Paul F. MismashPaul F. Mismash, 37, formerly of Silver Bay, was called into God’s eternal home on Monday, April 9, 2012, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colo., surrounded by his sister Sheila, brother John David, and best friend and personal care attendant Jeremy Bandow and his wife, Tamara.
Paul F. Mismash, 37, formerly of Silver Bay, was called into God’s eternal home on Monday, April 9, 2012, at St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, Colo., surrounded by his sister Sheila, brother John David, and best friend and personal care attendant Jeremy Bandow and his wife, Tamara.
Paul was born on October 25, 1974, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Duluth. He was born with a rare condition called Arthrogryposis - which is lack of mass muscle.
Paul was a 1993 graduate of William Kelley High School in Silver Bay and worked at the North Shore Federal Credit Union. After high school, Paul continued his education at Courage Center in Golden Valley, Minn. There he learned how to live and manage his life with his disability.
Paul was able to live independently at the West Apartments in Burnsville, Minn. with the help of personal care attendants. Paul’s life was sports — football, basketball, hockey, tennis, golf. He was an authority and avid fan of all. Just ask him and you got an opinion. Arthrogryposis did not hold Paul down — he loved being around people and managed to get around and in May of 2010 Paul moved to Lakewood, Colo. He loved the mountains and the change of scenery.
Paul was preceded in death by this grandparents Fritz and Anne Mismash, Madge Percy, and a cousin John Paul Dougherty.
Paul is survived by his father Fred (Nancy) Mismash of Silver Bay; mother Audrey Mismash (Sande Anderson) of Two Harbors; sister Sheila (Steve) Misvaer of Inver Grove Heights; brother John David (Angie) Mismash of Esko; Cynthia (Barry) Carlson of Northfield; Tim (Sandy) Evanson of Shoreview; Sarah (Mark) Nelson of Stillwater; grandfather Gene Percy of International Falls; and nieces and nephews Nicole, Megan, Jayden, Bjorn, Hans, Anders, Natalie, Dan, Stefan, Erik, and Anya.
A second family of Uncle Willy and Pat Percy, cousins Nate and Ben Percy, and Tonya and Greg Bass along with personal care attendant Jeremy Bandow were a very instrumental part of Paul’s life.
Paul’s wish was to be cremated and took place at Aspen Mortuary in Lakewood. A memorial service in honor of Paul will be held at the Henry W. Anderson Mortuary in Apple Valley, Minn. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Visitation is at 10 a.m. with a memorial service at 11 a.m. A gathering of family and friends will take place in Silver Bay on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sychar Lutheran Church. Memorials in honor of Paul can be made to Courage Center in Golden Valley, Minn.