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“We are going to miss you Paul, you were one of a kind. I loved talking to you and hearing your stories. Everytime I put a cracker on the soup plate I...Read More »
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Paul Stephenson, age 56, of Albia passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at his home in Albia.

Paul was born December 15, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Henry and Sonny Stephenson. He attended Chamberlain High School in Florida and later attended Culinary Arts School. On July 23, 2004 he married Ann Lundgren in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Earlier in his life Paul was a professional golfer and even owned and operated a golf course as well as a night club in Florida where he currently owns 2 restaurants, Affairs to remember catering and Stephanno's. He was currently working at the Albia Brewing Company as the head chef.

Paul enjoyed being outdoors, golfing, boating, and water skiing. His real passion in life was cooking and spending time with his family and friends.

He was survived by his wife Ann of Albia; a daughter, Kristen (Shane) Goodman of Florida; his mother, Sonny of Texas; a sister, Liz (John) Ellis of Texas, and a brother, John (Lisa) Stephenson of Illinois. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Stephenson.

Paul's body has been cremated per his wishes and a memorial service will be held at a later date.