Paul Joseph Atkins II

Paul Joseph Atkins II, age 34, of Prior Lake, Minn., died on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at his residence. Paul was born in Leavenworth, Kan., on Jan. 24, 1979, the son of Paul Joseph Atkins and Phyllis J. (Land) Engum.

Paul Joseph Atkins II

Paul Joseph Atkins II

He was married to Hope DeMarrias. Paul loved animals and the outdoors. He especially enjoyed fishing for catfish. Paul also liked all kinds of animals and was known for bringing home snakes and spiders, no matter how dangerous

the animal was. Playing guitar, drawing and painting were hobbies as well.

Survivors include his wife, Hope; son, Paul J. Atkins III; stepchildren, Isaac DeMarrias and Brieann Thorsfeldt; his father, Paul Atkins and wife, Jeannie; his mother, Phyllis Engum and husband, Cary; brother, Matthew Atkins; grandfather, Eugene Middleton; mother-in-law, Claudia Andrews; father-in-law, Kenneth Wilkie; aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jasper Land, Naomi McCourt and Margaret Middleton; aunt, Patricia Land; and cousins, Stevie Bray and David Mulanax.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at McNearney Funeral Home.

Condolences may be shared at www.mcnearneyfuneralhome.com.

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