AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Charles “Chuck” Paxton, of Mora, died on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at his home. He was 74 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held on Friday, September 30th at 11:00 a.m. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
VISITATION will be on Thursday, September 29th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home; plus one hour prior to the funeral on Friday.
INTERMENT will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Charles LeRoy Paxton was born on October 22, 1941 in Spirit Lake, Iowa to Eldon and Beulah (Struthers) Paxton. He was the third of five siblings. When he was nine months old the family moved from Iowa to Minnesota. They rented a farm for a short time, then in 1948 purchased the family farm near Quamba. He and his siblings helped care for the farm.
Charles attended Quamba Public School, in ninth grade he transferred to Mora Public School. In 1960 he left home to find work in Minneapolis. He worked at Seaman Products for the next 25 years. When the factory closed, Hallmark Enterprise purchased the equipment and offered Chuck a job with them. He worked with them for 10 years, then quit and moved back to the family farm and purchased the Double D Garage. After two years he closed the garage and was hired at Fleet Supply Co. He retired in 2001.
He was united in marriage to Patsy Cashman on January 7, 1961. To this union four children were born. He enjoyed horseback riding in his younger days, snowmobiling, four-wheeling with his elder friends, and working on an old car.
He was preceded in death by his parents Eldon and Beulah Paxton; son Rodney Paxton; brother Muryl Paxton; sister Donna Weidendorf; nephews David Paxton and Philip Thomas.
He is survived by his wife Patsy Paxton of Mora; son Troy Paxton of Coon Rapids; daughters Teresa (Elbert) Lamb of New Brighton, Melanie Paxton of Mora; sisters Leella (Russell) Thomas of Grasston and Mary (Rich) Campbell of Brook Park; 12 grandchildren Kari, Brian, Lucas, Jeremy, Alicia, Crystal, Valerie, Christopher, Dustin, Corin, Charles and Cody; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends for fifty plus years Charles Johnson and LeRoy Berres.