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Paul J. "Butch" Riewer, 71, of Perham, died May 21, 2014 in his home. Visitation will be held on Monday, May 26, at Schoeneberger Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. with parish prayers at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume on Tuesday, May 27 at St. Henry's Catholic Church beginning at 10 a.m. followed by the memorial mass at 11 a.m. Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

Paul was born on April 28, 1943 in Perham, the son of George and Rose (Phillips) Riewer. He graduated from Perham High School in 1962. Paul entered the U.S. Navy in 1965 and served in Vietnam and Desert Storm. While stationed in the Philippines, he met the love of his life, Maria "Lisa." While in the military, Paul earned many awards and commendations. After 28 years of service, he retired in 1993 achieving the rank as Senior Chief Petty Officer. Paul was a dedicated family man and enjoyed traveling and seeing many national landmarks. He loved to hunt, fish, ride motorcycles and four-wheelers. Paul took care of his neighbor's yard and enjoyed playing pool, darts, bowling, and keeping his truck looking nice. He was a dedicated member of the Dent American Legion Post 148.

Surviving Paul is his son, Paul of Perham; his daughter, Reyna (Cory) Samp of Fergus Falls; his grandchildren, Sydney and Sully; his three brothers, Bill (Verna Lee) of Dent, Tom (Cindy) of Perham and Mike (Sharon) of Park Rapids; his three sisters, Kathy (Jim) Clark of Perham, Mary Orvik of Perham, and Deb Riewer of Perham; along with many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Paul in death are his parents; his wife, Lisa; and three infant brothers.

He is loved and will be missed greatly.

Schoeneberger Funeral Home -Perham, is handling the arrangements. For online condolences, visit