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Paul William Wirrig


PIQUA - Paul William Wirrig, age 95, of Piqua, died at 3:40 PM on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at Sterling House of Piqua. He was born in Piqua, OH 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 August 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, OH in 1936. He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua. Paul was also a member of Piqua American Legion Post #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 US Army during WW II.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 AM on Friday, September 27, 2013 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Piqua, with Rev. Fr. Angelo Caserta and Rev. Thomas Bolte as Co-Celebrants. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua, OH. Full military honors will be provided by The Veterans Elite Tribute Squad, Piqua. Friends may call from 6 - 8 PM on Thursday at Melcher-Sowers Funeral Home, Piqua, OH. Prayers will be held at 6:00 PM 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.

Funeral Home

Melcher Sowers Funeral Home
646 W. High St. Piqua, OH 45356
937-773-1647

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