Paul Probach, age 55, of Mass City, Michigan and formerly of Cambridge Minnesota, entered his Heavenly reward on January 15, 2022 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, MN with family by his side. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at Strike Life Tributes in Cambridge with a visiting time 1 hour prior. There will be a dessert reception to follow. The service will be livestreamed and available to watch for 60 days.
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Paul was born January 23, 1966 in Mankato, Minnesota to Bruce and Sheila Probach.
At a young age his family moved to the St. Cloud area were Paul attended school, graduating from St. Cloud Tech. For six years he served his country as a submariner in the United States Navy.
Paul and Gail started PGP Computers in Cambridge in 2003. Until present he served many satisfied clients. Paul was a dedicated, active member of Revive Church in Cambridge for 20 years. His personal relationship with Christ was evident in his giving nature as a loving husband, generous father and honest businessman. Those who spent time with Paul came to expect his sense of humor to navigate almost any situation!
Paul and Gail recently moved to Mass City, Michigan to enjoy the outdoors and start a new adventure together. Paul enjoyed hiking, his two beagles, four wheeling, working on puzzles, traveling, listening to music and especially providing opportunity and memories for his family and friends. Paul lived to give. All who knew Paul were touched by his desire to make them happy. A life well lived. As in life, Paul’s generosity continues on in his death. As an organ donor, Paul gave two others life. Thank you Paul, you will be missed and forever have a place in our hearts.
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Gail; children, Amy (Isaiah) Landis, Megan Probach, Cameron Carlson, and Chase (Megan) Carlson; mother, Sheila Hanneman and by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Bruce Probach; step father, Donald Hannemann; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marvin and Verla Reierson and brother-in-law, Craig Reierson.
Till we meet again my friend ,we made some amazing memories here together
Mike Husnik says
I was shocked to here of Paul’s passing. I will miss his humorous posts on face book that I always got a kick out of!!!
Paul and Gail took care of all my computer business needs for close to 20 years with professional and polite manner. I could always call and ask him for help. He had a knack to put it in perspective for sure. Paul and Gail were a great couple and you could tell they loved there family , dogs too to the fullest! Being with the lord will be a accomplishment for Paul and I’m sure he’s helping out with tech up there ! May god bless Gail and family and give them strength to endure the sorrow!
I am really gonna miss ya, man. You were always fun to talk to and were always positive about things. You are a kind and generous soul whose love for your family was abundant. I appreciated working with you in the computer biz and could always trust you. All the talks in the middle of the street, impromptu dinners together with our families, and just you always being there when needed are memories that bring a smile to my face every time I think about them. The world was a much better place with you in it and is a lesser place without you. Our deepest condolences to your family. Until we meet again, keep that big smile my friend.
I love you huge!
Paige Gunderson Watta says
Orlando and I are praying for God’s peace and comfort to surround you all during this time of loss. Paul did so much for my family and his kind heart and generosity will be greatly missed, but deeply cherished. Our deepest sympathy is with you.
Fred Brokaw says
I served with Paul on the USS WILL ROGERS (SSBN 659 BLUE). He was a good friend and shipmate. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. Thank you Paul for everything you did for so many people and all the smiles you put on peoples faces. Till we meet a again.
Randy Tarsi says
My deepest condolences to Gail and all of the family. It was an honor to have met Paul! Take care and God Bless!
Amy Boettcher says
I’m terribly sorry for your loss.
Catherine Bouley says
I will miss that big smile, contagious laugh and the biggest most generous heart of anyone I know. You touched my life in such a big way. Until we meet again in the Lords house you will not be forgotten.
Tim Guderian says
My deepest sympathies to you Gail and your family. Paul was one of kindest man I have ever had the pleasure ok knowing.
Ashley Gehrke says
So sorry and surprised to hear of Paul’s passing. He was a fantastic person with a huge heart— he would be there to help anyone, in any way that he could, any time they asked. Prayers for his family and friends at this time.
Michelle Kelsey says
Paul started as my “computer guy” and became a friend. He would sit in my office trying his hardest to explain some server concept (which he knew I was never going to understand) and soon I would give up trying to understand computers and we would spend an hour talking about family, vacations, and places we each wanted to see in the world. Our whole staff enjoyed his laughter and appreciated his patience with us. We will miss him. Gail and family – you are in all of our thoughts. He was as lucky to have you as you were to have him.
I was your tagalong. You were kinda forced to look after me, but you never made me feel like I was bothering you. The pic of you and me with Auntie Sheila’s velvet wall paper…I remember that day as one of my earliest memories. Mark was just born and we both became your constant companions. You taught me how to hang out with the big boys and hold my own…You were my hero, more like a big brother than a cousin. We lived within blocks of each other for the first 8 years of my life. You teased me mercilessly. Mom taught me that ignoring you would make you stop- that didn’t happen, you just found new ways…I love you for that. I remember playing keep away from Mark with that Glow in Dark ghost from a Boo Berries cereal box. Turn off all the lights til it was pitch black in my room and we would toss the glowing ghost back and forth and dive for it…you knocked me out unconscious for minute when we banged heads… I guess we can tell the parents about it now. I will love you forever Paul. This isn’t fair at all.
HEATHER O'MEARA says
I am at a loss for words. I am so so so sorry for your loss. I was shocked when I heard of Paul’s passing. He was so wonderful. I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now, but I’m sending you peace, love, and strength.
So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. You’ve been in our thoughts and prayers.
Sonya Ilacqua says
So sorry for the loss of this wonderful Christian man. My heart goes out to his family. He will be deeply missed.
Alan Kretman says
Paul was a dear friend for over 30 years and helped to guide and propel me on my faith journey at a low point in my life. I will forever be grateful for what he did. As a brother in Jesus Christ, I know that I will see him again in heaven. My heart goes out to his family for their loss and I pray that the Lord wraps each one of them in his enduring love.