Martin Michael Paradee was born in Willmar, Jan. 16, 1982, to Velyndon and Paula Paradee.

OBITUARY: Martin Michael Paradee

Martin Michael Paradee was born in Willmar, Jan. 16, 1982, to Velyndon and Paula Paradee. He passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017, at the age of 35, at his home in Watson. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, July 30, at the Montevideo Community Center.

Martin grew up on the family farm near Sacred Heart. He was baptized, had First Communion, and an altar boy at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. He attended Renville school and was a boy scout. Later he went on to get his GED. Martin was a “Jack of all trades.” He could fix most anything. He had a love of the outdoors, nature and animals.

Surviving are his significant other, Sonja Mahlow Johnson and her children, Destinee, Brayden and Kennedy; mother, Paula; brothers, Daniel and Adam; sisters, Tammy Enge, Robin Savoy, Sarah Paradee, Esther Bauer, Lesa Renner and Rachel Paradee, and their children; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceding him in death were his father, Velyndon Paradee; and grandparents, Pete and Helen Paradee, and Fred and Millie Otsea.