Paske, Arthur Frederick “Art”
July 10, 1920 – January 16, 2015
Age 94 of Prior Lake. Born: 7/10/1920 – Wausau, WI. Passed away: 1/17/2015. Art was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Patricia, and is survived by son Tom (Charlotte); granddaughter Mikki (Schesso); two great grandchildren Hayden and Ella; siblings Edna (Pruett) and Gerald; (preceded by brothers Herman and Donald). Passing away peacefully at home with his immediate family lovingly sharing his last moments, Art was the beloved family patriarch of his close and extended family. He served his country in the military during WWII including the Philippines where he saw extended service until the end of the war. Home on leave, he married “Pat” in 1944 and, shortly after his discharge, they moved to Minneapolis where, in 1947, Art started a branch of Hoffer Glass Company of Minneapolis where he rose to president, a post he held until his retirement in 1988. Loved and respected by all who knew him he became a friend, mentor and counselor to many through his volunteer and community efforts which included being a founding member of the YMCA’s Metro Y’s Men, providing administrative leadership for the Y’s Camp Iduhapi, and serving as president of the Minneapolis Washburn High School PTA. He was a member of the Bloomington Rotary Club and also a member of Knox Presbyterian Church where he served as the Finance Committee Chair. Later, he became a member of Hosanna Lutheran Church. In retirement Art enjoyed traveling, golf, boating and spending time with his extended family. His times with granddaughter, Mikki were especially fond moments. Memorials to the YMCA. Visitation 10:30 am with a Service and luncheon to follow at: HOSANNA LUTHERAN CHURCH, LAKEVILLE, MN ON THURSDAY, JAN 29 AT 11 AM.