Paul J. Irwin 1930–2020 Owatonna—Paul J. Irwin of Owatonna died May 29, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church at in Owatonna. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in New Richland with Military Honors provided by the Steele County Funeral Unit. Friends may greet the family one hour before the funeral liturgy at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Paul was born on March 24, 1930 in Waseca the son of Patrick T. and Elizabeth (Porplesch) Irwin. Paul attended High School in New Richland and graduated in 1948. He enlisted in the United States Army after high school. Paul served in the Artillery Division during the Korean War in 1951. After being honorably discharged from the Army Paul went to work at the Owatonna Canning Company. His career span over 41 years with the canning company, retiring in 1993. He was a member of St. Joseph Church and the Owatonna Eagles. In retirement Paul enjoyed his breakfast group at Wagner's Lunch, listening to the Twins on the radio and visiting with family and friends. Paul is survived by many nieces and nephews and extended family. Memorials may direct to Owatonna Hospice patient care fund. To more information or to leave a condolence message go to

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