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Obituary: Paula Biel

Paula Biel

Paula Biel, age 74, died November 2, 2023, after her fourth courageous battle with cancer at Sanford on Broadway, Fargo, N.D.

Paula's visitation was Wednesday, November 8, 2023, from 1:00-2:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m., all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, N.D., with Rev. Corey Pepple officiating. Recorded music was "The Old Rugged Cross," "What A Friend We Have In Jesus," "Amazing Grace," and "It Is Well With My Soul." Her burial was at the Melville Cemetery, Melville, N.D.

Pallbearers were Reese Biel, Chase Biel, Cash Biel, Joshua Frey, Kyle Braaten and Jim Scheen.

Military honors were by the Air Force Funeral Honors Team.

Paula Mannix was born on September 22, 1949, in Helena, Montana, to Francis and Dorothy (Caswell) Mannix. She attended school at Avon, Montana, graduating from Powell County High School in Montana. Upon her graduation, she enlisted in the United States Air Force.

Paula was united in marriage to Richard Kingsolver. From this union she was blessed with a daughter Christine.

Paula was a strong Republican, in her younger years she traveled to New Orleans to hear Ronald Reagan speak. She helped Kevin Cramer when he ran for office and spent many hours supporting the Republican party. Paula was a member of the American Legion Post #25 in Carrington. Throughout the years Paula worked at ALCO as a store manager and also at NAPA in Carrington.

Paula was united in marriage to Jerry Biel on January 6, 1995, in New Rockford. They made their home in Melville, N.D. Every year Jerry and Paula would take an anniversary trip with a new Amtrak destination. She was an avid Vikings and Bison football fan over the years.

She spent many hours in the yard tending to her flower beds and gardening. She loved to see the hummingbirds in her flowers. Paula was known for her green thumb. She made the best jelly and enjoyed canning. Paula enjoyed keeping everyone up to date on the weather through Facebook. When she wasn't in her yard she could often be found out fishing or camping.

Paula is survived by her husband, Jerry Biel; daughter, Christine Kingsolver; a sister, Melany Mannix; a niece, Brandy Bieberich and nephews, Joshua Frey, Reese Biel, Chase Biel and Cash Biel.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers, William Mannix and John Mannix.

Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and New Rockford, N.D.