We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind ~ Thomas Campbell
Paul Preusse, Jr.
Funeral services will be Monday, November 8, 2010 for 89 year old Paul Preusse, Jr. of Chester, IL who passed away Thursday, November 4, 2010 at Memorial Hospital in Chester, IL.
Paul was born to the late Paul L. and Emma (Welge) Preusse, Sr. on August 16, 1921 in Chester, IL. He married Naomi W. Stutts on December 24, 1942 in Perryville, MO and she survives.
Paul had been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for over 50 years and was a partner in the Welge Brothers Funeral Home and Home Furnishings; which his great grandfather Conrad Welge started in 1882.
He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Chester, Illinois and he was faithful in worship. He was an usher for many years at church and he had been the announcer for the Sunday Service radio broadcast for over 50 years. He was a member of the Chester Lions Clubs for over 50 years and was a past president. He had been a member of St. John Lutheran School Board of Education; serving as President for 1 year. He had been member and past president of the Chester Chamber of Commerce. He was also a member of the American Legion Post #487 in Chester.
Paul had served in the Army during WWII in the Medical Corps.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Preusse of Chester, IL. Two children, Susan (Don) Schopfer of Chicago, IL and Philip (Tammy) Preusse of Atlanta, GA. One Brother, William (Gloria) Preusse of Port Washington, WI. Four grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister – Alma Alms.
Visitation will be Sunday, November 7, 2010 from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm and Monday, November 8, 2010 from 7:30 am – 9:30 am at the Pechacek-McClure Funeral Home, Chester, IL and from 10:00 am – 11:00 am Monday, November 8, 2010 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Chester, IL.
Funeral service for Paul Preusse, Jr will be at 11am Monday, November 8, 2010 at St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, IL with Rev. Peter Ill officiating.
Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Radio Fund of St. John Lutheran Church.