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PAUL FRANCIS HABIGER


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PAUL FRANCIS HABIGER Obituary
Paul Francis Habiger, 75, passed away Saturday afternoon, November 19, 2016, in the comfort and company of his family at Hospice House. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at McGilley State Line Chapel. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes Rd. Burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 7601 Blue Ridge Blvd., Raytown, Mo. In lieu of flowers, please donate to some of Paul's favorite charities, including Operation Breakthrough, 3039 Troost, Kansas City, MO 64109, or Unbound, 1 Elmwood Ave., Kansas City, KS 66103. Paul was born Oct. 29, 1941, in Parsons, Kan., to William and Josephine (O'Brien) Habiger. He grew up on the family farm helping to milk the dairy cows, bailing hay and tending to the fields. Paul earned a bachelor of science in chemical engineering from Kansas State University and an MBA from UMKC. He served his country in the US Army as a 1st Lieutenant in Oklahoma and in Korea. Paul worked as an engineer and supervisor for 10 years at Colgate- Palmolive in Kansas City, Kan., then as a production manager at Donruss in Memphis, Tenn., before returning to Kansas City to work and eventually retire from CertainTeed as a quality control manager. Paul met his wife, Sue (Schuepbach) at a cousin's wedding and they were set to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this coming January. Known to his friends and family as a kind soul, Paul was a man of many talents and hobbies. Paul dove into his hobbies and passions including woodworking, birding, gardening, photography, square dancing, baseball and, most recently, bird carving. He devoted his retirement years to working to preserve the environment. He was always available to help on any project and prized accuracy and attention to detail. Paul was a former member of St. Peter's Parish and a current member of St. Thomas More Parish. Paul was active in 4-H, Boy Scout Troop 118, Burroughs Audubon, SPARK at UMKC and the Sunflower Squares Dance Club. Paul is survived by his wife, Sue, his children, Bernadette and her husband Bob Murray, Ted and his wife Jackie Kincaid; his grandchildren, James Murray, and Kincaid and Wilson Habiger; his sisters and brother, Charlene and the late Joe Stottmann of Parsons, Kan., Phyllis and John Alquest of Winfield Kan., and Robert and Lynn Habiger of Albuquerque, N.M.; his siblings through his marriage to Sue, Judy and Larry Trompeter of Denver, Colo., Ken and Signe Schuepbach of Houston, Texas, Tom and Diane Welle of Virginia, John Kevin and Beverly Schuepbach of Lenexa, Kan., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant twin boys, Joseph and Gregory, and his sister-in-law, Noreen (Schuepbach) Welle. Condolences may be left at mcgilleystatelinechapel.com Arr.: McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64145 (816) 942-6180. M
Published in Kansas City Star from Nov. 23 to Nov. 27, 2016
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