Paula Routh, 1948-2018

Published 1:00 am Saturday, October 27, 2018

Memorial services for Paula Jane Routh of New Richland will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland. The Rev. Paul Andree will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in LeSueur River Lutheran Cemetery.

Paula Routh

Paula died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018, at her home in New Richland. She was 70.

Paula was born May 16, 1948, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Henry and Dorothy (Hagen) Thompson. She was a graduate of New Richland High School in 1966 and attended Mankato State University.

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On July 5, 1969, she was united in marriage to David Routh at LeSueur River Lutheran Church. For a short time after marriage, she worked for Waseca Mutual Insurance Co.

Paula was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to the church circle. She also was a member of Home Extension Group in New Richland.

Paula prepared excellent meals. She had the talent and patience to make beautiful quilts. Her love for fishing and aviation meant spending time at their cabin happened often. With a family history in agriculture, she was an excellent homemaker and great on the farm. She was an outstanding mother, an amazing wife and a gracious friend to many.

Paula is survived by her husband, David, of New Richland; children Schuyler (Nancy) Routh of New Richland, Jesse (Krissy) Routh of Owatonna and Luke (Kelsey) Routh of New Richland; and grandchildren include Brock, Avery, Brynn, Cooper, Henrik and Lyla Routh. She is also survived by her sister, Kristi (Steve) Holstad; sisters-in-law Sally Routh and Mary Routh; brothers-in-law Gordy Anderson, Dennis (Joyce) Routh, Scott (Robin) Routh, Mitch (Suzy) Routh, Kelly (Lori) Routh and Kipp (Monica) Routh; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Curtis Thompson; sister-in-law, Barbara Anderson; and brother-in-law, Dean Routh.