Paul Egge, 1952-2016

Published 10:36 am Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Paul R. Egge, 63, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, died Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Arborview Court Assisted Living in Wisconsin Rapids.

Memorial services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Christian Life Fellowship in Port Edwards.

Paul Egge

Paul Egge

The family will greet relatives and friends at Christian Life Fellowship from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday.

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Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids is assisting the family.

Paul was born Aug. 9, 1952, in Albert Lea, to Sanford and Borgny (Bronken) Egge. He married Ann M. Meyer on Aug. 9, 1975, in Medford, Wisconsin.

Paul attended Albert Lea High School, St. Olaf College in Northfield and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, where he earned his master’s degree in biology and later his medical degree. Paul completed an internal medicine residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin, before joining the Doctors Clinic in Wisconsin Rapids in 1983. He retired due to health reasons in 2005, and often stated that he missed most the wonderful relationships he developed with patients over that time.

Paul was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Wisconsin Rapids. He enjoyed participating in the church choir and gathering afterward with close friends. He loved playing the keyboard in any occasion that presented itself, and enjoyed giving piano lessons in his retirement. He was an avid reader and lifelong learner, and was especially proud of his efforts to plant trees, nurture living things and improve the water quality of the Wisconsin River. Paul was instrumental in promoting outdoor hockey in Wisconsin Rapids and was a very active member in the South Wood County Hockey Association.

Paul is survived by his wife, Ann; two children, Beret Ann (Conor) Casey of Washburn, Wisconsin, and John (Kristie) Egge of Wisconsin Rapids; three grandchildren, Liam Casey, Nolan Casey and Avery Egge; one brother, John (Terry) Egge, of Minneapolis; and two sisters, Jeanne Sherman, of Watertown, South Dakota, and Linda (David) Pederson, of Albert Lea.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Paul’s name will be established at a later date.