Paul F. Jessup, 82, St. Anthony Park, died Sept. 12, 2021, of complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

Paul was born in Evanston, Ill., on April 16, 1939, to Paul and Gertrude (Strohmaier) Jessup. He graduated from Northwestern University and furthered his studies at Harvard, Oxford and Northwestern universities. He served as an economist on the U.S. House Banking Committee in 1963-64.

Paul was a faculty member at the University of Minnesota for 15 years and at Hamline University for 20 years. His focus was on financial economics.

Paul served as treasurer of the St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral for 15 years and as a trustee of the Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota for six years. He also served on several boards of directors, including the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and St. Anthony Park State Bank. He was president of the Midwest Finance Association in 1977-78.

Paul is survived by Anneke, his wife of 51 years; their children Christine Jessup (Joanna DeLucia) of Silver Spring, Md., and Paul Jessup (Lian Tan) of Zurich, Switzerland; four grandchildren; and his brother, Robert Jessup (Julia) and family.

A service will be held at 11 a.m., Dec. 29, 2021, at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St., Minneapolis. Family and friends are invited to gather beginning at 10 a.m. Private interment at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral columbarium.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral (, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra (, or the Parkinson’s Foundation (

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