8/30/2021 7:36:00 AM Prayer service for Paul Towey planned for Sept. 1
The prayer service for Paul H. Towey, 67, formerly of Stewartville, and a longtime Nerstrand resident, will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church with Father Kevin Connelly officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Mr. Towey died on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021 of natural causes at the Emeralds Rehabilitation Center in Fairbault, where he had been a patient for four weeks. Paul Harold Towey was born on Dec. 20, 1953 in Rochester, to Harold and Helen (Carroll) Towey. Paul was born with special needs and grew up on the farm in rural Stewartville. He attended Stewartville Special Education classes and graduated from Stewartville High School in 1971. He lived with his parents in Stewartville for a number of years and for a time in managed care in Rochester, before moving to Nerstrand where he lived at Our Circle of Friends Group Home and Farm. He lived at the group home for many years and worked his dream job at the Nerstrand Agri Center. He was a past member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Stewartville. He volunteered with the local Meals on Wheels chapter in Nerstrand. He enjoyed playing cards, reading farming magazines and watching the local news on TV. Paul was a weather expert and was always keeping an eye on the weather where anyone he knew resided. Paul is survived by many loving cousins. He is also survived by his amazing supporting and caring family at Our Circle of Friends and his workmates at Agri Center in Nerstrand. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Helen Towey and his longtime guardian and cousin, Jerry Towey. A time of visitation for family and friends will be from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 1, 2021) at St. Bernard's Catholic Church. Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Paul are welcome at www.griffin-gray.com.