Jess Alan Paluck

Mass Of Christian Burial for Jess Paluck, 32, of Glencoe was held Friday, Nov. 13, from the Church Of St. Pius X in Glencoe, with the Rev. Eugene Lozinski officiating.

Mr. Paluck died on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998, due to complications with lupus.

The music selections were "Here I Am Lord," "Be Not Afraid," "The Bread Of Life," "How Great Thou Art," "Come To His Aid," and "The Strife Is O'er." The organist was Emily Wilkens. Patty Bulau and Paige Kosek provided accompaniment. The lector was Pat Johnson.

Pallbearers were Dan Bergner, Greg Stepan, Jim Flesch, Kelly McGivern, Dan Henriksen and Joe Krebsbach. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Glencoe Police Department. Other honorary groups included the McLeod County Sheriff's Department, the City of Glencoe employees, and representatives from law enforcement agencies across Minnesota. Interment was in the Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Vesta, Minn.

Mr. Paluck was born to Lawrence and Eleanor (Thomas) Paluck on Dec. 5, 1965 in Redwood Falls. He received the sacraments of Baptism on Dec. 12, 1965, First Communion on April 11, 1974 and Confirmation on March 30, 1982 at the Church Of The Holy Name in Vesta.

He attended the Vesta Elementary School and graduated in 1984 from the Wabasso High School. He received an associate of arts degree in law enforcement from the Alexandria Technical College in 1986.

Mr. Paluck worked with various law enforcement agencies until joining the Glencoe Police Department in 1987 as a patrol officer.

On Oct. 2, 1993, Mr. Paluck was united in marriage with Judy Kuphal at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. The couple made their home in Glencoe.

He was a member of the Minnesota Peace and Police Officer Association and the Glencoe Ambulance Service. He was a past member of the Church of the Holy Name in Vesta and currently a member of the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe.

He enjoyed snowmobiling, riding his motorcycle and had a love for farming.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Paluck of Glencoe; parents, Lawrence and Eleanor Paluck of Vesta; grandmother, Anna Paluck of Vesta; sisters, Val Welu of South Dakota, Jill Miller and husband, Glen, of Iowa, Mona Dohman and husband, Ward, of Maple Grove; brothers, Eric Paluck and wife, Mae, of Maple Grove, Nick Paluck of St. Paul; parents-in-law, Ray and Darlyne Kuphal of Gaylord; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wayne Kuphal of Rhode Island, Gail and Kevin Guggisberg of New Ulm, Mark and Arlene Kuphal of Gaylord, Glenn Kuphal of Mankato; as well as many aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, other relatives and his law enforcement family.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Frank Paluck; and maternal grandparents, Nick and Sophia Thomas.

The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled arrangements.

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