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In Memory of Paul Rebholz

Gathering of Family and Friends

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday August 19, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Gathering of Family and Friends

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday August 20, 2020
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday August 21, 2020
St. Ambrose Catholic Church
4125 Woodbury Drive
Woodbury Minnesota

Paul Gerard Rebholz, age 56 of Woodbury, Minnesota passed away after a courageous battle with brain cancer on August 12, 2020 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Paul was born on May 28, 1964 in Sparta, Wisconsin to Roger and Ann (Coyle) Rebholz. He grew up in Hudson and graduated from Hudson High School in 1982. Paul continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls before earning a MBA at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. He was united in marriage to Laura Meyer on November 11, 1989 in River Falls, WI, and the couple were blessed with two sons, Joshua and Jacob. Paul worked as the Director of Public Finance for the financial services company Baird.

Paul was a devoted husband, dedicated father, and faithful servant of God. He shared his deeply rooted Catholic faith with others through his daily life. He was a member of St Ambrose Catholic Church. 

Paul will remain in the hearts of his wife, Laura “Laurie” of Woodbury, MN; sons, Joshua (Taylor) of St. Paul, MN, and Jacob of Woodbury, MN; his mother, Ann Rebholz of Hudson, WI; siblings, Vince (Patti) Rebholz of Knoxville, TN, Nancy (Johnnie) Linto of Lula, GA, and Becky (Patrick) Guenther of Oregon, WI; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Roger.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Paul will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 21st at Saint Ambrose Catholic Church; 4125 Woodbury Drive, Woodbury, MN. A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on both Wednesday, August 19th and Thursday, August 20th at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson, WI. Masks and appropriate social distancing are required at the funeral home and the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Courage Kenny Foundation and Camp Kesem.

Saint Ambrose Catholic Church will be live streaming Paul’s funeral mass starting at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 21st. For those that wish to watch the service, you may connect through Saint Ambrose Catholic Church Facebook Live, a Facebook account is not necessary to view the service.

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    • So sorry to hear of my dear friend Pauly’s passing. A great friend from our Norwest Bank days. No longer suffering on this side and heaven has gained an angel. Rest in eternal peace. Much love to all the family.

    • Sending my sympathy to Paul’s family. I got to know Paul when he was at Wells Fargo and provided banking services for a company I worked with in Somerset. He was such a kind and personable man. We shared a love for UW-River Falls.

    • Dear Rebholz family,
      Laurie and Paul were some of the kindest people we knew at our time at St Ambrose. We are thinking of you and sending up prayers that the support of friends and family wrap you in love as you celebrate Paul’s life. May the days come soon that the little things make you smile remembering him. 💚

    • I seldom read the local paper and was surprised to see Paul smiling back at me this morning! Our families met during vulnerable times in our lives at Regions and both Courage Kenny facilities that we attended. We will miss our chance meetings in Stillwater.

      May you find peace during this difficult time.

    • Dearest Laurie, Joshua and Jacob,
      Paul was a great mentor and friend. I had the pleasure to sit beside him and host election coverage. We had many insider laughs and shenanigans when the cameras were not rolling. He was truly a servant leader. You are in our prayers. God bless.
      Kelly Jahner-Byrne
      John Byrne
      Pearse Byrne

    • I met Paul when I was president of our homeowners association. Paul served his community with such grace and style. He had just the right mix of patience, warmth, humor and empathy. He was a friend and mentor.

      Wishing God’s peace and comfort to his family.

      Al Rudnickas

    • Rebholz Family – Thoughts, prayers, and hugs with all of you during this difficult time. Paul provided banking services to the State of Wisconsin while at Wells Fargo; while his banking services were top notch, it was second fiddle to his love of Wisconsin athletics. I will miss his texts while watching Badger football. God Bless!

    • Rebholz family,

      I knew Paul when he worked at Wells Fargo and we had a connection thru UW-RF. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • Laurie, Josh, Jake, and Family:
      My deepest sympathies. I was saddened to hear the news of Paul’s health challenges and passing. I so enjoyed getting to know him back in 2002 while we were both with Wells Fargo. We shared many stories and experiences over the years, and I will always remember his wit, smile, and laugh. I will also remember your family trip to San Diego way back when.
      I am so glad that we were able to share a few meals over the years when I visited the Twin Cities, and though our career paths took us down different roads, I always knew that we could pick right back up!

      God Bless you all.

      Bob Taylor

    • I had the pleasure of working with Paul many years ago. Paul would light up any room with his robust greeting, warm smile and heartfelt wishes…… a true Gentleman. He was one of a kind!! He is now pain free and an Angel above. God’s Blessings to Paul’s family during this difficult time.

    • I want to share and celebrate the life of my good friend, Paul. Words cannot express how much I will miss him. He was a model of how we should live our lives. All we can do now is celebrate the life of an exemplary father, husband, son, uncle, brother, community member, friend and faithful member of church and God’s family.
      Please raise a glass to Paulie, and please say a prayer for his family.
      Our loss is heaven’s gain!

    • Dear Rebohlz family,
      May the grace and peace of God envelop you! So very sorry for your loss. Paul was such an inspiration.
      Blessings,
      Steve Fraser

    • Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your boys, Laurie. Paul was a special man who made all around him have fun and feel good! We were lucky to have met you both and we are very sorry for your loss.
      ~Don & Cori

    • We are so very sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. He was courageous in his battle and you, Laurie, were as well. Our hearts go out to you and the boys. May God hold you all in his hands as you navigate this journey. Continued prayers🙏🏻

    • I’ll miss cousin Paul very much. As kids we would go up in the barn and make forts out of hay bails. He had a playful nature and was the life of the party. I looked up to him as did many others in the way Paul could make anyone feel comfortable in any setting. Love you Paul. Forever in our hearts in that big red barn in the sky. JV & Family

    • Please accept my deepest sympathy.

      Paul was a good man whose wit and laugh and talent will be long remembered. I can still see his smile and hear his laughter in the TBT Office (True Blue Times newspaper) of Hudson High School where we were on staff. Paul had a beautiful voice. The HHS choir and swing choir were enriched because of him.

      God bless the memory and life of Paul.

      Katie Gehn Johnson
      HHS ‘83

    • Paul got shorted on his time with us, but he is not lost. He is found and he is free of pain and cancer. May god bless his immediate family as they grieve with pain.

    • Dear Rebholz family,
      My deepest sympathies. Paul was a good friend to everyone and will be greatly missed. I will always remember his smile and the love he shared with his family and friends. You are and will be in my thoughts and prayers. May Paul rest in the loving arms of our dear Lord.

    • Rebholz family,

      You are in our prayers at this trying time. We will always remember Paul as the life of the party! His quick wit, positive attitude and great smile we will always remember!

      God Bless!