February 24, 1949 - January 8, 2016


Memorial Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016 at Watertown Evangelical Free Church in Watertown for Paula M. Loraas, age 66, who passed away on January 8, 2016 in Sartell. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church in Watertown.

Paula was born Feb. 24, 1949 in La Porte, IN to William & Frieda (Jones) McDaniels. She worked as a nursing assistant at the Elim Home in Watertown for many years. Paula married Wesley Knowles on June 24, 1972 and they later divorced. She married Arthur Loraas on Feb. 11, 1998. Paula was a member of the Watertown Evangelical Free Church in Watertown. She was a very caring, honest and loving person who loved to spend time working with the elderly and caring for her family.

Survivors include her children, Christopher (Harmony), Jonathan (Kristine), Joseph (Jessica), Benjamin, Eric (Kelsye), and Rebecca; siblings, Beverly Long, Glenda McDaniels, William McDaniels; 10 grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Arthur.