Paul Edward Lind, age 82, of Hutchinson, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at his home.
He was born Nov. 3, 1937, in Cokato, the son of Ernest and Edna (Good) Lind. Paul was baptized as an infant Dec. 4, 1937, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth in 1950, both at Stockholm Lutheran Church in Cokato.
He received his education in Dassel, and was a graduate of the Dassel High School class of 1955.
Paul entered active military service in the United States Air Force Dec. 5, 1955, in Minneapolis. He received an Honorable Discharge Dec. 4, 1959, at Pease Airforce Base in Newington, NH, and achieved the rank of airman second class. Paul also served as a military policeman with the canine unit.
Paul was united in marriage to Carolyn Seavey June 24, 1961, at the Little Harbor Chapel in Portsmouth, NH. This marriage was blessed with two sons, Darin and Adam.
Paul and Carolyn resided on Vista Road in Acoma Township, McLeod County, for 55 years, until moving into Hutchinson in June of 2019. They shared 58 years of marriage together.
Paul was employed as a coating operator at 3M in Hutchinson for 37 years, until he retired Oct. 1, 1996. During this time, he also farmed his own land for several years.
After retirement, Paul continued to work at the Hutchinson Co-op hauling fertilizer for many seasons.
Paul was an active member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, where he served as an elder, usher, and was on the finance committee. He was also a member of the Hutchinson American Legion Post 96.
Paul kept his lawn perfect, and loved mowing. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and cutting and splitting trees for firewood in his good years. He also enjoyed his Wednesday coffee with friends, playing games on the computer, and watching western movies.
Paul cherished the time spent with his family, grandchildren, and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Carolyn Lind of Hutchinson; sons, Darin Lind and his wife, Elizabeth, of Wexford, PA, and Adam Lind and his wife, Courtney, of Ramsey, MN; grandchildren Cameron Lind, Serena Lind, and Carter Lind; a sister, Ruth Christenson of Dassel; a brother, John Lind and his wife, Darlene, of Cokato; and many other relatives and friends.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Edna Lind; baby boy Lind; and brother-in-law Dale Christenson.
A private family service took place Tuesday, April 7 at the Dobratz-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Hutchinson, with interment in the Peace Lutheran Church Cemetery in Hutchinson. Military honors were provided by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad. The Rev. Gerhard Bode officiated. Congregational hymns were “Children of the Heavenly Father,” and “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.”
Adam Lind and Darin Lind were honorary urn bearers.
Arrangements were with the Dobratz-Hantge Chapels in Hutchinson. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.