Obituary of Paul Anthony Hartley
Paul Anthony Hartley, 60, born April 9, 1961 to Lowell and Virginia Hartley at Kindley Air Force Base, Bermuda, was released from the debilitating grip of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s, and welcomed into the arms of his savior Jesus Christ on September 29, 2021. Paul’s family was transferred to Duluth AFB in 1962.
Paul lived his life as he wanted, doing jobs that brought dignity and the Gospel to others (Work Coach for the disabled and Minister). His was a stalwart Christian and knew he had a place waiting in Heaven with loved ones who had gone before.
Paul embraced his heritage, travelling throughout Great Britain and living in his grandparent’s hometown of Jackson, Ohio for 2 years, where he enjoyed many special times with his relatives. Paul was especially proud of his family’s past and present military service.
Paul built his own home on Shilhon Rd near the Little Knife River. He loved children and dogs, spending time with nieces and nephews, gardening, canning vegetables and baking Apple Crisp from the trees he planted. He enjoyed Country and Bluegrass Gospel music and all of James Herriot’s veterinarian books and was proud to have met and spoke with Herriot at length on a trip to Scotland.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Kay Moore of Jackson, Ohio and Sue Pieren of Duluth, and canine companions Sam, Clyde and Jamie. He is survived and missed by sister Becky (Mike) Weaver of Mission, Texas, brothers John (Vickie), Frank, Chuck (Diane), all of Duluth, loyal friend Jeff, 8 aunts and uncles, as well as 20 nephews and nieces, dozens of cousins and grand-nieces and nephews.
A service will be held at Cremation Society of Minnesota. Due to covid, the service is limited to family and invited friends. Internment will be at Park Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Paul’s name to the Orphan’s Promise.org. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Minnesota. A special thanks to the staff and Paul’s friends at Edgewood as well as the staff at Essentia Health and Miller Dwan Palliative Care.