Funeral Service for Jeff Paschke

Funeral service can be viewed here April 1, 2022 at 11:00 AM

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Obituary for Jeff Paschke

November 25, 1960 - March 16, 2022

Jeffrey Scott Paschke was born on November 25, 1960, in Virginia, MN. He was married on January 12, 1979, to Janelle Wiitala.  Jeff was truly a man of God and died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on March 16, 2022. Jeff's greatest accomplishment and the thing he was most proud of was his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle. Jeff loved to be involved in his children’s and now grandchildren’s activities. Even to the end, he was planning to train his grandchildren in their extra-curricular activities.

He is survived by his wife Janelle Paschke of Andover. His children, Lenny (Alisha) Paschke of East Bethel, Amber (Peter) Sackett of Andover, Melissa (Perry) Schramm of Anoka. His 11 grandchildren, Brooke, Ella, Taylor, Evan, Logan, Lillian, Payton, Kaylea, Doan, Evan, and Olivia. His mother Clara Paschke of Biwabik and father-in-law Russell Wiitala of Virginia. His siblings Lynn (John) Rikala, Roxanne (James) Kottke, William (Lori) Paschke, Laurits (Anne) Nielsen, Lisa (Craig) Hultgren, Sherry Wiitala, Bryan (Allison) Wiitala, Cheryl Wiitala (Bruce) Johnson, Cathy (Rob) Heim Wiitala, and many other extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by his father Vernon Paschke, his mother-in-law Louella Wiitala, mother-in-law Shirley Sarkela-Wiitala, brother-in-law Larry Wiitala.

Memorials can be sent to Moving Day Twin Cities-Team: Prayer Partners for Parkinson Moving Day Twin Cities: Prayer Partners for Parkinsons - Parkinson's Foundation ( or Struthers Parkinson’s Center Donation form (

Visitation/Memorial will be held on March 31, 2022, from 5 PM-7 PM at Thurston-DeShaw Funeral Home,13817 Jay Street, Andover, MN 55304. Funeral services April 1, 2022 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior at Mount Olive Lutheran Church at 700 Western St, Anoka, MN 55303.