Died on Monday, November 7, 2022, at his residence. 
He was bom on June 8, 1953, in St. Paul, son of Rita and Donald Pfalz.
He worked in the printing industry and was a ten-year cancer survivor.
Music was his life.  Music touched him and spoke to him deeply and brightly.
He reveled in the ways songs give voice to the joys and sorrows of being human.
He loved sharing music’s language, playing in bands and teaching others.
Trumpet was his instrument of choice.
He began playing in childhood.
He played the trumpet in school, the St. Paul Drum and Bugle Corps,
and as a founding member of his band “Built for Comfort” and other bands.
Paul had the heart of a musician.
To him, music is the language of our love and hope and sorrows and dreams.
The next time we hear our favorite songs,
he wants us to think of how music connects us to others.
Preceding him in death are his parents Rita and Don Pfalz.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Kinney; former spouse, Patricia Byrne;
daughters, Katie (with husband Brendon), Kristen (with husband Kevin) and Ruth (with fiancé Mark);
grandchildren, Amelia, Greta, Ramona, Elliot and Charlotte;
sisters, Marv (with husband Don) and Dona (witn husband Dave); brother, Peter (with wife Kelly);
and several nieces and nephews.
If desired, donations in Paul’s name may be made to the Save the Music Foundation; savethemusic.org.
To leave an online condolence, please visit www.dowsnfh.com.

Paul J. Pfalz
June 8, 1953 - November 7, 2022

St Paul Scouts
 In Memory Of...


St Paul Scouts
Soprano     -     1962 - 1970

Dr. Robert Lawrence Nelson, DDS, Ph.D, age 76, went home to be with Jesus on May 8, 2022,
after a 26+ year battle with multiple sclerosis.   
Robert accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord at age 21
through the influence of his future wife, Norma.   
His faith became the foundation of his daily living,
and God was his strength and helper through many difficult situations.
Bob met Norma at Wilson High School in St Paul.   
They started dating after high school for four years before being married on August 20, 1967.   
Bob and Norma were married for 53 years. 
  Bob studied at the University of Minnesota and graduated from the School of Dentistry in 1969.   
He completed his Oral Surgery residency in 1972 and received his Ph.D in Anatomy in 1975.
They moved to Mankato in 1976 and was in private practice of oral surgery from 1976-2000.   
They joined the Covenant Church in 1978.   
He volunteered with the youth at church, leading Covenant Crusaders/AWANA 6th graders and helped lead mission trips to Jackson, Mississippi, China, and Russia.   
He was an active leader in bible study fellowship for almost 20 years and helped lead the children's program.   Bob and Norma tutored immigrants to help them improve English reading and comprehension skills.   
He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, national parks, and being outdoors.
Bob is survived by sons, Eric (Shelly) of Fond Du Lac, WI, Matthew (Cara) of Arden Hills, MN, and Jonathan (Lurae) of St. Cloud, MN; 7 treasured grandchildren, Caleb, Abigail, Thomas, Jessica, Ellianna, Betsy, and Jillian.   He is also survived by his mother, Marilyn; brother, Dick (Karen) Nelson; brother-in-law, Dan (Donna) Berry; and sister-in-law, Nancy (Bill) Clute.
He was preceded in death by his father, Warren; wife, Norma; and brother/sister-in-law, Doug and Nancy Berry.
Special thanks to all friends and family who prayed for and visited Bob and Norma through the years.
A recording can be found at:               

St Paul Scouts
Color Guard    -    1962 - 1970

Dr. Robert Lawrence Nelson, DDS, Ph.D
December 26, 1945 - May 8, 2022

Sorry, I didn't hear about Bob until 11/20...