Loren Paus

Loren R. Paus, 71, of Dorchester died Monday, November 8, 2021 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Graveside services were held Saturday, November 13 at St. Luke’s Cemetery in Eitzen, MN, with Pastor Michael McCann officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with the services.

Loren Raymond Paus was born May 23, 1950 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Raymond Louis and Delores (Meiners) Paus. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Eitzen, MN.

Loren attended rural country schools, graduated from Waukon High School in 1970 and attended NICC in Calmar, where he received a degree in auto mechanics. He worked as a mechanic in Guttenberg, as a machinist at Deco Products in Decorah, worked at Monona Wire in Monona and for Konkel’s Sawmill in New Albin as a lumber yard assistant, before retiring to the family farm in rural Dorchester.

Loren was a member of St. Luke’s United Church of Christ. He enjoyed reading, gardening and watching over the family farm.

Survivors include his siblings: Sharon (Dan) Cunningham and Lynette Paus, both of Waukon, and Charlene (Elroy) McConnell of Stewartville, MN; his nieces and nephews: Colby (Laura) Cunningham and their children, Cooper and Jax, Shannon (Mike) Eannelli and their son, Oliver, Ryan (Jenni) McConnell and their daughter, Elizabeth, and Chelsea (Josh) Erwin; and an aunt, Iona (Hubert) Burmester of Caledonia, MN. He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Glenda Paus; and a niece, Kristi Cunningham.

Casketbearers were Dan and Colby Cunningham, Elroy McConnell, Chelsea and Josh Erwin, and Steve Fruechte.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.