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Paula Jane (Thompson) Routh

May 16, 1948 ~ October 24, 2018 (age 70)

Memorial services for Paula Jane Routh of New Richland, MN, will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Richland, MN. Pastor Paul Andree will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the LeSueur River Lutheran Cemetery. Mrs. Routh died Tuesday, October 24, 2018 at her home in New Richland. She was 70 years of age. Paula was born May 16, 1948 in Albert Lea, MN, the daughter of Henry and Dorothy (Hagen) Thompson. She was a graduate of New Richland High School in 1966 and attended Mankato State University. On July 5, 1969 she was united in marriage to David Routh at the LeSueur River Lutheran Church. For a short time after marriage she worked for the Waseca Mutual Insurance Company. Paula was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to the church circle. She also was a member of the Home Extension Group in New Richland. Paula prepared excellent meals. She had the talent and patience to make beautiful quilts. Her love for fishing and aviation meant spending time at their cabin happened often. With a family history in agriculture, she was an excellent homemaker and great on the farm. She was an outstanding mother, an amazing wife, and a gracious friend to many. Paula is survived by her husband David of New Richland, MN, children Schuyler (Nancy) Routh of New Richland, MN, Jesse (Krissy) Routh of Owatonna, MN, Luke (Kelsey) Routh of New Richland, MN. Grandchildren include Brock, Avery, Brynn, Cooper, Henrik and Lyla Routh. She is also survived by her sister Kristi (Steve) Holstad, sisters in law Sally Routh and Mary Routh, brothers in law Gordy Anderson, Dennis (Joyce) Routh, Scott (Robin) Routh, Mitch (Suzy) Routh, Kelly (Lori) Routh, Kipp (Monica) Routh and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Curtis Thompson, sister in law Barbara Anderson and brother in law Dean Routh.

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