Victor John Paradis

Died: Mon., Feb. 18, 2019


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Location: St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church


Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
Location: St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church


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Victor Paradis, age 100, of North Mankato, died Monday, February 18, at Mayo Clinic Health System – Mankato.  Mass of Christian Burial is 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 23, St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, Mankato.  Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service at church.  Interment with military honors will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Victor John Paradis was born July 29, 1918 in Vallers Twp., Lyon County, MN to Henry and Theresa (Hirmer) Paradis.  He grew up and attended school in Marshall, MN.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1946 and was one of 3 remaining Pearl Harbor Survivors in Minnesota.  On November 4, 1946 he married Lucille Marie Langan in Marshall.  Victor worked at the power plant in Marshall until 1948 when he and Lucille moved to Mankato where he was Engineer Assistant Superintendent for NSP until 1984. He was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors for many years and traveled 7 states as the 5th District Director from 1986 to 1990. He enjoyed bowling, golf, growing tomatoes, card playing, calling bingo, and dancing with Lucille.

He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Lucille, North Mankato; sons; Wayne (Randy) Paradis, Kamiah, ID, Bruce (Lisa) Paradis, Eden Prairie, MN, Thomas (Molly Lowe), Mankato, MN; daughter, Janice (Steve) Nelson, Woodbury, MN; 15 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters.

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