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Loring Paschke

A Celebration of Life Service for Loring Paschke, age 77, of rural Windom, Minnesota, will be held Wed., Sept. 27th at 10:30 AM at The American Lutheran Church in Windom, with Pastor Sarah Larsen Tade officiating. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #206 of Windom. Burial will be in the Delafield Township Cemetery in rural Jackson County. The service will be livestreamed on The American Lutheran Church Facebook page.

A time of visitation and gathering will be held Tues., Sept. 26th from 4:00-7:00 PM at The American Lutheran Church in Windom and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the Church in Windom.

Loring Dale Paschke was born on October 4, 1945, to the late Arlyn and Doris (Porter) Paschke in Winnebago, Minnesota. He was baptized and later confirmed at the Winnebago Methodist Church. His early years and education began in Winnebago before moving to Windom during his teenage years. He graduated from Windom High School and continued his education at South Dakota State University earning his bachelor’s degree in Ag Education. Loring enlisted in the United States Army after completing 4 years of ROTC, serving as First Lieutenant in Artillery. He was awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam. After serving his country, Loring returned home in 1971 and took over the family farm. Loring and Marge ran a successful dairy operation from 1971-1993 then transitioned to raising Black Angus cattle from 1993-2014 while also working for AgCo in Jackson, Minnesota.

On August 26, 1967, Loring was united in marriage to Marjorie Rossow. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Lenorr, Julianne, Joanna, and Andrew. Loring was a proud father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family and friends knew that Loring could fix anything with a bit of duct tape. He spent years committed to volunteering as a 4-H Project Leader, was a member of the Milk Producers Board, a member of the Delafield Cemetery Board, and Sexton of the Cemetery. Throughout the years, Loring served the American Lutheran Church as an usher, on the call committee, and was on various boards.

Loring enjoyed coffee with the guys, talking about and collecting (life-sized) vintage tractors, and watching the Vikings and Twins. Some of his regular highlights throughout the year include attending his grandchildren’s activities, daily 3:00 pm coffee time with Marge, and Plowing Day at Delft.

On Friday, September 22nd, Loring passed away at Windom Area Hospital in Windom.

Left to cherish Loring’s memory are his wife of 56 years, Marjorie Paschke of rural Windom; children, Lenorr (Matt) Snyder of Custer, SD; Julianne (Tony) Williams of Omaha, NE; Joanna Curry of Glenwood, MN; Andrew (Autumn) Paschke of Victoria, MN; twelve grandchildren, Sidney (Thomas) Helms, Jordon Snyder, Megan Snyder, Ashlyn Snyder, Grace Snyder, Elena Williams, Greta Williams, Joshua Curry, Ethan Curry, Allison Curry, Evan Paschke, and Campbell Paschke; two great-grandchildren, David and Jonathan Helms; sister, Margo Barlow of Nashville, TN; brother, Bill (Barb) Paschke of Fayetteville, AR; brother, Loran Johnson of St Petersburg, FL; and brother- and sister-in-law, Ken (Patsy) Rossow.

Loring was preceded in death by his parents, Arlyn and Doris Paschke; stepmother, Viola Paschke, sister, Judy (Gene) Hanks; brother-in-law, Jim Barlow; parents-in-law, Wesley and Eunice Rossow.

Arrangements are under the care of the LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center in Windom. Condolences and memories of Loring may be sent online to www.lacannefuneral    home.com.

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