Emil Junior Paul

Emil Junior Paul, age 83 of Edwardsville, IL, died Monday, January 04, 2016, at University Nursing & Rehab Center in Edwardsville, IL.

He was born on Monday, July 11, 1932, in Edwardsville, IL, the son of Emil and Jessie (nee Bird) Paul.

On Friday, August 08, 1952, he married Patsy Jane Paul, nee Hendricks.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge #99 AF & AM, Edwardsville, IL; and a former Fire Chief of Hamel Volunteer Fire Dept..

Emil was born three miles north of Edwardsville, IL, and grew up in Edwardsville. He worked at Model Bakery Shop, Bethalto, IL. He served with the US Army, active duty from Dec. 1952 to June 1954 during the Korean War and was stationed in Europe. He worked at Union Tank Car Co., Chicago, IL; was a superintendent on heavy construction sites; 20 plus years as Hamel Public Works Director, Hamel, IL. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, wood working and loved his grandchildren.

Survivors include:
Son – Michael E. (Dee) Paul, Edwardsville, IL
Son – Kevin R. Paul, Edwardsville, IL
Daughter – Marilyn K. Paul, Edwardsville, IL
Daughter – Pamela J. Gerhardt, Edwardsville, IL
Sister – Florence A. Schmitt, Dorsey, IL.

He was preceded in death by:
Father – Emil Henry Paul
Mother – Jessie I. Paul nee Bird
Wife – Patsy J. Paul nee Hendricks died 02/26/2005
Son – Duane E. Paul died 11/5/2015, Alton, IL
Son – Leslie N. Paul died 6/11/2014
Brother – Albert W. Paul
Brother – Earl F. Paul.

Arrangements are being handled by Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, January 07, 2016, at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel, IL.

Private funeral service will be on Friday, January 08, 2016, at Dauderman Mortuary in Hamel, IL, with John Mindrup, Assistant Pastor, officiating.

Interment will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hamel Volunteer Fire Dept.

Dauderman Mortuary
102 E State Street
Hamel, IL 62046

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