Paul Twardowski, 88, of Browerville, passed away March 2, 2020 at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud.
Funeral services were held March 6 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Browerville with Fr. Mitchell Bechtold officiating.
Burial was at Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, Browerville.
Paul Twardowski was born July 16, 1931 to John and Mary (Bartylla) Twardowski, Jr. He attended school at District 9 grades first through eighth. After finishing school, he started working with his dad as a livestock broker, selling feeder pigs and cattle.
He served his country in the Korean War from September 1952 to September 1954. He received an honorable discharge from service.
Paul married Vera Peterson on April 18, 1955, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. They were married for 58 years.
Paul started his own business selling feeder pigs and cattle and farmed. In 1956, they purchased a farm southeast of Browerville.
Paul was a member of the Knights of Columbus, lifetime member of the Browerville American Legion, VFW and a member of Christ the King Church where he ushered for 35 years. He farmed until his 72nd birthday and kept his livestock business until his 80th birthday, when his health started to fail. His hobbies included his business, teasing and calling his grandchildren on the phone.
Paul is survived by two daughters, Cheryl (Frank, Jr.) Dvorak and Michelle (Jeff) Bauer; one son, Jeff (Karen) Twardowski; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and four siblings, George, Bernice, Lorraine and Alvis.
Arrangements were with Iten Funeral Home - itenfuneralhome.com.