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Shari Paul, 52

Shari R. Paul, age 52, of Cokato, died Thursday, May 7, 2009, at Hutchinson Community Hospital.

The funeral service will take place Thursday, May 14 at 11 a.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato with Rev. Steven Thorson officiating. Organist will be Karen Anderson. Interment will be at Bohemian Cemetery in Silver Lake.

Visitation is Wednesday, May 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Evangelical Lutheran Church of Cokato.

Casket bearers will be Brian Feist, Andrew Paul, Gale Schlueter, Joseph Rauch, Kevin Mathews, and Anthony Amundson.

Arrangements are by the Swanson Peterson Funeral Home in Cokato.

Shari was born Nov. 12, 1956, in Hutchinson Township, McLeod County, the daughter of Clarence and Stella Rauch. She was baptized and confirmed at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson.

A 1975 graduate of Hutchinson High School, Shari attended Hutchinson Vo-Tech, graduating from the secretarial program, and also attended additional classes at Hennepin Vo-Tech.

She was united in marriage to Randall Paul Aug. 4, 1984, at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. Shari and Randy resided in Cokato and were blessed with 24 and one-half years of marriage, and a daughter, Staci Lee.

Shari held employment at Krasen’s Plumbing and Heating, S & L Department Store, Donaldson Engineering, J. C. Penney, and for 32 years at Honeywell.

She taught Sunday school at Cokato Evangelical Lutheran Church, and was a member of a Christian Education group.

Shari enjoyed ceramics, stamping, scrapbooking, gardening, needlework, crocheting, camping, card playing, and having a good time.

She was always the first one in line to volunteer and help anyone in need.

Shari was preceded in death by her father, Clarence Rauch; brother Mark Rauch; father-in-law Francis Paul; brother-in-law David Paul, nephew Joseph Paul; and her grandparents.

She is survived by her husband, Randy Paul of Cokato; daughter Staci Paul of Cokato; mother Stella Rauch of Hutchinson; brothers Gerald Rauch of Hutchinson, Jerome Rauch (Sandie) of New Brighton, Eugene (Bobbi) Rauch of Cosmos, and Edwin Rauch of Hutchinson; sisters Priscilla Rauch of Maple Grove, Rosemary Dieball (Karl) of Green Isle, Lois Jessen of Burnsville, Sheila (Gary) Elkins of Franklin, WI, Patsy (Jeff) Amundson, and Dawn Rauch, all of Hutchinson.

Shari is further survived by her mother-in-law, Eileen Paul of Hucthinson; sisters-in-law Debbie Rauch, Beverly (Lester) Ziegler, Bonnie (Warren) Kaufmann, and Debra Paul (husband Tim Halvorson), all of Hutchinson; brother-in-law Kevin (Mary) Paul of Grove City; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews; and other relatives and friends.