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Paul Clarence Thornhill


January 17, 2019

Paul Clarence Thornhill

January 21st 1979 - January 11th 2019

Paul Clarence Thornhill, age 39 of Saint Paul Minnesota, began his journey to the spirit world on Friday January 11th.

He was born in Coon Rapids, MN, on January 21st, 1979, 19 minutes after his twin brother, Alex. The son of Richard Defoe and Pamela Nelson. He was raised in Saint Paul, MN.

He worked for PROM Catering which he traveled all over the United States catering events. He also worked as a fisherman at the Red Lake fishery, his occupation brought him so much joy. Paul is remembered as generous, kindhearted, and giving man. Paul had a great sense of humor. He loved his children very much. He will be remembered forever in our broken hearts.

Proceeded in death by his grandparents, his father; Richard Defoe, Grandmother Priscilla Defoe, brother; Donovan (Sam) Schoenborn, cousin; James Lee Gibbs, Aunt Mary Thornhill,

Survived by his children Sasha Thornhill, Paul Thornhill Jr, Special Friend, Holly beth Johnson, Mother, Pamela Nelson, his twin brother, Alex (Nikki) Thornhill, His siblings, Matthew (Demeri) Thornhill, Patrick (Marie) Blanchard, Carl Nelson, Dylan (Anna) Nelson, Ruby Mitchell, Richard (Annie) Defoe Jr, Brooke Defoe, Crystal (Myron) Cobenais Sr, Richelle May, Danielle May, Shanoah May, Christopher Defoe, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers, Patrick Blanchard, Mikey Defoe, Jeremiah Defoe, Buffy Barrett, Latoya Schoenborn, Matt Thornhill, Alex Thornhill, Dylan Nelson, Ruby Mitchell, Carl Nelson.

Visitation will begin at 10am, food will served until the services at 4pm, which be held on Friday, January 18th, at Gichitwaa Kateri Church, 3045 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN. Arrangements are being handled by The Cremation Society of Minnesota.


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