Peoria, IL, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Geology. In February of 1966, he moved to Minnesota to start his career with US Steel and met his wife, Laura Lien. After 33 years of service, Paul retired from USS in 1999, at which time he was an Area Manager of Electrical Instrumentation and Utilities.

Paul loved his family and the outdoors. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, rock hunting, gardening and metal detecting.

Left to remember is his love are his wife, Laura of 51+ years; children and grandchildren, Michelle (Robert) Williamson, Tayler and Kalley, of Forest Lake and Mark (Christine) Mathieu of Eveleth; sisters, Rose Chalifoux, Stella Chabot, and Paula McNeill, all of Connecticut; brother, Robert Mathieu of Montana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

7 thoughts on “Paul Gerard Mathieu, Jr.”

  1. Kelly McNeill says:

    Uncle Paul, I will never forget your summer trips to Gram’s in CT. Pie fights, garden hose battles, dune buggy rides, and laughter. May you rest in peace, pain free and fishing in the bountiful lake of the Lord.
    With love, Kelly

  2. Jim Weinert says:

    So sorry to hear about Paul. He was a great colleague and friend. Laura, we’ll always remember our get togethers to play cards. I remember one time shortly after you bought your Ely lake home. We were inside playing cards when a loud thunder crack sounded. When we came to go, lightening had shattered a tree, just missing our car. Great times ! Our prayers are with you.
    Jim and Val Weinert

  3. Cheryl DeYoannes Smith says:

    So sorry for your loss. I’m sure you have many good memories after all those years of marriage.
    Cheryl DeYoannes Smith

  4. donna spolar kimpling says:

    So very sorry Laura and your family. Sending our love and sympathy to you. Gus and Donna Spolar Kimpling

  5. Shawn R Youso says:

    Paul helped me a great deal when I started work. He supported me during a time when I needed a friend. He was very kind to me and his smile and laughter helped make the days fun. Rest in peace my friend.

  6. Brenda K Kochevar says:

    Laura, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have fun and fond memories of coming out to Ely Lake with Patti and being treated so well by you and Paul. Please take care Laura, I hope to see you soon. Love and hugs to you and all!

  7. Beckie Stanich says:

    Sorry to hear the loss of your husband! Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family!🙏🙏🙏🙏

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