Paul Kreter
Paul Kreter
Paul J. Kreter, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at his home.

Paul was born Nov. 3, 1920, in Rochester to Emil and Mabel (Matson) Kreter. He was a graduate of Rochester High School. On Oct. 12, 1946, Paul married Alice "Marge" Molda at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rochester. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving his country during World War II. Paul was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church for 65 years and a member of the American Legion Post 92 in Rochester.

He worked as a contractor for many years, building many of the homes in Rochester. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being active in church. Paul also loved planes and attending air shows. Above all, Paul loved spending time and making memories with his family.

Paul is survived by his two sons, Daniel (Jeanne) Kreter-Killian of San Francisco, Calif., and Leigh (Dianna) Kreter of Harmony; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one brother, Robert (Elaine) Kreter of Rochester.

Paul was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Marge; parents, Emil and Mabel; sister, Mildred Lubahn and brother, Garfield Kreter.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 222 6th Ave. SW, Rochester with the Rev. Joel Haak officiating. Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Viola, at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rochester Central Lutheran School, 2619 9th Ave. NW, Rochester, MN 55901, or to Trinity Lutheran Church. To share a special memory or condolence, visit

Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes of Rochester is in charge of arrangements.