Paul James Joslin


October 22, 1950 - September 23, 2008


Paul James Joslin was born October 22, 1950. He was born and raised in Sioux City, IA; parents Dwight and Berniece (Roberts) Joslin. He attended school at Sioux City and graduated from Sioux City Central High School in 1969. He graduated from the University of South Dakota in 1973 where he was a member of the USD Swim Team. On May 19, 1973, he married Peggy Laird at the United Methodist Church in Alexandria. They lived in Sioux City, IA; Sergeant Bluff, IA; Omaha, NE; Little Rock, AR; Sioux Falls, SD, and Sheldon, IA. They moved to Mitchell in 1987, where he was employed at Trail King Industries until 1992. He then owned American Global Co., Global Security Inc. and the UPS Store in Mitchell until his retirement.


He was a member of the Masonic Resurgam Lodge #31, El Riad Shrine, member and Past President Corn Palace Shrine Club, member of the Yankton Scottish Rite, Hanson County Water Board, Moose Lodge and the First United Methodist Church. He had been a member of the Mitchell Rotary Club, Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee, Board member of the Friends of the Middle Border Museum, Phi Delta Theta, and the Elks Lodge. He was the Shriner of the Year in 2006, Hillbilly of the Year in 2007 and Honorary Corn Palace Shrine Circus Chairman in 2007.


He is survived by his wife Peggy, two daughters: Angella (Matt) Buenzow, Mitchell; Amy (Ryan) Brech of Sioux Falls; three grandchildren: Riley Brech and Morgan and Mason Buenzow; his father, Dwight Joslin, Sioux City, IA; three brothers: Larry (Cheri) Joslin, Sioux City, IA; Ronald (Karen) Joslin, Fordyce, NE; Louis (Sue) Joslin, Ellicott City, MD; one sister-in-law, Judy (William) Andersen, Austin, TX; his mother and father-in-law, Wayne and Connie Laird, Mitchell and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother Berniece, a sister Lorraine, an infant brother and his grandparents.



Friday, September 26, 2008
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Masonic Services ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, September 27, 2008
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Kathy Krush on September 26, 2008
It is with great sadness that I write this note. What a huge part of our family that Paul was! We grew up as cousins but it felt more like brothers & sisters. What a brave man he was and what a dedicated family he had. During the hard times, even the mention of his family would put a smile on his face. Please consider this my big hug to each of you. I hold the whole Joslin family close to my heart today and always.
Posted by Brenda Smith on September 25, 2008
Amy and family,

My heart is aching for you with your father's passing away. I never had the pleasure of meeting your dad, but I remember how your eyes would sparkle and light up the room when you would tell us stories about time spent with your dad and mom. The laughter and love he shared with you will be with you always and forever. My heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by John and Becky Olson on September 25, 2008
Our sincerest sympathies to Peggy and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Kim & Jorden Weihe on September 25, 2008
Jorden and I would like to express our sympathy to the family of
Paul James Joslin. We had the chance to spend time with Amy, Ryan and her family last year and what a joy it was. Amy, Ryan, Peggy and Family, you will be in our hearts, our thoughts and prayers.

Kim & Jorden Weihe
Posted by Brian Schnieder and Family on September 25, 2008
Our deepest condolences and most heartfelt prayers to you. Paul was a great man and we area ll blessed for having had him in our lives, no matter how long or how short. The coming times may be hard, it is never easy to loose a loved one, but I believe Paul is always with us and watching over. God Bless you all.
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