OBITUARY

Paula Marie TIESMAN

September 22, 1947October 10, 2020
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Paula Marie Cardinal Tiesman, was born September 22, 1947 in Crookston, Minnesota and passed away Saturday October 10, 2020 in Plano, Texas.

Paula’s heart and home were always open to friends and family providing good food, hugs, and plenty of laughter around the table.

Paula grew up in Clinton, Iowa where she graduated from Mount Saint Clare Academy in 1966 and met her husband of 53 years, Brian Tiesman. She and Brian married on June 17, 1967 and started their lives together in Clinton.

In 1968 Paula and Brian welcomed their first child, Chris, and daughter Nicole followed in 1972. Paula and Brian built a loving home for their children filled with family gatherings. Paula loved to celebrate holidays and opened her doors to everyone. She was so excited about Christmas she often put up her beautiful decorations before Thanksgiving.

Paula had a successful career in contracts administration working for Intercom and Safety Kleen among others. With her friendly, warm and open nature, colleagues became cherished lifelong friends.

Paula enjoyed crafting, reading, shopping trips with her sisters, and doting on “My Boys” her grandsons. With her artistic talents and generous spirit, she always had a special gift ready for her loved ones.

Paula was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Nora Cardinal.

She is survived by her husband, Brian Tiesman; her children, Chris Tiesman (Lisa Tiesman) and Nicole Tiesman Grygar (Bill Grygar). She was “Grandma” to her beautiful grandsons Carter Tiesman, Clayton Tiesman, Aidan Grygar, Maddux Grygar, and Caleb Tiesman, who she loved very much. She was a devoted sister to Noreen Cardinal Lawrence (Butch Lawrence), Julie Cardinal Klare (Mark Klare), and Mark Cardinal (Shannon Cardinal); and “Aunt Paula” to her nephews and nieces Keri Lawrence Duvall, Gena Lawrence Selman, Matthew Klare, Amanda Klare Naylor, Tyler Cardinal and their families.

Family visitation will be held Sunday October 18, 2020 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Ted Dickey Funeral Home, 2128 18th Street, Plano, Texas. The family invites you to join them in praying the Holy Rosary 5:15pm - 6:00pm.

Friends and Family are invited to attend a Celebration of Life Mass on Monday, October 19, 2020 at 11:00 am, All Saints Catholic Church, 5231 Meadowcreek Dr., Dallas, Texas 75248. Graveside services will follow at Plano Mutual Cemetery, 18th and Jupiter in Plano, Texas. A reception will follow at Ted Dickey Funeral Home directly across the street from the cemetery 1:00pm - 3:00pm.

Masks are requested for Family Visitation and Mass

Services will also be available on Live Stream at 11:00am at the following link:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:

Breast Cancer Charities of America (https://donate.thebreastcancercharities.org)

American Heart Association (www.heart.org)

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Rosary Service

    Sunday, October 18, 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Monday, October 19, 2020

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  • Committal Service

    Monday, October 19, 2020

  • Reception

    Monday, October 19, 2020

Memories

Paula Marie TIESMAN

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Cynthia Gallegos

October 19, 2020

Paula, I will always treasure our friendship and the times we spent together. You will be missed and I will always be grateful that we met.
Rest high my dear friend ❤

Bridget Matheidas

October 16, 2020

Paula and I met when we worked together at Safety Kleen. After we both left the company we would get together for long lunches and shop in all the cute little boutiques in Downtown Plano and Downtown McKinney which reminded us of the quaint downtown areas in small town Iowa where we both grew up. We would talk for so long, that's they'd kick us out of the lunch spot and we'd have to find a nearby coffee shop to keep visiting. Paula was such a wonderful, down to earth, kind and thoughtful person. She became one of my best friends and she really became like a second Mom to me. I trusted her for advice as she had my best interest in mind and we shared the same values and priorities. Paula you are greatly missed.

Wendy Cook

October 14, 2020

Paula and I became friends many years ago when we both worked at Safety-Kleen. She was the sweetest woman and had an exceptionally kind heart. I will always remember how she celebrated with me when my son was born, and how she grieved with me after the death of my father. In good times and bad, she was always a good friend. I will miss you Paula.

Rene White

October 14, 2020

I did not know Paula except through her husband, Brian. I work with Brian at Siemens. I met Paula once at an employee event. She was very friendly. Brian never said anything that didn't include Paula in his comment. I looked forward to Christmas and the wonderful cookies and candies made at the Tiesman home. Sometimes Brain shared those tasty treats .

Brian, my co-worker and friend, my heart breaks for you and your family at the passing of your beloved wife.

Rene'

Leslie Blythe

October 14, 2020

I love you dear friend. God knew you were coming home. Cant believe your are in heaven. We just talked. We were going to have lunch. Well I'm so happy you called me. We were able to catch up on all your kids and mine. PAULA, I WILL MISS you my second mom. I'm so heart broken. Chris, Nikki and Brian. My heart goes out to yall.
Love you all and am so so very sorry. Christmas will not be the same without her. Oh her love for Christmas. All the trains Brian... She will be riding those trains at Christmas im sure. So much love sent to the family.

Juttie Mattox

October 14, 2020

Rest In Peace Paula. You were a special lady. Always kind and happy. Friend at Safety Kleen.

Pam Faber

October 13, 2020

I worked with Paula at safely-kleen and she was the sweet person I meet. She was a friend to everyone. I am so sorry about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless all of you with his strength,comfort,peace and love.

Marilee Hilgendorf

October 13, 2020

Paula grew up in Clinton, Iowa, as I did. Our mothers were sisters and our families got together many times. Paula and I would bike ride to each other’s homes and spend a great deal of time together. She was a dear cousin and good friend. Like Paula, her mom and dad made staying at their home very welcoming. After we were married we had many good times together as couples. Dancing at the Odeon comes to mind and also taking our boats out in the Mississippi River and water skiing. When Paula and Brian moved to Texas they were sorely missed. I’m glad for Facebook as it gave us a chance to reconnect in the last few years. I loved Paula and am so sorry for Brian, Chris and Nikki and their children. I’m sure Paula would have loved watching them grow up and start their lives.

Ruth Hardin

October 13, 2020

Paula and I meet at work years ago and became long lasting friends.
I moved to a different job, she retired, we still keep up our friendship. We would always choose a place to meet where we could sit and talk 3-4 hours and they would not kick us out. Or we would spend the day "shopping". While Paula was recovering last year and then COVID hit we touched base on texting and calling each other. I was able to have lunch with Paula just a few days before she passed by the love and affection of Brian, brining her to meet me and picking her up. That was the greatest gift I could have been given and will always cherish that time we had.

My thoughts and prayers are with her family as she was a beacon that shone brightly in every life that she touched.

Her love for others will be missed.

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