Myron H. Pauly, of Jordan, entered eternal life on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at the age of 81.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 3:00 – 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (104 First Street West) in Jordan. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023, at 11:00 AM with a gathering from 9:30-10:45 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 313 East Second Street, Jordan. Guests may join via live stream at sjbjordan.org. Father Neil Bakker will preside. Myron will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, with military honors provided by the Jordan Vets Honor Guard. A reception will follow at Ridges at Sand Creek, 21775 Ridges Drive, Jordan. Memorials are preferred and will be distributed in Myron’s memory by his family.
Myron Henry Pauly was born October 10, 1941, on his family farm in St. Joe’s, in rural Jordan. He was the seventh of nine children born to Lorenz & Margaret (Wick) Pauly. Myron’s mother died when he was very young. Throughout his childhood, Myron learned to cook, clean and the importance of hard work on the farm. The whole family pitched in to help support each other. Myron often said, “We had everything but money.” He certainly grew up in a home full of love. Myron and his siblings were always so close.
Myron attended St. Joe’s Grade School and graduated from Jordan High School in 1959. Following school, Myron enlisted in the Army and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge. Following his military service, Myron came home to run the family farm.
It was during this time that Myron met the love of his life, Deborah Marie Hron. Deb was immediately impressed with Myron’s dancing skills when they met at a Jolly Brothers Dance. Their love blossomed, and they exchanged wedding vows on August 9, 1969, at St Bernard Catholic Church, in Cologne, MN.
Deb and Myron settled in Jordan and were blessed with four wonderful children, Kristin, Kara, Jacob and Joshua. Myron was an amazing father. He never missed a school event and always put his family first. Myron loved to travel and passed this onto his children. He took them on many camping trips and planned adventurous family vacations. One of the most memorable was when the entire family spent six weeks driving to Alaska.
Myron worked very hard to provide a good life for his family. After many years of farming, he found his love of carpentry and worked construction for 14 years. Next, Myron spent 23 years at Pillsbury before starting his own business Myron’s Miracles where he worked with local non-profits.
When Myron wasn’t working, he volunteered his time in his beloved community. He was involved in the Jordan Lions, Commercial Club, Knights of Columbus, Catholic United, the American Legion and the Jordan Vets Honor Guard where he served as the leader for the past decade. He also helped at the Schule Haus and did Disaster Relief work in the 5-state area. Myron had a servant’s heart and was always quick to share his time and talents with those in need.
In his free time, Myron loved gardening, feeding the birds and being outdoors. Myron enjoyed cooking and was known for his raspberries, pickles, soups, and pancakes. Myron was a skilled woodworker; he made a cradle, rocking horse and swing for each of his kids to have in their homes. Myron was also a big card player. He enjoyed cribbage, euchre, and sheepshead. He and Deb were members of the same Card Club for over 50 years. In recent years, Myron took up golf; he especially enjoyed his weekly tee times with his brothers. Although Myron had many hobbies and interests, the most important things in his life were his faith, family, and friends. Myron absolutely loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandkids. He was a wonderful grandpa and had a special relationship with each of his grandkids.
Myron was a hard-working, reliable, dedicated, and honest man. He was always kind, loving and generous. Myron truly was an honorable man. He now lives on in the hearts of everyone who loved him.
Myron is survived by his loving wife of 53 ½ years, Deborah; children, Kristin (Allen) Thomas, Kara (Tony King) Breeggemann, Jacob (Andrea) Pauly, Joshua (Tricia) Pauly; grandchildren, Makayla Thomas, Dylan Thomas, Connor McArdle, Tristan Breeggemann, Keegan Breeggemann, Cullen Breeggemann, Kamryn King, Ayden King, August Pauly, Ole Pauly, Anders Pauly; sister, Arlene (Rueben) Geislinger; brother, Julian (Karen) Pauly; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Pauly; many relatives and friends.
Myron is preceded in death by parents, Lorenz and Margaret; brothers, Roland, Alan and Alcuin; sisters, Geraldine, Sally and Marietta.
