Grahl, Paul F. and Joanna M.
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Paul F. and Joanna M. Grahl of Eden, went Home to meet their Savior, Thursday, September 13, 2012.
Paul was born on July 24, 1939, in Fond du Lac, a son of Theodore P. and Grace E.E. Bastian Grahl. Joanna was born on September 5, 1953, in Fond du Lac, a daughter of Harold W. and Erma G. Alve Wurtz.
Paul graduated from Campbellsport High School and Joanna graduated from L.P. Goodrich High School, Fond du Lac.
On September 27, 1974, they were united in marriage.
Paul raised mink and worked at Mercury Marine for several years until he expanded his ice fishing hobby into a full time business, known today as HT Enterprises. Joanna supported Paul with the business and also was a full-time homemaker. They made their fishing business their mission field for the Lord.
They are survived by their daughter, Esther Grahl; Paul's two sons from a previous marriage, Nathaniel (Diane) Grahl and Kenneth (Becky) Grahl; five grandchildren, Michael, Maria, Andrew, Matthew, and Austin Grahl; Paul's two sisters, Patricia (Tom Michler) Swast and Sharon Garthwaite; Joanna's two sisters, Karen Hayward and Rondi (Anthony) Terrascino;
her brother, Jeffery (Charlene) Wurtz; nieces and nephews.
They were preceded in death by their parents; Paul's two brothers-in-law, Stanley Swast and Edward Garthwaite.
The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, at Lighthouse Christian Church, 401 South National Avenue, Fond du Lac, with Rev. Brent Balken and Rev. Paul Pfeffer officiating. The visitation will be on Friday at church from noon until the time of service. Burial will be at Empire Cemetery.
Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory is serving the family. A guest register can be found at www.machfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on September 16, 2012