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Phone:  204.745.2045 |  Fax: 204.745.2499 | Email: [email protected]

Hwy. 3&13 10-4th Avenue SE P.O. Box 491 Carman MB.  R0G 0J0   Canada

Froebe PaulW. Paul Froebe

September 23, 1940-November 5, 2016

Paul passed away suddenly at 76, surrounded by his family. He resided in Homewood, Manitoba and “snowbirded” in Weslaco, Texas.  He was proud to move back to his hometown after a 35-year stint in Mandan, North Dakota.

Paul will be sorely missed and survived by his wife, Evelyn (nee Giesbrecht); children, Kathy (Richard) of Wichita, Kansas, Mike of Rosebank, Manitoba, Jason (Rebecca) of Lansing, Michigan, and Pauline (Melissa) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Renee, Erin, Becca, Rick, Nathan, Hope, Seth, Megan, Christopher, Ashlynne, Miriam, Asher, and Gabriel; brothers, Frank (Betty), Charles (Bonnie), Roger (Audrey); and sister Lisa; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dawn (nee Park), father Nicholas, and mother Hazel (nee Colpitts).  

Paul began his schooling at a one-room schoolhouse in Homewood, and continued at St. John’s Ravenscourt in Winnipeg, and Western Military Academy in Alton, Illinois.  Furthering his education, he got “a shingle on the wall” from University of Manitoba for Agriculture, and one from Bismarck State College in North Dakota for Welding.  

Paul was a friendly, chatty fellow who would talk to anyone and everyone to learn new things about them, whether he knew them or not.

Paul was a trucker for many years and owner of PEFTCO Trucking in Mandan, North Dakota.  Being a trucker allowed him to continuously travel and see the countryside.  “There’s always something new to see” he would explain after every trip.  Paul, along with Evelyn, also traveled extensively in their RV throughout Canada and the United States, visiting family, schoolmates, and quilt shops.

Paul took great pride in his gardening and love of the outdoors, often spending hours a day tending to his plants and fruit trees, making his surroundings beautiful for all to enjoy.  He enjoyed bowling, shooting pool, and playing pickleball and softball.  He was the back catcher for the 2016 MSOS Slo-Pitch Champion Carman Cardinals.

Paul had a love of flying and had been a member of the Flying Farmers of America.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at the Carman United Church with Rev. Harold Kenyon officiating. Interment will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, Carman. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #18, the Carman United Church, or to the Humane Society.

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