April 1, 1956 - March 28, 2016


Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 1, 2016 (Paul’s 60th birthday) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids for Paul R. Lochner, 59, of Sauk Rapids, who died March 28, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family after a courageous 3-year battle with bladder cancer. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Williams Dingmann family funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. Parish prayers will be 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Paul was born on April 1, 1956, to Charles and Anna (Wilkes) Lochner. He was raised on the family farm in Pierz, MN. On September 3, 1977, Paul married Janice (Jan) Korman, in St. Cloud, MN, where they lived until they relocated to Sauk Rapids in 1987. Paul was a bricklayer for 35 years. He loved his trade and took great passion in his craft.

Paul loved the outdoors – hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He was the ultimate handyman and spent a lot of time doing odd jobs for his family and friends, working on vehicles and caring for his yard. He was also an avid sports fan – cheering for his kids and following the MN sports scene. Most of all, Paul loved spending time with his family and friends. Together, they enjoyed boating, playing cards, throwing bean bags, attending sporting events and making each other laugh. Paul was happiest when he was with his five grandchildren. They loved their papa beyond measure and will miss him dearly. Paul will be remembered for his dedication to his faith, his hard work ethic and his zest for life.

Paul is survived by his wife of 38 years, Jan of Sauk Rapids; son, Scott (Brittany) of Rogers; daughter, Melissa (Ryan) Holte of Rogers; son, Justin of Plymouth; parents, Charles and Anna of Pierz; siblings, David (Jeanne) of Roseville, Gerald (Lynda) of Little Falls, Robert (Cindy) of Buckman, Kevin (Linda) of Maple Grove, Mary Moser of Pierz, Carol of Pierz, Steven (Kris) of Pierz, Susan (Kevin) Wilson of Cleveland, TN; grandchildren, Hudson, Harper and Emerson, Owen and Elise Holte; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved pup, Buster.