Paul J. Ikier
Paul J. Ikier, age 66,of Fridley, MN, passed away on November 7, 2019. He is survived by his wife Cheryl, sons Peter and Joseph, sisters Joann and Charri, and several family members. Paul was preceded in death by his father Elmer and his mother Bernice. His love of sports first led him to a career in racquetball and future to his passion for golf, leading him to become part of the Island Pine Golf Course in Atwater, MN. To his friends, while pheasant hunting in MN and ND he became known as "One Shot Ikier." Throughout his life he always reached out a hand to help others and for that he is truly missed by all. The wake of his death has shown the waves of his impact in many lives. Memorial Service will be held at St. Philip's Lutheran Church in Fridley, MN, on Friday, November 15th, 2019. A gathering will start at 10 AM with Memorial Service at 11 AM.
Published on November 11, 2019

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Joel Botten
Nov 12, 2019
I was Paul's fifth grade teacher. One of my first classes at Monroe in North Mankato. His Dad Elmer, Paul and I went fishing and water skiing together a few times. We were neighbors in Langness Heights, N. Mankato and Bernice made the best homemade donuts. My sincere sympathy to Cherrrie and family as well as his family all. Will not forget Paul. He was too young to leave us. Joel Botten
Bob Apitz (New Ulm, MN & formerly Mankato, MN)
Nov 12, 2019
So very very, sorry for your loss. I knew Paul well as we were growing up in Mankato. Best memories were of us attending church & Sunday School and being confirmed together at Our Saviors Lutheran.
Then as teens, while I had been working for several years at the Mankato YMCA, I watched and witnessed Paul develop into a extraordinary young racquetball player who showed a remarkable talent for the game at a very early age! Oh wow, he was phenomenal back then, to say the least! I can understand why his adult hunting friends would have nicknamed him “one shot Ikier”, because no matter who he was up against at the Y, it didn’t take long and his matches were over!
While the sport bec
...ame the focus of his life and mine youth program services at the Y, we drifted apart and unfortunately didn’t stay in touch. However, I will always remember his wonderful smile and the kindness and concern shown me and so many others throughout those years growing up in Mankato. It’s hard to loose a friend no matter what, and that’s what I feel as I share this with you.
My Sympathy & Blessings To The Entire Family -
Bob Apitz
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