Paul E. Stateler
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Paul E. Stateler, 95, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Woodmont Health Campus in Boonville, Ind.
Paul was born in Spencer County, Ind., on October 18, 1917, to Jacob T. and Rose (Pacely) Stateler.
Paul was a member of the Main Street United Methodist Church, veteran of WWII and owned a garage, Stateler Service Center for 54 years in Boonville, Ind.
He was a member of The Amended Hearts, Inc. Chapter #107, American Legion Post #200 and past president of the Optimist Club of Boonville.
Paul was a life member of Boonville Elks Lodge and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Joe, Ernest, Delbert, J.W. and Otis; sisters, Eva Schroeder and Dorothy Hyser; and nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his wife of 76 years, Emma Pierce Stateler; daughter, Phyllis J. Lewis, of Hobart, Ind.; son, Kenneth R. (Evelyn) Stateler, of Valrico, Fla.; grandchildren, Dianne (Sal) Rosa, Jennifer (Tracy) Raven, Paula Maloian, Amy (Grady) Miller, Robin (Matt) MacDougall; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Jacob, Joshua Maloian, Ryan and Courtney Rosa, Andy Huizinga, Molly Raven, Patrick Miller, Georgia, Charlotte and Calvin MacDougall and Matthew Miller; several nieces and nephews, including Betty Douglas (Sam), Dennis Shreve (Sharon), Janice Holtry and Delberta Forbes (Tony).
Funeral service 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Koehler Funeral Home-Boonville Chapel. Friends may call Wednesday 2 to 8 p.m. and Thursday 9 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hackelman Cemetery near Richland with military rites.
Memorial contributions may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church or the Bread of Life Ministry, 13200 Spurgeon Road, Lynnville, Ind.
He had an unconditional love for his family and country. He enjoyed his vegetable and flower gardens, eucher card games and his coffee buddies.
Paul never met a stranger and always enjoyed sharing stories with old and new friends. He was a unique conversationalist and noted for his pleasant personality. He had a twinkle in his eyes and a grin when he greeted his family and friends. And most recently found new friends at Woodmont.
Condolences and any special remembrance may be made online at www.koehlerfuneralhome.com
Published in Courier Press on Apr. 2, 2013