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Paul Robert Naland

December 10, 1934 - October 21, 2022

Paul Robert Naland, age 87, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, October 21, 2022.

He was born to Harold and Mary Naland in St. Louis, Missouri on December 10, 1934. After serving in the Navy during the Korean War, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in forestry from the University of Missouri.  He was the City Forester in Sioux City, Iowa, until becoming a U.S. Customs Inspector in 1969 and working on the border in International Falls until retirement.

Paul’s life revolved around His faith in Jesus Christ and his family.  He attended Bible Studies throughout his life and greatly valued the friendships and fellowship he found there.  He was a member of First Covenant Church in Virginia, MN.  His hobbies were many over the years, including gardening, construction, science, fishing, bonsai, biking, and going out for coffee.

He will be missed and never forgotten.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Ruth; wife, Patricia; and son, Robert.

He is survived by his children: Randy Naland of Eveleth, MN, Kathy Naland of Virginia, MN, Kristina Geer of Baudette, MN, and Karen Norman of Anoka, MN; and seven grandchildren.

No services are planned.  Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.

3 thoughts on “Paul Robert Naland”

  1. Eilene Norman says:

    I am sorry for the family’s lose but Robert gained Heaven and no longer hurts. I wish I could have met him; from his love of our Lord, his hobbies, and interests I think we would have had a lot to talk about.

    Heavens gain and earths lose. May the Lord Jesus bless all his family.
    Eilene Norman
    Dan Norman’s mother

  2. Robin Auchter says:

    I’m so sorry to hear Polly Wog passed away! If it was up to me I would want him to live forever here on earth. But I do know he’s watching over us! The memories and knowledge he shared with me I already hold dear in my heart. An AWESOME team player with our many puzzles worked on and posted in the community room of the Rotary apartments will hang for many years to come! My sincere condolences to his family.

  3. Ruth Allen says:

    Paul was a very nice gentleman. He helped a lot of people in need. He was a good neighbor and he will be sadly missed.

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