Paul S. Mitsules
1938 - 2020
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Paul S. Mitsules
PEORIA - Paul S. Mitsules, 82, of Peoria, IL passed away at 10:25 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. He was born on June 20, 1938 in Peoria, IL to Paul Gust and Nellie (DeMoss) Mitsules. He married the love of his life Theresa N. Michael on February 1, 1964 in Peoria Heights. She passed away on September 7, 1992.
Surviving are his two sons, Mike (Wendy) Allison of Morton and Mark (Liza) Mitsules of Vienna VA; one daughter, Angie (Rob) Walker of Peoria; five grandchildren, Justin, Brittany and Brandon Allison and Gabrielle and Danielle Mitsules; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Caroline Mitsules.
Paul enjoyed his time at Spalding and running the streets of downtown Peoria. He spent a lot of time at his father's diner, The Jumbo Lunch. Following high school, Paul began his career at the Rock Island Railroad, retiring in 1980. That same year, he began his rewarding career as a custodian for Peoria Heights School District 325. He was a beloved member of their community until retiring in 2011. In 1982, Paul believed in the newly-built Peoria Civic Center. He worked part-time for years as the Vending Manager. Paul loved spending time with family and playing cards. He enjoyed shopping with his daughter on the weekends. He loved rooting for his beloved Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs, much to the chagrin of his eldest son, Mike.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside Services will be held at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at St. Mary's Cemetery in Metamora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to TAPS (Tazewell Animal Protective Society), 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554, Foster Pet Outreach, 10206 West Dubois Road, Edwards, IL 61528, or OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 State Route 91, Peoria, IL 61615. Online condolences at

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Published in Peoria Journal Star from Jun. 26 to Jun. 28, 2020.
Graveside service
03:00 PM
St. Mary's Cemetery
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June 29, 2020
I worked with Paul at PCC and I never saw him without a smile on his face. He was so friendly and really nice. My condolences and prayers go out to his family
Tracey Shortridge
June 28, 2020
Paul was a kind man and a very conscientious worker. He befriended children, parents, teachers, and his fellow staff members in the Peoria Heights School District. I worked daily with Paul for many years. I never saw him angry at anyone, always found him to be open and honest with me, and knew he was a strong advocate of the Peoria Heights School District and his many friends there that he cared for. Always willing to help, serving and representing his fellow union members, and willing to offer suggestions to me as a school principal, I valued him as a trusted friend, respected him as a fine man, admired the example of generosity and kindness he set for others, and more than anything, loved his broad smile, beard, and boisterous laugh. The legacy of anyone lives on through the love and memories of the family and friends they leave behind. Paul lived a rich and full life, endured the hardship and pain of his wife's passing, and drew strength and consoling from his friends at Heights Schools. We all mourn the passing of this fine gentleman "Patriot", and celebrate his life. All who knew Paul are better for having him in their lives. May God Bless and Keep Him, and welcome him to His loving and blessed care. Thanks for you being a part of our lives Paul,.. Take Our love with you on your new journey. ❤
Gene Beltz
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