Paul  Wentzel

Obituary of Paul John Wentzel

Paul Wentzel, age 79, of Savage, MN, passed away July 27, 2022, in his home from cancer.

Paul was born on January 1, 1943, in Fergus Falls.  He was married to his wife, Sharon, for nearly 59 years.  He enjoyed traveling, first with his wife and daughter and later with his wife, Sharon and friends.  They embarked on many cruises all over the world.  Alaska was a favorite.  He also had a love of the tropics and enjoyed the ocean and sea air. Paul was also a ham radio operator for more than 40 years.  He communicated with people all over the world. He was smart, an avid reader and had a brain filled with trivia. Ask him anything! His sharp wit and sense of humor kept Sharon laughing, which is something she loved about him.  

He is survived by his wife, Sharon; Daughter Christine (Patrick) Mitchell; Grandchildren Grace, Jack and Ben Mitchell; Sisters-in-law Patricia Gillquist, Debbie Kostelecky, Karen (Eugene) Dowhaniuk,  Brother-in-Law Roger Dorval and many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was preceded in death by Parents Paul Frees & Mildred and Vernon Wentzel.

There will be a Gathering of Family and Friends at the home of Paul and Sharon Wentzel, 7705 149th Circle, Savage, MN, 55378, on Saturday, August 6, 2022, from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  Memories shared followed by dinner.  

A private service for family will be held at a later time.


A Memorial Tree was planted for Paul
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society of Minnesota