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January 24, 1924 – Saturday, December 17, 2011

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Chuch in Waverly
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Visitation Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Paul James Aulwes, age 87, of Montrose, passed away Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

He was born January 24, 1924 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Fredrick Henry and Cecilia Margaret (O’Neil) Aulwes, II. On January 7, 1950 Paul James Aulwes and Adeline Marie Miland were joined in holy marriage at Grand Meadow Catholic Church. God blessed their marriage with six children.

Paul was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly where he enjoyed volunteering as a cook for numerous church functions. He was a World War II veteran who served in the US Navy as a Ship’s Cook Third Class. He was a life member of the VFW and a member of the Waverly Knights of Columbus. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and traveling with his son, Steve. He also enjoyed golfing and playing cards.

He is survived by his children: Paula Ann (Rod) Ruesch, Dennis James (Stacey) Aulwes, Cecilia Marie (Vern) Torgeson, Steven William Aulwes, Tim Paul (Debbie) Aulwes and Thomas Jay (Wanda) Aulwes; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary Busse and Agnes Thomas; brothers: Phil Aulwes and John Aulwes; brother and sister-in-law: Dolly and Donna Miland; sister-in-laws: Dorothy Aulwes, Gwennie Hovden and Margaret Miland. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife: Adeline Marie (Miland) Aulwes on February 25, 2006; his parents: Fredrick Henry and Cecilia Margaret (O’Neil) Aulwes, II; mother and father-in-law: Marie and Gunvick Miland; brothers: Fredrick (Eunice) Aulwes III, and Herb Aulwes; sister: Betty (Ed) Radford; brothers-in-law: Lee Busse, Glen Thomas, Emmett Hovden, Bill Farnsworth and Larry Miland; sisters-in-law: Millie Aulwes and Vernese Farnsworth.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10:30am Thursday, December 22, 2011 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly with Fr. Kenneth O’Hotto officiating. Visitation will be held 4-8pm Wednesday at the church with a Prayer Service at 7:30pm. Additional visitation will be held Thursday morning one hour prior to Mass.

Burial will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

15 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jodi and Tom Fautsch

    We just want to express our deepest sympathy to your family. Papa was a great man and will be remembered by all with his big smile all the time.
    We will keep you all in our prayers through this holiday season. We know he will be spending Christmas with your mom and Jesus.
    Deepest Sympathy,
    Jodi(Ditty)Fautsch and Tom

  2. Gregg Hodgdon

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Marilyn Carlson

    Ceil and Family,
    May I express my sincere condolences in the passing of your father. May your memories pull you through this time of sorrow.

  4. Shelly Carpenter

    I’m so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories.

  5. Barbra Irrgang

    Ceil and family,
    Sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. Remember to keep the memories at hand and think of all of the wonderful times you all shared. Love and Prayers, Barbra Irrgang

  6. Kathy Carson

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. May the memories help ease the pain through this difficult time. You’re in my prayers.

  7. Lori Snidarich

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let the good memories carry you through the holidays.

  8. John Miller

    Ceil, I’m very sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Please know that I will be thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers. John

  9. Kim Larish

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Hopefully you can find comfort in the wonderful memories you have shared over the years. Having met him at your mom’s funeral, I know you were a big part of his life and I am sure he appreciated all you have done for him these past few years.

  10. Melissa Anderson

    Ceil and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.


  11. Theresa Hoogeveen

    Dear Ceil,
    I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family in your loss of your father. And hope, too, that comfort and peace may come to you.

  12. Kristy Duncanson

    Ceil and Family,
    I’m very sorry for your loss. I hope you will treasure happy memories and pray that you will be given peace during this time.
    Kristy Duncanson

  13. LeAnn White

    Ceil and Family,
    My deepest condolences to you and your family. May God’s unfailing love be your comfort, according to His promise to you, His servants.

  14. John J. Aulwes

    My love and prayers are with you.
    Uncle John

  15. Carrie Cullen

    Dear Tim and Aulwes family,
    PaPa will be in my thoughts and have a place in my heart forever. I will remember going to Jerid’s basketball games and sitting on the first bench with him. To my second family God blessed me with, I am deeply sorry for your loss. PaPa is one of the finest men I have had the honor of knowing. Love, Carrie


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