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Paul R. Missel

Paul R. Missel, 88 of Streator passed away Wednesday October 7, 2020 at Parker Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 AM at Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors conducted by members of the Streator American Legion and VFW.

The Winterrowd Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Paul was born August 24, 1932 on the family farm in rural Streator to Irvin and Minta (Tucker) Missel.  He married Rose Mary Mahnke on March 23, 1955.

Surviving is his wife of 65 years Rose Mary, children; Paula Missel-Bailey of Streator, Chris (Maggie) Missel of Tennesse and Tina (John) Sauers of Streator, grandchildren; Joseph Bailey, Marissa (Bonner) Fowles, Lawrence (Ashley) Missel, Tyler (Holly) and Travis (Madelynn Craft) Sauers, 4 great-grandchildren; Bennett, Tybee, Huck and Levi, sister Joan Niles of Bloomington, brother, Ron (Sarah) Missel of Streator, sister-in-law Marge Missel of Streator and several nieces and nephews.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Leonard, Eugene, Edward, Lee, Raymond, Cecil and Allen, sisters, Genelda Bundy and Lillian Hogan and his in-laws, Roy and Elizabeth Mahnke.

He attended Streator High School and had served in the US Army during the Korean War.  Paul retired after 44 years at Owens Illinois Glass where he had served as a past GMP Union Officer.  He was a member of the Streator VFW Post 1492, Streator American Legion Post 217, Streator Eagles Club and Streator Moose Lodge and the Central Church of Christ and a devoted Cardinal Fan.

Memorials may be made in his name to any Veterans Organization.

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Rose we are very sorry to hear of the passing of Paul, We have a lot of fond memories of Paul. especially at the family reunions, from playing ball, euchre and talking about the Cubs and Cardinal games. We really enjoyed our times with him at all the gatherings. WE will keep you in our prayers.

Ed & Gladys Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

Growing up as a kid, my Mom and Dad and me along with my brothers and sister spent a lot of time with Uncle Paul and Aunt Rose, Chris and Tina. Paula was in Dallas for most of that time, so not intentionally leaving her out ;). We spent endless hours camping and attending family events and reunions. Those days are gone but the memories remain. Cubs and Cardinals games will never be the same, but those campfire discussions about baseball and the Cubs and Cardinals will remain in my heart. Rest easy Uncle Paul and Aunt Rose, Paula, Chris and Tina, he's reunited with his brothers and sisters now and no longer living in pain. God's peace and comfort is with you and will remain there forever.

Kerry Missel Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM

We wish to extend our sympathy to the Missel and Sauers family. I knew Paul from Owens from shipping days and maintenance days . Paul was a die hard union man! It was a pleasure knowing him. Keith Stimac

Keith Stimac Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

We enjoyed getting to know Paul and Rose while we all visited in Jesup, Ga. He was as proud veteran who served his country well. Our thots and prayers are with Rose and the family.... Especially Chris and Maggie.

Donna Baughman Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

Deepest sympathy to Aunt Rose, Paula, Chris, Tina and their families. John and I thought about this kind Uncle and many happy memories we have through the years of all of you at family reunions..

John,Linda Holocker Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy and prayers to Rose and family.

Carolyn Erler Oct 13 2020 12:00 AM