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Paul Kronebusch, age 61, of Saint Michael, MN, died on Sunday, July 9, 2023.

Paul Bradley Kronebusch was born December 19, 1961 in Valley City, ND, to James and Sharon (Kvislen) Kronebusch. He graduated from North Central High School in 1980 and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Valley City State University. Paul moved to the suburbs in the Twin Cities following his graduation, and this is where he grew his career and raised his family. Paul married his wife Carrie (Martin) Kronebusch in 1989, and raised two boys (Jarrod/Seth) together. Paul and Carrie enthusiastically welcomed their grandson (Jorah) in November 2019.

Paul started his career in sales and later Store Manager for Wickes Furniture in Coon Rapids, MN – eventually given the responsibility to single-handedly open and close multiple locations throughout his tenure. While Paul thrived in a fast-paced corporate environment, he grew up working on farms in North Dakota and loved being outdoors. Being a farmhand when he was young is where he grew his discipline and appreciation for hard work. He joined his family friend in a roof and deck business for the next decade. For his late career, he worked as an Account Executive for regional waste management companies in the Twin Cities. He loved being part of a team working to achieve goals together. His work ethic and ability to connect with others were unmatched. Any team was lucky to have him.

Paul was as charismatic as they come. His infectious character won over the hearts of anyone that had the pleasure to meet him. His goal was to brighten your day, and no one could achieve this quite like him. You only needed to meet him once to understand how incredibly kind, funny, and caring he was. He was a selfless leader, dependable and happy to take care of others. Paul had a gift of making people smile. It’s been said by many, “Everyone needs a Paul in their family!”

Paul was one of the hardest workers you could ever ask for, but he was an even better dad, husband, and grandpa. To say that he put himself before his family is an understatement. He loved his family and being together with them and supporting them is what brought him true happiness. No matter how hard his family tried, he would never accept any gifts. He always said that having his family with him is all he needs.

He leaves his loving wife, Carrie, sons Jarrod (Aria) and Seth (fiancé Ashley) and grandson Jorah. His mother Sharon Kronebusch, siblings: Susan (Gary) McClaflin, Nancy (Terry) Bryn, Robert Kronebusch, Kristi (Melvin) Schneider, Fay (Cal) Kopp, Dean Kronebusch, Diane (Jim) Nelson, Mathew Kronebusch and Mark (Stacy) Kronebusch; many nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by his father.


2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Lorrie Prescott

    We, at Randy’s Sanitation / Republic Services were shocked and saddened by hearing about the loss of Paul. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. DeAnna Brayton LaVonne Goodell

    Although I did not know Paul personally, I know Carrie. Paul must have been a really great man because Carrie talked about him all the time. Carrie, being the beautiful person she is, would have only been with a person who was really someone special. Our deepest condolences to Carrie and the whole family.
    DeAnna Brayton
    LaVonne Goodell


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