Terence Paxton

Terence Paxton

Terence Warren Paxton, age 55 of Milaca, passed away Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at his residence.
Terry was born May 23, 1958 to Alan and Beulah (Stromwall) Paxton in Milaca. He graduated from Milaca High School in 1976 and from the police academy in Alexandria in 1978.
He worked in law enforcement his entire career. He served the communities of Tyler, Milaca, Washington County, and finished his career in Sherburne County as a member of their SWAT team.
He was united in marriage to Karen Ridens in Coon Rapids on Sept. 4, 1982. He later married Sondra Mayer on June 26, 1993 in Milaca.
He is survived by son Jason Paxon of East Bethel and daughter Rebecca (Luke) Emmerich of Saint Francis; grandchildren Masin Paxton and Brianne Emmerich; brothers and sisters Mary (Jack) Epperson of Dayton, Nev., Steve (Lisa) Paxton of Brainerd, Gail (Michael) Anderson of Milaca, Brian Paxton of Milaca, Nancy (Dan) Ruis of Milaca, Kevin (Amy) Paxton of Milaca, and Janene (Tim) Faust of Cloverdale; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents and brother Michael.
A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 10 at the Saint Marys Catholic Church in Milaca. Interment will be at St. Marys Cemetery at a later date.

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