Paul McCarron, 79, of Spring Lake Park, died Aug. 11.

He was a distinguished city, county and state public official and businessman who left a legacy for all. He was also a Korean War vet.

In 1972, McCarron was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he served for 10 years. In 1982, he was elected to the Anoka County Board of Commissioners. He continued his service to Anoka County and the State, chairing his last meeting on June 25, two days before entering the hospital.

In the private sector, Paul was president and general manager of McGregor Agri-Corporation from 1976 until 2002.

Paul is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Shane (Alexis Lomen); daughter, Janet (Dennis) Jorgenson-Rathke; six grandchildren; and 10 honorary grandchildren in Ireland, two in England two in Peru and Lions exchange daughters in four countries.

He is also survived by brothers-in-law, Walter (Bonnee) Buhl and Scott Johnson.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Aug. 17 at the Church of St. Cecilia in St. Anthony Park.

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