In Memory of Paul Meister

September 13, 1938 - October 27, 2020

Paul Ernest Meister, 82, of Shell Lake died, October 27, 2020.

He was born September 13, 1938, in Shell Lake, WI to Oscar and Olga (Sommerfeld) Meister. Paul was raised on the family farm, then fought for his country with the U.S. Army in Korea. He returned to Shell Lake and was married in Shell Lake, on November 4, 1967, to Barbara Schumaker. He and Barb purchased the farm and they raised their family to work hard and appreciate the simple things like turning soil, caring for animals, and splitting wood. In his spare time, Paul loved to hunt deer and fish area lakes. Paul's favorite time was spent with his grandchildren in these later years. Paul had a giving spirit, which is evidenced by his many, many gallons of blood donated over the years.

Paul is survived by 2 sons: Steven (Lorrie) Meister of Spooner, and Mark (Dawn) Meister of Shell Lake; 7 grandchildren: Adam (Grace) Meister, Justin, Brandon, Alecia (Lucas) Hagberg, Jerney, Ashlea, and Levi Meister; great-grandchildren: Blair and Asher Hagberg; siblings: Dorothy Gudlin of New Berlin, Carl (Betty) Meister, Marie (Warren) Quam, and Esther (Jim) Bernecker, all of Shell Lake; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, and his favorite canine, Taz. Paul was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Barb on September 28, 2010; and sister, Pauline Lawrence.

Visitation will be held at the Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake on Friday, October 30 from 12:00 until 1:30 at which time procession to the cemetery will take place. A committal service with full military honors will be held at 2 PM Friday, October 30, 2020, at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery with Rev. Jean Waldron officiating.

Last Update: Oct 29, 2020 7:05 am CDT

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