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Gerald Pagel

Gerald Pagel, age 79, of Winthrop passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his home in Winthrop surrounded by his family. Funeral service were held Monday, June 22, 2020, 1:00 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Memorials Preferred. Clergy officiating was Pastor Bob Miner. Organist was Diane Lang. Soloist was Diane Lang, “How Great Thou Art”, “The Holy City”, and “You Were Always On My Mind”, by Willie Nelson. Honorary casket bearers were Winthrop Fire Department. Casket bearers were Leon Lang, Arlin Miller, Leland Miller, Brian Fredin, Pat Bartels, and Charles Schuette. Gerald is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bieraugel) Pagel of Winthrop, MN; children, Pamela Pagel of Viera, FL, Jared Pagel and his wife, Dena of Mankato, MN, Darrick Pagel of Van Buren Township, MI, and Daniel “Stan” Pagel of Mound, MN; grandchildren, Brianna (Chris) Kirchner, Alex Pagel, Arianna, Nevaeh, Mia and Pierce Pagel; siblings, Jean Haines, Betty Ann Martin, Steven (Mary) Pagel, Kathleen Pagel, Darwin (Marcia) Pagel, and Thomas Pagel; sister-in-law, Mary (James) Hartten; brother-in-law, Vern (Barbara) Bieraugel; nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Luella Pagel; sisters, Joan Pagel, Donna Mae Duenow, and Bonnie Lou Ziegler; grandchild, Yates Vaughn Pagel; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Vernon (Arline) Bieraugel; Second mother-in-law, Arlene Bieraugel; brothers-in-law, Duane Haines, Zane Martin, Kenneth Ziegler, Jeffrey Bieraugel and Scott Bieraugel. Gerald George Pagel was born on March 16, 1941, in Winthrop, Minnesota. He was the son of Frank and Luella (Podratz) Pagel. Gerald was baptized as an infant on April 6, 1941, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 11, 1954, both at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bismarck Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. He received his education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School Class of 1959. Gerald furthered his education at Dunwoody Institute Technical College in Minneapolis. On June 19, 1965, Gerald was united in marriage to Barbara Bieraugel at the Cathedral of Holy Trinity in New Ulm, Minnesota. After their marriage, the couple resided in Winthrop. This marriage was blessed with four children. Gerald owned and operated Jerry’s Radio and TV Sales and Service, retiring in 1995. After retirement he helped at the Sibley County Highway Department and also ran his own lawn mowing service. Gerald and Barb shared 55 years of marriage. Gerald was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop and a former member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bismarck Township. Gerald was a member of the Winthrop Fire Department for 20 years. Gerald enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, boating, repair work, and motorcycle riding. He was a member of the Flying Dutchmen and the Midstate Riders Motorcycle Club. He cherished the time he spent with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Gerald passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at his home in Winthrop surrounded by his family at the age of 79 years. Blessed be his memory. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at <> Please click on obituaries and guest book.

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