Paul J. KrysanJuly 26, 1932 ~ April 29, 2017 (age 84)
Paul J. Krysan, age 84 of Cresco, IA died on April 29, 2017 in Rochester, MN.
Paul J. Krysan was born on July 26, 1932, in Calmar, IA son of Frank and Mary (Greteman) Krysan. In 1950 Paul graduated from Assumption High School, Cresco. From 1951-1954 he was a Radioman 3rd Class stationed on the USS Frontier. Paul attended Baker’s School at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis, graduating April 1957.
On November 12, 1960, he married Ardella Winkels at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Minneapolis, MN. To this union 3 children were born Roxann, Alan, and Craig. After working as a baker in various communities he and Ardie moved back to Cresco and purchased Wright Bakery in 1964. They operated Krysan Bakery and The Kutee Shop until 1973. They purchased Culbert Implement in 1973 and operated this as Krysan Implement until 1982. In 1982 they purchased B & G Auto Parts and operated it as Krysan Auto Supply and Radio Shack. In 1987 they purchased Bethany Housewares and relocated it from Minneapolis to Cresco. Paul was also active serving on the CIDC board along with many other community projects. During his retirement Paul enjoyed woodworking & creating wooden toy cars & doll beds for needy children in Florida at Christmas time.
Paul is survived by his wife Ardella Krysan of Cresco; children Roxann (Randy) Svoboda of Cresco, Alan (Terri) Krysan of Lakeville, MN, and Craig (Belinda) Krysan of Albert Lea, MN; grandchildren Samantha (Joel) Zak, David (Jamie) Svoboda, Lauren and Reagan Krysan; great grandchildren Kassidy and Lydia Zak, Shelby, Kaden, and Addison Svoboda; his brother Jim (Carole) Krysan of Oak Park, IL; sister-in-law Betty Krysan of Dowington, PA; along with many nieces and nephews.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, sister Germaine Krysan, brothers Donald, John, and Richard Krysan, and sister-in-law Shirley Krysan.
Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco, IA with Father Dennis Cain presiding. Inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery Cresco. Visitation will be held from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the church. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Notre Dame Catholic School or Parish or a charity of one’s choice.