FR. NORMAN R. PAHL, OMIFr. Norman R. Pahl, OMI, died at 3:30 a.m.
Fr. Norman R. Pahl, OMI, died at 3:30 a.m. on Monday, July 23 at the Marian Center of St. Paul, after an extended battle with Alzheimer's disease
Fr. Pahl was born in Minneapolis on Jan. 9, 1933 to Richard and Margaret (Kopp) Pahl.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Thomas and Roger Pahl and sister Ruth Faust.
He is survived by his sister Kathleen (Leonard) Woida; sister-in-law, Pat Pahl; brother-in-law, Brian Faust; nieces and nephews.
Fr. Pahl professed his first vows as a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate on Aug. 15, 1952, in Godfrey, Ill., and was ordained a priest on Sept. 8, 1958, in Pine Hills, MS. Throughout his priesthood he served Oblate Institutions in Rome, Italy; Belleville, Ill., Buffalo and St. Paul. He also served at parishes in the following cities: Fond du Lac, Egg Harbor, Washington Island and Bailey's Harbor in Wisconsin, Sisseton, S.D., and Bigfork, Effie, Duluth, Willow River, Sturgeon Bay and International Falls in Minnesota. He was retired at St. Casimir's Parish until 2009 when he moved to the Marian Center.
VISITATION: 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Marian Center, 200 Earl St., St. Paul (rosary 8:30 p.m.) and one hour prior to Mass in church. The Funeral Mass will be Thursday, July 26, at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church, 934 East Geranium Ave., St. Paul, with burial at St. Henry's Cemetery, Belleville, Ill., on Monday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m. Wulff 651-776-1555 www.WulffFuneralHome.com
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