Richard Paul 85, of Saint James, died on Oct. 21, 2018

Richard Paul 85, of Saint James, died on Oct. 21, 2018, at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Center in Saint James. Service was held at the Sturm Funeral Home, St. James on Oct. 26. The clergy was Lyla Klee. Interment was held at the Calvary Cemetery in Saint James. Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in St. James. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Earl 'Richard' Paul was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Butterfield, to Leslie and Genevieve (Wolner) Paul. He graduated from St. James High School then served with the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Following his honorable discharge, Richard returned to the St. James area where he owned a Gulf gas station, worked as a mechanic for Allis-Chalmers, and owned his own repair shop. He was united in marriage to Marian McCabe on March 17, 1954, in Georgia. Richard was a lifetime mechanic, a relay driver for the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper from Mankato to Sioux Falls, and was a Hudson automobile enthusiast. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and car shows. Richard was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles Club.

He is survived by wife Marian; children: Mary (David) Stevensen of Madelia, Connie (Myron) Elg of Dickens, Iowa, Debora (Rich) Sandvold of Brookings, S.D., Richard Leslie (Doreen) Paul of St. James, Patricia (Michael) Tasse of Prior Lake, Linda (Russ) Rigdon of Mankato, and Brad (Kari) Paul of New Hope; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and sisters: Dorothy Hoeft, Gloria Smith, Dianne Meyenberg, and Margaret Wiese. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eileen Jablinski; and brothers: Jack, David, and Kenny Paul.