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April 27, 1933 – Friday, February 14, 2014

Service Information
St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
at the funeral home
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Lila M. Paumen, age 80, of Buffalo passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Park Terrace Assisted Living in Buffalo.

She was born on April 27, 1933 in South Haven, Minnesota the daughter of James & Agnes Hoffman Haverty.

Lila graduated in 1950 from Maple Lake High School.

On June 2nd, 1951, Lila M. Haverty and Kenneth J. Paumen were united in marriage at St. Timothy Catholic Church in Maple Lake. God blessed their marriage with five children.

Lila was formerly employed at The Buffalo Hospital for many years and later at Park View Care Center as a ward secretary.

Lila was an artist and enjoyed painting, was an avid walker and enjoyed flowers and gardening.

She was a faithful member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo.

She is survived by her loving children: Debra (Bruce) Otten, Rebecca (Bruce) Ruhe and Lee (Kimi) Paumen all of Buffalo; a son in law: James Smail of Yorktown, VA; grandchildren: Andrea (Joe) Kennedy and Emily Smail, Ryan (Carrie) Otten and Rachel Otten, Charles Otten and Tara (Pete) Sarvie, Cord (Erin) Paumen and Jacquelyn Paumen; six great grandchildren; sisters: Phyllis Farniok of of Macomb, Illinois, Mary (Clifford) Stumpf of Owatonna, Minnesota and Sandra (Stephen) Anderson of Buffalo; other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband: Kenneth J. Paumen, a daughter: Diane Smail, a son: Dean Paumen, her parents: James & Agnes Haverty and by a sister: Dorothy Hudek.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Lila Paumen will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Buffalo. Father David Hennen will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 25th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

Casket Bearers will be Lila’s grandchildren:
Andrea Kennedy, Emily Smail, Ryan Otten, Rachel Otten, Charles Otten, Tara Sarvie, Cord Paumen and Jacquelyn Paumen.

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Mary Stumpf

    Dear sister Lila, I will miss you. Its comforting to know that you will be with you family in heaven. Lee, Becky and Debbie – you have been amazing support throughout Lila’s illness. Love, Aunt Mary

  2. Christopher & Sherri Stumpf
  3. Bruce and Terry Forystek

    We are so sorry for your loss. Aunt Lila was always a terrific person. I have many found memories of her. I remember her chuckling because I called her “Ant Lila” when I was younger. May all your memories with her help you through this difficult time. Love, Terry and Bruce

  4. Gail (Farniok) Roe

    I have many fond memories of the Paumen’s when we traveled to Minnesota. Aunt Lila was always so kind, had a big smile, and humorous stories.
    Diane and I were good friends.

  5. Al and Diane Gapinski

    Debbie, Becky, Lee and families,
    Our sympathy to you for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Bruce Varner

    To the Pauman family; I remember your family living in the hood years ago. Lila was a very nice lady and I’m sure she’s in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.

  7. Diane Tiegs

    I am so sad to hear of Lila’s passing. We spent many hours painting together in her “basement studio”. She was truly an elegant and thoughtful lady. I will hold your family up in prayer.

  8. Dave Ingvalson

    Deb, Becky and Lee and families; So sorry to hear about your Mom. Lots of memories flooded back when I saw her obituary. Back on 2nd and 3rd Ave. N.W. in the ’60s and her gentle smile and great laugh. Condolences to all your families. I will miss her.

  9. A Neighbor

    I’m sorry for the loss of Lila M. Paumen. May she rest heartily in peace, “and I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.” John 14:16; John 5:28,29; Psalms 37:29


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