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Kegel, Paul L.

Paul L. Kegel, 78, De Pere, passed away July 4, 2014. He was born July 28, 1935 to Volga L. Kegel and Paul William Kegel in Wauwatosa, WI. He graduated from Wauwatosa East High School in 1953. He received his B.A. in English from Ripon College in 1957. He later completed two M.A.'s and a Ph.D. in English from University of Wisconsin Madison 1958-1976.

Paul was President of Marshalltown Community College (Iowa); 1977-1988 but his greatest joys were teaching and volunteer activity. He taught numerous courses over his life, was heavily involved at St. Anne's Episcopal Church of De Pere, promoted adoption through such organizations as Ours Through Adoption, and was class agent for Ripon College Class of 1957 since 1980. He served six terms as Alderman of De Pere, Wisconsin.

Paul was married to Ann McGarry and later to Patricia Cochrane.

He is survived by four children; six grandchildren; three step-daughters. Also by a sister, Penelope and two nieces.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of Memorial service at 3:00 p.m. at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N. Webster Ave., De Pere, with the Rev. Eric Mills officiating. In lieu of flowers or any other gifts/donations Paul asked that they be directed to either the Paul and Patricia Underkofler Kegel International Peace Scholarship endowment at Ripon College, or to the Patricia Underkofler Kegel Scholarship endowment at Ripon College. Online condolences may be expressed at

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from July 7 to July 8, 2014
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