Alvin Paul Servick of Rochester passed away peacefully at the age of 82, on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Samaritan Bethany on 8th.
Paul was born on January 27, 1940 in Rochester, PA to Alvin P and Norma D (Bennett) Servick. He met his bride, Deanna Joy Wolfgram in Tarkio, Missouri while attending college and on June 26, 1959, they were married at Peace Church of Rochester, MN.
Paul and Dee spent a couple of years in the Pittsburgh, PA area starting a family before making their home and raising their two sons in Rochester, MN. He established a career at Mayo Clinic, working over 30 years as a cardiovascular monitoring technician. He formed close friendships with many of his coworkers and devoted himself to provide care to many patients.
He enjoyed traveling, making cross-country trips to stay in touch with family, go on vacations, attend reunions and other special occasions. There were countless trips to support sports activities that his sons were involved with, beginning with youth hockey, baseball and football leagues. Even after his sons graduated high school, he and Deanna enjoyed attending high school sporting events for many years.
Upon retirement, at the end of December 1994, he and Deanna began spending more time at their rustic lake cabin near Siren, WI purchased in 1992. They enjoyed hosting family and friends for gatherings at the lake where activities always included their preparation of a feast. A modern cabin was eventually built allowing for year-round activities and space for more guests.
Connecting with family and friends, sharing stories of different cultures and traditions, people he met and places he visited, were some of Paul's greatest joys in life. Everyone who met Paul considered themselves fortunate to have known him. He will be greatly missed.
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Dee Servick; 2 sons Charlie (Susie) Servick and Don Servick (Karen Williams); 5 grandchildren, Graham Servick, Paige Servick, Lauren Servick, Leah Schroetter (Jacob) and Emily Servick; 2 great grandchildren, Oliva and Cooper Schroetter, sister Norma Neumann; and 2 brothers David Servick and Howard Goehring Jr.
He was preceded in death by his father Alvin P Servick; his mother Norma D Goehring; stepfather Howard Goehring, Sr; sister Mary Ann Wood; brother John Servick; and nephews Howard Goehring III and Stephen Servick.
A gathering to celebrate Paul's life will be held at Ranfranz & Vine Remembrance & Reception Centre, 5482 Royal Place NW, on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Servick family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com.
Rochester, MN 55901
Deanna and family,
I was so sorry to read of Paul's passing and then find I missed his celebration of life on Saturday.
I stay in contact with Dennis & Charlotte at Christmas yet, so I know they will let me know how you are doing. My thoughts are with you all at this time.
I was so saddened to hear of Paul's passing...he was a very special person to me. We both served on the Church Council together and were involved in Christian Fellowship. I have fond memories of working with with Paul, and watching how doting he was to Dee. My deepest sympathies to the entire family.
Thanks to brother-in-law Tim Tarara, I had the pleasure of getting to know Paul and Dee as we cut many trailer loads of wood from their Wisconsin property. What a kind man, very generous and always grateful! Sending thoughts, prayers and sympathy to Dee and family.
Dear Dee and family,
please know that we are sending love, hugs and prayers. Nancy & Tom Hockert
Sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a terrific neighbor there on 13th avenue, always ready to spend time with members of our family, sincerely asking how we were getting along. He was a good man.
I knew Paul for more than 50 years. We worked together for over 20 years and remained friends sharing Wisconsin cabin memories. He was a true friend.
He trained me to be the best tech I could be a good friend and coworker. Steve Koenig
Paul has been a good friend since 1975. I will miss him greatly.
Charlie and Don, thank you for being there for him especially in the end. Sending prayers for your mom, Charlie, Don and your families.