Paul Sohm (Rochester, MN)

Posted 09-11-19

Paul Sohm, 81, of Rochester, Minnesota, passed away Friday, September 6, 2019 in his home surrounded by loved ones.

Paul was born December 29, 1937 in Aurelia, Iowa to Joseph and Eleanor (Schrunk) Sohm. After graduating high school, he graduated from Morningside College in Iowa. He married Marilyn Tentinger of Remsen, Iowa at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Remsen, Iowa on October 28, 1961.

Paul worked in Rochester selling life insurance and investments. He was a lector and Eucharistic Minister at Saint Francis Catholic Church. Upon retirement he spent time volunteering at SCORE and Elder Network.

Paul loved horses, playing cards with friends and especially with his grandchildren, going to car shows, tractor pulls and family get togethers.

Survivors include his wife Marilyn; four children, Debbie (Bill) Spitzer of Saint Charles, MN; Cheryl (Kurt) Jacobson of Spencer, Iowa; Stephen (Dana) of Plymouth, MN; Phillip (Emily) of Kasson, MN; eleven grandchildren, Laura, Nick (Nicole), Cole, Natalie, Anna, Olivia, Kathryn, Abigail, Sophia, Oliver, and Heidi; one great-grandchild Keegan, and one brother Vernon (Betty) of Dubuque, Iowa.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Diane.

The memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Saint Pius X Catholic Church in Rochester. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019 in the River Park Chapel at the Macken Funeral Home in Rochester.

Memorials preferred to be made to Saint Jude Children’s Hospital or Saint Pius X Catholic Church, Rochester.

A special thank you to the LVAD cardiologists and staff for all of the support for the past five years. Paul’s family would also like to thank Mayo Hospice for the special care and attention they gave to Paul and his family for the last eleven months.

Online condolences are welcome at

Courtesy of Macken Funeral Home




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