Neil  Paarmann


Neil Paarmann, age 54, passed away on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Neil was the type to find joy in every day, but he especially enjoyed fishing, running, woodworking, and the Vikings. Above all else, his greatest passion was his family: his wife, Kerry, and children Caleb, Kelsey, Colin, and Bryanna. Some things he enjoyed somewhat less included spicy food, hot weather, and bad attitudes. He grew up on a farm in Iowa with parents Kenneth and Charlene and siblings Julie and Eric. Neil was an outdoor enthusiast, dedicated teacher, and passionate coach for many years. He was known for his positive attitude and ability to build up those around him. In his honor, we will be hosting a celebration of life at Mankato East High School on Friday, April 19, 2019 from 3 to 6 p.m. Northview - North Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Amy Project at Be The Match Be The Match facilitates stem cell transplants for patients with Leukemia and other blood cancers. The Amy Project supports research to combat post transplant complications, similar to those that Neil faced. Another way to support this cause is to join the donor registry at
Published on April 15, 2019
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3 posts

Dan Nelson
Apr 19, 2019
As a fellow teacher at East high Neil was example to all of us. His love for the profession and his students was the highest. As a coach and teacher there was none better.
Michael T. Hensel
Apr 16, 2019
I have very fond memories of Neil when he was a Football coach of mine in 1989. We also enjoyed times on Lake George fishing Sunfish through the ice.
Enjoy good fishing from now on my friend!
Sherry Cooper/ Wittmer
Apr 15, 2019
He was always so happy and bright. He was always willing to help the students at Mankato East no matter what. This student from the class of 2011 will miss him greatly.