|Frank P. Paul
106th Infantry Division
Frank P. Paul passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at Silver Cross Hospital due to complications of congestive heart disease. Frank was born on February 20, 1922 at 309 Maple Street, Joliet, to Emery and Elizabeth Paul. Frank married Elsie Verchimak on June 30, 1945.
Frank served in WW II as a member of the US Army's 106th Division.
Prior to entering the service, his work included Leach Brothers' Lumber, Star-Peerless Wallpaper Mill, and Joliet Arsenal. After his honorable discharge, Frank worked at Joliet Lumber and Fuel, Ambassador Beverage Co., and Texaco Oil Refinery where he worked for 32 years before retiring. He and Elsie lived in Joliet until 1971 when they moved to Lockport. Frank was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, Elsie; his parents, Emery and Elizabeth Paul, Sr.; brothers, Emery Jr., Charles, William, Andrew, and Arthur; sisters Betty Martin and Elvira Griffin. Frank is survived by his daughter, Judith (Carroll)Sigler of Madison, WI; his loving companion, Terry Guenther, of Joliet; his sisters-in-law, Doris Paul and Mary Paul, both of Joliet, Ann Paul of Morris, Betty Kristofer of Joliet, Bev (Dick) Nofftz of Rhinelander, WI; brother-in-law, Lou (Sharlene) Verchimak of New Lenox; and also numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank was a member of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers' Union, serving as Treasurer for 20 years; Treasurer of the OCA Workers' Building Assn.; Knights of Columbus (lifetime member); American Legion Post #1080; VFW Associate member; JoAnite's Club; and served as Treasurer of the Senior Citizens Association from which he was honored with a "MAN OF THE YEAR" award. He enjoyed fishing with his buddies, was an avid bowler, a "Mr. Fix-It", and enjoyed visiting the casinos. Memorials may be made to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle Drive, Joliet, IL 60431, or St. Mary Nativity School Endowment Fund, 706 North Broadway, Joliet, IL 60435. Funeral Services will begin with prayers at the funeral home at 9:30 AM on Friday, then proceeding to St. Mary Nativity Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM. Cremation will follow with interment of cremains at Woodlawn Memorial Park at a later date.
|Source: Herald-News, Chicago, IL|
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