Born: April 5, 1925
Died: September 4, 2019
Paul Kenneth Edwards “PK”, 94, formerly an Ottawa resident, passed away at Cook Carefree Assisted Living in Cook, MN on September 4, 2019.
PK was a 2nd Lieutenant Radar Instructor in the Army Air Corps during WWII. He completed his BS in Mining Engineering from Missouri School of Mines in Rolla, Missouri in 1949. While living in Ottawa, he worked at both the Ottawa Silica Sand Plant and Wedron Sand Plant asthe Project Engineer and Head of Operations. His career then took him to Minnesota, Connecticut, Germany, China, and Venezuela.
PK is survived by his wife, Dorothy, married 67 years. His children Diane (Tom) Draper, Cathy (Denis) Burand, Janet (George) Csolak, Sandy (John) Halonen, and John (Maggie) Edwards, 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister Mary Jane Kohl, and brother Rich Edwards; and numerous nieces and nephews.
PK is preceded in death by his son, Philip Edwards, his brother-in-law, Richard Wullschleger, his parents, Raymond and Edna Edwards, and 5 siblings.
A celebration of life will be scheduled for July 2020 at the home on Lake Vermilion in Cook,MN. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National WWII Museum, www.nationalww2museum.org. To leave an online condolence visitwww.mlakerfuneralhome.com.