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Paul Adrian Poynter

Mar 18, 2008

PETERSBURG, Minn. — Funeral services for Paul Adrian Poynter, 92, of Jackson, Minn., were held 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2008, at the Union Stateline Lutheran Church in Petersburg, Minn., with Pastor Gordon Syverson officiating. Interment was at Union Stateline Cemetery in Dickinson County.

He died Wednesday, March 12, 2008, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus.

Paul Adrian Poynter, eighth child of William Albert and Corda Nicholson Lown Poynter, was born near Dieterich, Ill., on Sept. 13, 1915. Paul was 5 years old when the family moved from a farm near Kansas, Ill., to Superior. He spent his earlier years living in and around the Superior, Spirit Lake, and Terril area where his family farmed and he attended school. In 1934 Paul’s family purchased what is still their family farm near Petersburg, Minn. On Sept. 15, 1937, Paul married his wife of 70 years, Lucille Margaret Cushman. Paul and Lucille farmed, had a gravel business, and raised five children on the family farm in Petersburg, except for five years, between 1961 and 1966, when they lived in Terril. At the age of 52 Paul attended barber school and owned his own barbershop in Estherville until he closed the shop at age 85. In 2006 Paul and Lucille moved to Marcus and Paul lived in the Marcus Nursing home, where his daughter was administrator.

Paul was a member of the Union State Line Lutheran Church in Petersburg, Minn. His faith was strong and he brought joy to the life of many people with his gift of music and his wonderful sense of humor. He also instilled that sense of humor and love of music in each of his children. His music brightened every corner of their home.

Paul is survived by his wife of 70 years, Lucille Poynter; son, Adrian, and his wife, Phyllis of Forest Lake, Minn.; daughter, Sandy Richardson, and her husband, Kenny, of Dickens; daughter, LuAnn Rogge, and her husband, Roger, of Marcus; daughter, Katy, and her husband, Bob, of Whiting; son Steven and his wife, Deb, of Scandia, Minn.; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, five brothers, five sisters, a son-in law Robert Barrick, and a granddaughter Paula Poynter.

He is now playing guitar in God’s band.

Osterberg Funeral Home of Jackson, Minn., was in charge of arrangements.