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Marvin R. Paumen, 84

Marvin R. Paumen, age 84, of Buffalo, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

He was born Aug. 5, 1927, in Maple Lake, the son of Martin and Veronica Stumpf Paumen.

Marvin honorably served his country in the United States Army in Korea. He was awarded three Bronze Stars.

Marvin was joined in holy marriage with Fay Stuhr Feb. 23, 1952, at the Church of St. Timothy in Maple Lake. God blessed their marriage with eight children. Marvin passed away 60 years to the day of his wedding anniversary.

He was formerly employed by the City of Buffalo for 33 years.

Marvin was a faithful member of the Church of St. Francis in Buffalo.

In retirement, he enjoyed woodworking, old John Deere tractors, steam engines, and tinkering/fixing things.

He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Fay; children Gregory (Mary) Paumen of Elk River, Joseph (Kerry) Paumen of Colorado, Kathleen (Al) Mansano of Savage, Ursula (Steven) Peglow of Maple Lake, Donald (Wanda) Paumen of Winsted, Thomas Paumen of St. Cloud, and Renee (James) Kalinowski of Buffalo; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna Knoblauch of Buffalo; a brother, Donald (Angie) Paumen of Maple Lake; and many other relatives and friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by a son, Larry; his parents, Martin and Veronica; and brothers Jerome and Kenneth.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. at Church of St. Francis in Buffalo. Interment with military rites followed at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was Sunday, Feb. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo; and continued Monday at the funeral home from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Casket bearers were Marvin’s eight grandsons: Justin Paumen, Josh Peglow, Carl Paumen, Derek Paumen, Caleb Kalinowski, Zach Peglow, Ethan Kalinowski, and Trent Kalinowski.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.