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Paula Uhde

August 4, 1949 — December 12, 2020

Alexandria, Minnesota

Paula Lee Uhde, the daughter of Paul and Dorothy (Reasor) Schultz, was born on August 4, 1949 in Mankato, Minnesota.  Paula spent her childhood years in Mankato, Texas and in Parkers Prairie.  She graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1967 and then met the love of her life, Gary Uhde.  They were united in marriage on August 12, 1967 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie, MN.  The couple lived in various areas before making Alexandria their home in 1984.   Three children were born to this marriage, Michelle, Greg, and Chris and Paula stayed at home to raise her children.  After the children had left home, Paula began working as a baker and cook for Bayfield’s Restaurant in the Viking Mall.  She baked the famous cinnamon rolls, caramel rolls, and the bars, the restaurant was known for.  Paula also worked at Bethany on the Lake as a housekeeper for a few years.

Paula was a hardworking, caring, loving, and compassionate woman.  She was a great cook and baker and made sure no one left hungry from her house during holiday get togethers.  Paula had eye for decorating.  She would take a dull room and make it perfect by placing a picture here or a lamp there.  Paula enjoyed traveling, she visited Branson, Missouri, Texas, Mexico, and South Dakota with her husband Gary.  The most important part of Paula’s life was her children and grandchildren.  She loved them all and was always willing to babysit, play with them or sit and visit with them.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Paula L. Uhde died on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at her home in Grand Arbor at the age of 71 years old.  She is survived by her daughter, Michelle (Todd) Tolifson of Alexandria; sons, Greg (Emily) of Glenwood, Chris (Bethany) of Alexandria; grandchildren, Damon, McKenna, Avarie, Kaitlyn and Christopher Uhde; sisters Linda (Delbert) Moske of Parkers Prairie, Rox Tarrant of Minneapolis, Stephanie (Bob) Linow of Alexandria and Lisa (Gary) Rosengren of Brooklyn Park; sister-in-law Molly Schultz of Parkers Prairie; many nieces and nephews, special friend, Pattie Hogue.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary; parents, brother, Lonnie Schultz; son-in-law, Robert McBride.

A Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 11AM at the Anderson Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John Martinson officiating.

A visitation will be held on Monday, December 28, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.  Casket Bearers will be Damon Uhde, McKenna Uhde, Avarie Uhde, Kaitlyn Uhde, and Christopher Uhde.  Honorary Casket Bearers will be all of Paula’s nieces and nephews.

Interment will be in the Spring of 2021.

Due to COVID-19 health mandates, everyone will be required to social distance and wearing of facial coverings.

For those who are unable to attend, the Funeral Service will be livestreamed and recorded on Paula's obituary page on the Anderson Funeral Home website.

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Paula Uhde, please visit our flower store.

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Monday, December 28, 2020

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