SPRINGFIELD, IL - Paul Rebbe, 59, passed away with his family by his side on July 16, 2014, at Brother James Court in Springfield, Ill.
He is survived by eight siblings, Karen (Tommy) Northcutt of Titusville, Fla., Janet (Gary) Connor of Petersburg, Ill., David (Jayne) Rebbe of Petersburg, Diane (Jay) Rogers of Girard, Brenda (Chas) Richardson of Petersburg, Nora Rebbe of Petersburg, Charlie Rebbe of Petersburg, and Andy (Donna) Rebbe of Cantrall; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents and two infant sisters.
He was born Feb. 18, 1955, in Springfield, Ill., the son of Philip and Imogene (Dick) Rebbe.
Paul was a member of the Knights of Columbus #5754 and St. Peter's Catholic Church in Petersburg. He was also involved with the Special Olympics in Springfield and a volunteer for the Great American People Show at New Salem State Park.
He was employed at Rebbe's Restaurant and Tavern, Springfield Developmental Center, and Goodwill.
Paul was an avid Bingo player, loved bowling and the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved being with his family, including his extended family at The Weber House and Brother James Court.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m., with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014, at Mott and Henning Funeral Home in Athens, Ill.
Funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Petersburg.
Fr. Tom Holinga will be officiating.
Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in Petersburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brother James Court, 2508 Saint James Road, Springfield, IL 62707, or to the Springfield Developmental Center, 4595 Laverna Road, Springfield, IL 62707.
Family is being served by Mott & Henning Funeral Home, in Athens, Ill.
On-line condolences can be shared at www.mottandhenning.com.