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Paul William Wirrig

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PIQUA - Paul William Wirrig, 95, of Piqua, died at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Sterling House of Piqua.

He was born in Piqua on March 16, 1918, to the late William and Cecilia (Bryant) Wirrig. On June 3, 1961, in Piqua, he married Marie S. Schmidlapp. She preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 1998.

Paul is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

Paul graduated from Piqua Catholic High School, Piqua, in 1936. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua. Paul was also a member of Piqua American Legion Post No. 184 and Piqua Eagles. He worked for Hartzell Fan for 34 years as a sheet metal layout before retiring in 1980. Paul proudly served his country as a part of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, with the Rev. Angelo Caserta and the Rev. Thomas Bolte as co-celebrants. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad, Piqua.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua. Prayers will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Miami County, P. O. Box 502, Troy, OH 45373.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.melcher-sowers.com.
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Published in Sidney Daily News on Sept. 24, 2013
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