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Paul Spooner

December 18, 1959 ~ August 3, 2022 (age 62)

Obituary

Paul Douglas Spooner, 62, of Casselton, North Dakota passed away on August 3, 2022, due to complications from Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Paul was born in Fargo, North Dakota on December 18, 1959, to Vernon and Phyllis Spooner. After graduating from Casselton High School in 1978, Paul attended Minnesota State University Moorhead, where in 1982 he graduated with a degree in Management. Following college, Paul’s first job was at Lincoln State Bank in Wyndmere, North Dakota.

Paul left North Dakota to work for Northwest Airlines in 1986 in the Reservations office on Long Island, New York. It was here in 1987 that he met his wife-to-be, Pamela Schaefer. After a first date at Shea Stadium and at least a couple more, they married on August 24, 1990, at St. Cyril’s Catholic Church in Deer Park, New York.

Paul brought his bride from her home in New York to North Dakota when they moved to Fargo in 1994. After the birth of their first son Anthony, in 1995, the family moved to their current home in Casselton where the birth of their second son Dominic, in 1998, completed their family.

On his return to North Dakota, Paul worked for Rosenbluth International and later began working at Bremer Bank in Casselton to be closer to home. During this time, he drove truck for sugar beet harvest (often with one of his sons sitting shotgun) and began driving school bus for Central Cass Public Schools. In 2011, he began working with United Blood Services, where he continued working until his retirement.

He enjoyed teaching and helping others. While working at the bank he would give tours and presentations to elementary school classes and loved bringing along the newest nickels to hand out to each student. But it was as a school bus driver that Paul truly thrived. He loved his bus route kids, and everyone enjoyed his “Treat Friday.” He was loved by athletes, coaches, musicians, and teachers when he drove them to their events.

His family was his greatest love. He was devoted to caring for and supporting them in any way possible. He could always be found watching his boys at their performances, sports, and other activities. Cheering their successes and guiding their efforts, he was never one to miss an event involving his family.

Paul loved serving his community both as a city councilman and volunteer firefighter. He especially enjoyed driving fire engines in parades with his boys tossing out candy as well as giving fire truck rides on Halloween night.

Paul is survived by his wife Pamela, their sons Anthony (Caitlin) and Dominic, his granddaughter Cecilia, his siblings Susan, David (Darlene), and Phil (Dorothy), along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Vernon and Phyllis, his mother and father-in-law Richard and Palma Schaefer, and his sisters Julie and Nancy.

Visitation:    5 - 7 pm Sunday, August 7, 2022, with a Prayer Service held at 7 pm, all in St. Leo's Catholic Church, Casselton, ND

Mass of Christian Burial:   10 am Monday, August 8, 2022, in St. Leo's Catholic Church

Burial:   St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery, Casselton, ND

 

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
August 7, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
St. Leo's Catholic Church
211 Langer Ave. N
Casselton, ND 58012

Prayer Service
Sunday
August 7, 2022

7:00 PM
St. Leo's Catholic Church
211 Langer Ave. N
Casselton, ND 58012

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
August 8, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Leo's Catholic Church
211 Langer Ave. N
Casselton, ND 58012

Interment
Monday
August 8, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Leo's Catholic Cemetery
East edge of Casselton
Casselton, ND 58012

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