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Paul Person Sr.

May 6, 1963 — February 11, 2019

White Earth

Paul George Person Sr, 55, died unexpectedly on February 11th, 2019 at his home. He was born May 6th, 1963 in Mahnomen, son of Floyd Person and Vivian (Jackson) Person.

Paul was raised in the White Earth area by Vernon and Rose (Mom) Weaver. Paul attended White Earth Elementary and then Waubun High School. Paul lived in the White Earth most of his life where he met Pamela Blakely and had four children before moving to Park Rapids for a short time. He worked at Ojibwa wood mill products in Ogema, the casino in Mahnomen and as a mover for Lake Park Furniture. Before he became self employed as a mechanic. Paul also loved being outdoors hunting, fishing and working with his hands as he was very proud of the Native American crafts that he made in his later years. Paul had spent many of his later years with his special friend Anna Levy and her children Cassandra Hanks, Austin and Dylan Burnette, they became Paul’s family as well. At the time of Paul’s passing he had eight grandchildren. Peyton, Hailey, Breah (Paul Jr), Richard Jr, Kurtis (Richard Sr), Diggy (Vanessa), Jeremy Jr, Niswi (Jeremy Sr).

He was predeceased by his father Floyd Person Sr, Vernon (Dad) Weaver, mother Vivian (Jackson) Person, brother Curtis Wayne Person, Craig “White Man” Person, nephew Craig “Bigman” Person Jr, niece Destiny Person, special friend Anna Levy

Survivors: Rose (Mom) Weaver of White Earth MN, Stepsister Amelia “ Bits” (Vernon “Mike”) Bray of White Earth MN, Stepsister Aurelia (Ken) Brown of White Earth MN, Sister Karen Person (Wade Borah) of Ogema MN, Brother Floyd Person (LeAnn) of Mahnomen MN, Brother Richard Person (Krystal Bevins) of White Earth MN, Sister Katherine Person of Minneapolis MN, Son Paul Person Jr of Mahnomen MN, Son Richard Person Sr of Moorhead MN, Daughter Vanessa Person of Detroit Lakes MN, Son Jeremy Person of St Cloud MN and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation: Sunday February 17th, 2019 at the White Earth Community Center from 5pm to 7pm

Services: Monday February 19th, 2019 at St Columbia Church at 11 am

Drum Group: Manoomin Singers

Pallbearers: Tom Busse, Joe Olson, Ed “Toes” Levy, Francis Axdahl, Mark Quinn, Earl “Manzie” Olson, Kevin “Baldy” Durant, Frank “Tuff” Durant

Honorary Pallbearers: Austin Person, Dario “Red” Sherman, Dylan Burnette, Austin Burnette, Wade Borah, Craig Jackson, Winston Wadena, Terrance Burnette Jr, Cassandra Hanks and all his nieces and nephews

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Paul Person Sr., please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation/Gathering of Family and Friends

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Starts at 5:00pm (Central time)

White Earth Community Center

26310 Crane Rd, White Earth, MN 56591

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Prayer Service

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Starts at 7:00pm (Central time)

White Earth Community Center

26310 Crane Rd, White Earth, MN 56591

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 18, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

St Columba Episcopal Church

26094 370 St, Waubun, MN 56589

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