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Paul Francis Mai

September 26, 1955 — May 9, 2019

Paul Francis Mai,age 63, of Alton passed away May 9, 2019 at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Oyens, IA with Father William McCarthy officiating and Deacon Rick Roder assisting.  Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Remsen, IA at a later date.  Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Monday.  There will be a rosary and a vigil prayer service all at 5 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen.  Visitation will resume 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Paul was born September 26, 1955 to Bob & Mary (Cronin) Mai in Le Mars. He was raised in rural Remsen. He attended Remsen Union and graduated in 1974.

He was united in marriage to Andrea Jonas and was blessed with 4 children. They later divorced.

He was united in marriage to Patricia Miranda in 2010.

He farmed all his life with his dad, milked cows, and raised chickens on the family farm.

In 1979 his dreams came true when he purchased his own farm outside of Alton; he continued his passion for farming up until his death. He also raised hogs until his farming accident in 1995.  He drove truck to deliver papers for White Wolf Web until 2016.

He enjoyed going fast (out running cops) in whatever he drove, whether it be his Harley, the Lincoln, or his Torino in high school. He enjoyed traveling to Mexico with Patricia, visiting Okoboji to eat Bob dogs, attending the Clay County Fair to see all the tractors, and camping at the Iowa State Fair. His grandchildren brought him great joy, he loved when the family gathered at the farm together. He was very proud of his grandson Sean for joining the United States Marine Corp. He enjoyed sweets like apple pie, Snickers, and fried cinnamon rolls from Bob’s in Remsen.

He will be remembered for bringing laughter & joy to anyone he met, his willingness to help friends and neighbors in time of need. He will also be remembered for his many stories of his enthusiastic youth, and making his children play multiple hands of Euchre in the winter after school.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Mai of Alton, IA; 4 children, Anita Mai of Olathe, KS, Theresa (Wesley) Budden of Granville, IA, Patrick (Sara) Mai of Hospers, IA and Marcus (Brooke) Mai of Orange City, IA; 2 step-daughters, Patricia Alejandra Gomez & Araceli Gomez of Guadalajara, Mexico; 8 Grandchildren; Sean Muilenburg, Isabella & Keira Budden, Connor & Owen Mai, and Brielle, Brantley & Bristol Mai; His siblings, Jim (Donna) Mai of LeMars, IA, sister-in-law Kathy Mai of Aberdeen, SD, Carol (Bob) Hardy of Harrisburg, SD, John (Sherrie) Mai of LeMars, IA, Mary Mai of Remsen, IA & Judy (Randy) Aldrich of Sioux Falls, SD & numerous nieces and nephews.

Welcoming him into heaven are an infant daughter, Crystal, his parents Bob & Mary Mai, and brother Tom Mai.

Dad left us with a legacy of a strong work ethic, colorful vocabulary, a love of sweets and the ability to make the best out of every situation.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, May 13, 2019

4:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Fisch Funeral Home & Monuments

310 Fulton St, Remsen, IA 51050

Visitation with family present will be 4-7 p.m. Monday. There will be a rosary and a vigil prayer service all at 5 p.m. at Fisch Funeral Home & Monument in Remsen. Visitation will resume 9-10 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home

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