Paul “Wog” Kuettel died on Sunday, after a long battle with liver disease:
Kuettel, Paul Francis Age 51 of Falcon Heights Born May 9, 1956 in St. Paul, MN Paul showed great courage in his battle against liver disease, but died peacefully Sunday, November 4,
I probably met Paul ten years ago, after years of being among the very few Republicans on the various E-Democracy discussion groups. Paul had a wry, laconic way of defusing political arguments, of getting people to act like…people when arguing about the subject
He related his struggles with alcoholism, liver failure, and his wait as the transplant list wended its slow way on his blog, Wog’s Blog. Along with that, though, he was a warm, genuine guy who cared deeply about people.
One day, my battery conked out about the time he called to ask if I wanted to go play trivia at Old Mexico in Roseville. I related my misfortune; twenty minutes later, he and his wife of many many years, Laura, were in my alley with a charger. There was no getting out of NTN Trivia with Paul.
It’ll be a gross understatement to say he’ll be missed, and missed badly.
Please send your thoughts, prayers or whatever you’re inclined to to Laura and Paul’s kids.