Clem Paczkowsi, 76, Austin

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 27, 2002

Clem Paczkowski, age 76, of Austin, died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2002, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Clem Paczkowski was born March 23, 1926, in Cayuga, N.D., the son of Kasmir and Belle (Mortenson) Paczkowski. He attended school in North Dakota and worked in sales and as a farm laborer. He later moved to Wahpeton, N.D., where he worked in sales for Montgomery Wards. After moving to Mankato, Clem worked for Schwickert’s Roofing. Clem served with the United States Army during the Korean War. On June 30, 1954, he was united in marriage to Mary Meyer in North Mankato. After marriage, they continued to live and work in Mankato until moving to Albert Lea in 1959, where he worked for Hershey Roofing and later Greenman Roofing. In 1965, the couple moved to Austin where Clem owned and operated M. G. Meyer Sheetmetal and Roofing until 1988. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and being outdoors. His hobbies included fishing, remodeling projects and attending auctions. He was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church and Roofer’s Local 96.

Survivors include his loving wife of 48 years, Mary Paczkowski of Austin; six children: Roxann (Ted) Gilbertson of Austin, Monica (Randy) Lukes of Austin, Pearl (Danti) Osland of Cottage Grove, Carmen (Todd) Kjome of Lakeville, Patrick Paczkowski of Austin, and Theodore (Mona) Paczkowski of Watertown, Minn.; eight grandchildren: Kris Gilbertson, Dan Gilbertson, Greyson Orth, Michael Kjome, Matthew Osland, Garrett Lukes, Jonathan Kjome and Abbi Paczkowski; and many other relatives and friends.

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His parents and three brothers, Elmer, Carol and Theodore Paczkowski, preceded him in death.

Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Austin,

with the Rev. Paul Nelson officiating. The family will receive friends and family one hour before the service at the church on Saturday. Inurnment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 91 and VFW Post 1216. The Worlein Funeral Home, Austin, is handling arrangements for the family.