Paula Mae Lattimore, 63

Paula Mae Lattimore, age 63, of Elysian passed away Saturday, January 21, 2023, at Mayo Clinic – St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. 

Paula was born to Jerold and Janet (Bosch) Gunnink on May 26, 1959 in Slayton, MN. She graduated from Lakeville High School with the class of 1977. She worked as a supervisor at Menasha for 23 years before working at Sterling in Owatonna. In the summer of 1979, she was united in marriage to Joseph Lattimore at their home and celebrated with a barn dance. Together, they had their daughter, Sandie, who Paula loved more than anything in the world.

Outside of work, Paula loved gardening. She would tend to her many beds of flowers and vegetables annually. She also enjoyed canning. She loved making everyone strawberry rhubarb jam fresh from her garden. You would also find her creating beautiful artwork over the years, especially through coloring with colored pencils. She loved camping with her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed.

Paula is survived by her husband, Joe Lattimore; daughter, Sandie Lattimore; step-daughter, Stacie Lattimore; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; mother, Janet Gunnink; and siblings, Dave, Scott, and Linda. She was preceded in death by her father, Jerold Gunnink.

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

Dennis-Steffel-Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service are handling arrangements.




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