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Karen and gary Zehnder
So sorry for your loss.
My sympathies to the family.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Myron.
Sympathy and blessings to the family. Thinking of you.
I am so sorry for your loss, I’ll be keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
deb, I also sorry for your loss. I enjoyed every minute of my nine years I spent at Schule Haus and with you
and Myron. He was always a great inspiration. Take care Deb and God Bless you and family
Father Jim Devorak
Sympathy and prayers to Deb, Kristin, Jacob, Joshua, and your families.
My prayers are with Deb and Myron’s entire family. Myron worked alongside me as he spearheaded the volunteer efforts with Catholic United Disaster Response. He was always the first to arrive and the last to leave. His work ethic served as a role model to all of the volunteers who he worked alongside. I learned more about being a servant leader from Myron than I did from anyone else in my life. I thank Myron for making me better at helping others in their times of need. He will be missed.
Our sincere condolences to the entire family. We were lucky to know Myron through his son, Josh. As the eloquent words above state, Myron was clearly very family oriented and his legacy will live through those values. Peace and love to Deb, Josh, Kristin, Kara, Jacob and their families.
With love, Rachael and Nate
While I only had the opportunity meet Myron a couple of times, the wonderful review of his life shows what an amazing man he was.
Jane C Thon
Debbie and Family. My thoughts and Prayers are with you as you go thru this time. Memories will last a life time and will guide you along the way. That nudge on your shoulder or your head is Dad talking to you. Peace
Sorry for your loss. He was a great man and will be greatly missed. Condolences to Deb and families.
Thinking of you and your family during this time. May you cherish your favorite memories forever and hold them near to your heart.
Debbie and Family: We are so sorry for your loss. Sadly, these days eventually come to all of us but frequently too soon. It has been a few years since we saw Myron, so we were unaware he was in failing health. It is obvious that you all hit the jackpot, with Myron as a husband and father. Cherish those memories.
Todd & Linda Zehnder
Mary Beth Buchanan
Prayers for your whole family and thankful I was anlto meet Myron and witness his gentle spirit and love for Deborah!
We spent many happy hours with Myron nd Deb at Catholic United events. We will miss him.
Deb I am very sorry for the loss of Myron. You and your family are in my thoughts. Myron was such a special man.
Dear Deb ,
Thinking of you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can help with.
Joann and Andre’ Cilliers
May he rest in peace God bless!
God’s Blessings to the Pauly family. Myron always took time to genuinely ask how you were doing while also making sure to share a story. May he rest in eternal peace.
Doug Tietz and Connie Priesz
We are sending our sympathy and care.
Debbie and family, you have my deepest sympathies in the loss of your dear Myron. May he live always in your heart and memories. Know that I keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincere condolences for the loss of Myron. Wishing you all peace, love, and comfort in this difficult time.
Claire and Tony Robling
Deb and family, please accept our sincere condolences. Myron was a dedicated, hardworking, and generous man whose Christ-like example was apparent to all who knew him. He will be greatly missed in our community. May the Lord’s peace and love surround you at this difficult time.
Deb & family, our hearts are with you. Myron was the kind of man who was a mentor for others just by being himself and a warm, welcoming presence to newcomers and neighbors alike in Jordan and at St. John’s. He will be missed!
Judi and Larry Moonen
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Dear Deb and Pauly Family,
On behalf of the Watertown-Mayer School District, I want to send my deepest condolences and prayers during this difficult time with the loss of Myron. Please know we are thinking of your family and are here to support you. May the warm memories of Myron help guide you through the days ahead.
Very sorry to hear this. Never spent a minute with Myron and Deb that I didn’t enjoy. He was a very giving and careing individual, will be missed by all.
Amy Dewane (St. Francis Board)
Deb & Family,
Please accept my sincerest condolences. Many are thinking of you during this difficult time and I know his spirit shine on in your hearts.
The Pauley family were very sorry for your loss. Debbie we didn’t get to know Myron as well as we
would have liked. But we knew you guys made a good team . you to always seemed so happy. May God bless you all.