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Evangelical Covenant Church
Wed. 4/9/08

Visitation Information

Paul Johnson-Reuben

Survived by daughters Casey and Bree Reuben and Granddaughter Ka™Leah Reuben-Lewis of Andover, wife Keri Johnson-Reuben of Buffalo, step-son Terell Johnson of Buffalo, parents Johnnie Reuben of Mpls, Ben and Linda Reuben of Breezy Point, Grandmother Mable Meek of Mpls, Aunt Trellis Powell of Mpls, Siblings Patrick Reuben, of New Richmond, WI, Suzanne Reuben of Mpls, Sarah Reuben Meillier of St.Paul, Quinten Reuben of Mpls.

Paul spent his life serving others as a Marine and National Guard, a St. Louis Park Police Officer and as a security contractor in Iraq. He was a loving husband and dedicated father. Beloved son, father, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. He will be remembered for his smile, which was as big as his heart.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 9th from 4-8 P.M. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN. Further visitation will be held at the Church on Thursday morning one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 10th at 11:00 A.M. at The Evangelical Covenant Church, 1601 Highway 25 N., in Buffalo, MN. Immediately following the funeral service, Paul will be laid to rest with full honors at Fort Snelling.

30 Guestbook Entries

  1. Gary A.Malkes

    Dear Keri,
    On my recent return to the Twin Cities, I learned about your incredible loss. My heartfelt condolences to you, your immediate family, and loved ones.My best wishes, support,and encouragement as you face this challenge with the strength that you have demonstrated in the past.

  2. Pastor Dawn & Tony Whipple

    Kari, Terrell & Judy — Tony and I are praying for you during this time of loss. We are thankful that we know Paul is in heaven today. A new day begins – my prayer is that you will rejoice in knowing Paul and move forward in your life always remembering his goodness.

  3. Carey Long

    To all the families and friends who were blest to have known Paul. I pray for strength thru these days ahead. Take care of each other! Know that he is with Our Lord and we will see him again someday. God Bless You All!

  4. David Hill

    Our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Paul and fond memories of a Christmas in 2005. A fine man.
    David and Lorraine Hill – England.

  5. Deborah Mayasich

    To Kathy, Casey, Bree, and Ka’Leah,
    My heart goes out to you for your unfathomable loss. At least now you know that Paul is safe and well and happy in heaven. My prayers go out to all of you.

  6. Jill Strong

    God bless all of you that lost your loved Paul, I was lucky enough to work with Paul and Patrick at NALAC Insurance and know what great men they are. My heartfelt thoughts are with you all at this time.

  7. ken gapinski

    my prayers go out to paul he was a nice friend when i worked with him at gesco he will be remembered

  8. Michael Heron

    Our sincere condolences to the loved ones of Paul. It was a priviledge to have known and worked along side him. He was truly a gentle giant. He will never be forgotten. God bless you Paul.
    Michael and Louise Heron, Walsall England

  9. Andy Hinson

    The Gentle Giant.
    My heart felt condolences go out to Paul’s loved ones. I worked with him for quite a while. He was an great man,a good friend and i shall not forget him. He will be missed.
    God bless

  10. John Sheppard

    Our sincere condolences to all the family of Paul he was a good man
    John and Angie Sheppard Swindon England

  11. Sandy Lyle

    I was Pauls commander for over a year while he worked for a British security company before he moved to Crescent, Paul was without doubt one of the best men i have ever known, i always ensured he was on my team for months on end, I would just like Pauls Family to know that there are many men on this side of the Atlantic that have Paul and his family in our thoughts at this time.

    Paul it was a privelage to have you beside me.

  12. katie lohse

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. The Buffalo High School Lunch Ladies

  13. steve milsom

    my thoughts are with paul and his family, he was a great guy and will be sadly missed it was an honor to have worked with him

  14. Karl Grindal

    My thought’s are with Pauls family. I feel very privelidged to have worked and been friends with Paul. The world is a poorer place for loosing him.
    Karl Grindal of South Wales UK

  15. Colin Colquhoun

    I knew Paul for 2 years and worked closely with him when i first deployed to Iraq. Ever since that day he has not been far from my thoughts. He was a gentle giant always willing to help others when he could. R.I.P mate you will never be forgotten
    Colin Colquhoun

  16. Mark Allen

    It was a pleassure to have known such a good man, you will always be in my thoughts.
    Rest in peace my good friend.

  17. Mark Persons

    As a Golden Valley Police officer, I occasionally worked with Paul or met him at SA for a coffee break. I enjoyed his fun personality and laid-back disposition.
    I am very sorry for your loss. He was a good man.

  18. Colin Robinson

    R.I.P mate

    Gone but never forgotten.


  19. Micky Crossan

    My condolences to the family and friends of Paul. I had the pleasure to work along side him and have many fond memories.

  20. Aled Owen

    Paul (lips) to you my friend you will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with you and your family as they have been since you were taken. Rest in peace old friend. Aled

  21. Alex Olsen (olie)

    He was a good man I will not forget

  22. kevin milsom

    you are a top bloke paul, condolences to the family, Rest In Peace mate

  23. Russell Smith

    My deepest condolences to Keri and all of Pauls family and friends. A great man and a greater loss.
    God bless.

  24. Graham Speed (Speedy)

    ‘The Big Fella’ You shall deeply be missed by all that worked, knew and loved you. Your personality was even bigger than the man in person! May your family be strong when your gone! REST IN PEACE big fella! SPEEDY ( I worked with paul at SFI in Iraq)

  25. Linell Haux

    I am so sorry for your loss! I hope in the weeks and months to come you will find peace in knowing Mr. Johnson-Reuben is a Hero!

  26. Andy Mendoza

    Paul was my friend. Please receive my condolences in this difficult times. Sorry, I was not there to help him and bring him back.


  27. Daz Jones

    What a tragic loss of life, I worked with Paul is SFI, he was funny, outgoing and good at what he did, he kept me entertained all the time, I worked in SFI with him,
    hope all his family are ok, My heart goes out to you all,
    good bye mate


  28. Pau Muir

    R.I.P Big chap

    Always remembered, never forgoten.

    Paul,Claire and the wee man

  29. Enzo Parodi

    My condolences to the family, I know the great men that he was, i worked with him for a couple months, he was a good friend, a good person, i´m feeling so sad from his loss, I´m a chilean citizen, i´m so far but i feel a deep pain. God be with you

  30. mike smith

    paul was a good friend and work mate, he had a way of putting a smile on you if you add have had a bad day, and make you feel alive, he will be missed, by me and all lads that knew
    him, we are so sorry for your lose,
    may God look after him now.


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