Obit: Firnstahl, Paul #2 (1928 - 2006)


Firnstahl, Paul (25 Dec. 1928 - 13 Sep. 2006)

----Sources: Tribune & Phonograph, Vol. 45, No. 38, Page 9, Wednesday, Sep 20, 2006

Paul Firnstahl

Paul Firnstahl, 77, Colby, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, under the care of ministry Home Health care. Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby. Inturment was in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Monsignor John Malik presided.

He was born Dec. 25, 1928 in Colby to Isadore and Lillian (Lystad) Firnstahl . He graduated from Colby, Wis. High School.

He and Loraine Teclaw were married July 18, 1953, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Colby. She died Dec 4, 2001.

Mrs. Firnstahl worked in the banking business in St. Paul, Minn., before moving back to Colby. He worked at Packaging corporation of America in both Colby and Wausau for over 30 years. He was instrumental in developing the Colby Industrial Park. He was also active in the Colby Chamber of Commerce and was a 4-H leader. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and served on various parish councils.

Mr. Firnstahl enjoyed a cabin at South Harper, woodworking and yard work.

He is survived by his daughters, Diane (Michael) Lotter, Wausau and Cindy (Leroy) Fricke, Colby; his grandchildren; and one sister, Virginia (Angus) Lamont, Colby.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife. Loraine; and two brothers, Norman Firnstahl and Jerry Firnstahl.

Maurina/Community Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to Ministry Home Health Care.



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