Delores M. "Dee" Paasch - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

Delores M. “Dee” Paasch

July 7, 1931 - November 22, 2022

Paasch, Delores M. “Dee”, passed away at home on 11/22/2022 at the age of 91.

Preceded in death by husband, Ed (Erhardt Paasch); parents, Oscar and Alma Rothe; and siblings, Chuck, Ethel, Ralph, Bob, Earl and Evelyn.

Survived by children, Steve (Marillyn) Paasch, Kathy Leighton, Tom Paasch, Jeanne (Steve) Harris; grandchildren, Melissa (Ed) Paasch-Waldenbenburg, Erin Halloran, Dan McGinty, Lynse (Cody) Carlson, Tommy Paasch; great-grands, Brennan, Brody, Ella, Evan, Coltan, Graydon, Brylee, Tieran and Charlie; siblings, Carol (Denny) Paulson and Janet (Dick) Locke.

Dee lived and died in her Bloomington home, cared for by her family and the angels of Grace Hospice. She knew she was loved and she lived each day with routine, a quick wit and fun sense of humor. Her love of the simple things in life was a living example for all. Although a very private person, it didn’t take long for others to see her beauty when in her presence.

Born 7/7/1931, Dee grew up on a farm between New Richmond and Clear Lake and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1949. She never let pass when meeting someone new that she was tough because she grew up on a farm. A strong German work ethic was something she was very proud of. She attended Immanuel Lutheran Church, Forest with her family where her mother was the organist for 60 years. After graduation, she moved to Minneapolis and was employed in the accounting dept. at Sears.

Dee and Ed were married 6/26/54 and raised four children in Minneapolis as members of Hope Lutheran Church, Cedar Ave. She enjoyed working for Lund’s, Richfield as a pt cashier and “cash counter”. She was Ed’s right hand person and was the bookkeeper of the family finances and apartment buildings. The family cabin in Faribault, then Brainerd, was a place that was enjoyed by family and friends and holds many dear memories.

Memorials preferred to Grace Hospice.


  1. Linda Nelson says:

    My Auntie Dee was a sweet,hard working lady with a fun sense of humor. Rest In Peace, love you -linda

  2. Kathleen Halloran says:

    I met Dee 20 years ago. Through her granddaughter Erin, sharing loving stories of her grandma Dee, I came to know the strong sweetness of a lovely lady.
    Wishing Erin, Kathy and family comfort and beautiful memories. God bless

  3. Kevin Leighton says:

    She sure was a good mom.

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