Paul Crotteau 75, of Whitehall, OH, formerly of Esko, MN, joined his beloved mother on Mother's Day May 13, 2018. Paul was born to Dorothy McIntyre and Joseph Crotteau on January 21, 1943 in Duluth, MN. He was the eldest of 10 children and raised on the apple farm in Esko, MN. Paul graduated from Lincoln High School in Esko in 1963. During the Vietnam era he served in the Air Force. Afterwards he worked at Diamond Brands in Cloquet, MN for twenty years before retiring. He married Vera Hanson of Wright, MN and their marriage was a joyous one for 47 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Joseph Crotteau and Dorothy Crotteau Lang, step-father, Louis Lang; two brothers, John Otis Crotteau and James Peter Crotteau.
Paul is survived by his wife, Vera Crotteau of Whitehall, OH; sons, Rob (Giselle) of Whitehall and Kevin of Cloquet, MN; one grandchild, sisters, Mary Osmon, Margaret Colomb, Margie Lavan, Dee (Glenn) Martin, Alice (Kyle) Schadewald, Marcie Stolberg (Mike), and Rose (Paul) Murray.
Memorial Service will be at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 in Atkins-Northland Funeral Home, 801 14th Street, Cloquet.