OSPREY, FL. - Feb. 28, 1941 Oct. 5, 2012
Paul W. Kaarre, 71, of Osprey, FL, formerly of Gwinn, MI, died on October 5, 2012 following an extended illness.
Born in Chassell, MI, he was a graduate of Republic High School, Suomi College (now Finlandia University), and Northern Michigan University. Paul was a teacher for 31 years, and taught in Warren, MI and the Gwinn Public Schools.
Paul is survived by his wife Grace, two sons Douglas and Matthew (Maggie), granddaughter Hawna, brothers Reuben and Norman (Bertha), sisters Miriam Hojnacki and Helen Koski, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters Ruth Mykkanen, Sigrid Rothman, and Verna Kaarre.
Paul had many interests throughout his life, including cross country skiing, bicycling, snowmobiling, deer hunting, ham radio (N8XTB), getting his pilot's license, and traveling on his motorcycle. He truly enjoyed music and singing, and sang in the Suomi College Choir, Negaunee Male Chorus, Chorus of the Keys, and many others.
A memorial service will be held on October 20 at Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL. Contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice, 220 Wexford Blvd., Venice, FL 34293, or Faith Lutheran Church, 7750 Beneva Road, Sarasota, FL 34238, or the charity of your choice.
Paul's wish is for everyone to visit or help someone who is ill or in need to lift their spirits, the way so many people did for him.