Paul Allan Habberstad |

Paul Allan Habberstad

Paul Habberstad, former resident of Aspen, Colo., passed away Dec. 4 at his residence in Palm City, Fla.

He is survived by many family members, and preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mary Helen Habberstad.

Paul obtained a degree in engineering at the University of Minnesota. He was employed as an engineer at the St. Paul Highway Department in St. Paul, Minn. He also served in the U.S. Army. Paul was employed at Farmers Bank in Blooming Prairie, Minn., and then moved to and settled in Aspen in the early 80s. He was in the photography business while in Aspen, and was a member of the Eagles, the Elks Lodge and also the American Legion. Paul was an entrepreneur in business and investments.

Aspen is where Paul spent the majority of his life. Having become an avid skier, he skied throughout the western states. He designed a website dedicated to skiers and was the president of this International Ski Organization website.

Paul also had his private pilot’s license and owned his own airplane. As hobbies, he enjoyed assembling model airplanes and flying them, and also enjoyed model boats and model trains He loved classical music. Paul owned several motorcycles and traveled extensively throughout the United States; he spent many days sailing on the waters of the Florida Keys.

In recent years, Paul had made his home in Lake Tahoe, Nev., where again, he spent many hours on the slopes. He acquired many close friends there, as well. Paul was known for his honesty, integrity, loyalty and fairness; he did business with a handshake. For the last two years, Paul’s residence has been in Florida, where he was close to family.

Paul has left a void in many people’s lives. We know he is now rejoicing in reunion with his family members. Paul, we will miss you and we love you so very much. “Farewell tears flow during songs of celebration because we know that death and tomb are the gate of the Lord” and know that the righteous shall enter through it.

A memorial service will be held in Blooming Prairie, Minn. on July 1. The service will be held at the Heather Haus Chapel, 223 4th St., Blooming Prairie, Minn. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Legion or your local Salvation Army.

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