Paul James Hurt, age 81 of Cannon Falls, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Paul was a Minnesota native and also lived in Waseca, Farmington, Hastings, and Rosemount. Paul worked as a farmer for more than 30 years and then as a Field Milk Surveyor for the Hastings Creamery. For several years, he also bought and sold antiques. Paul was very civic-minded and donated countless hours to help others. This included serving for several years as a volunteer 4-H softball coach and a Knights of Columbus member; and participating in an annual snowmobile charity fundraiser, for which he earned many trophies and awards. Paul lost his arm in a farm accident at age 17, but it never slowed him down. In fact, he often visited with others who lost arms or legs due to accidents or illnesses to encourage them.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Alma Hurt, and sister, Cecelia Sieberg.
Paul was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Ruth (nee Hiniker); his four children and five step-children, Paul Hurt, Jr. (Mary), Rachelle Pariseau (Craig), Kelly Hart (John), Kathleen Hurt (Paul Belk), Julie Hagemann (Bob), Michelle Renne, Amy Renne (Michael Kennedy), Natalie Baker (Ron), and Christine Renne (Eric Gulbransen); siblings Rose Ann McManimon, Pauline (Helen) Schriever (Bob), Agnes Wendt (Arnie), Genevieve Fjelde (Rik), Jo Ann Sawyer (Larry), Connie Slaten, and Kathleen Hurt; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. and the funeral mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of gifts, please send donations to Regions Hospital Rehabilitation Institute, 1710 Suburban Avenue, St. Paul, MN, 55106. Interment will be at the church cemetery. A luncheon will be served following the mass.