Paul Wesley Schlotzhauer, 91 of New Franklin passed away, Thursday at noon on June 7.
Visitation for Paul will be 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday, June 13 at Howard Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10 A.M. Thursday, June 14 at New Franklin United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in the Clarks Chapel Cemetery in Franklin, MO.
Paul Wesley Schlotzhauer was born February 18, 1927 in Pilot Grove, Missouri son of John Roy Schlotzhauer and Emma Frances Haley. Paul Wesley graduated from Pilot Grove High School in December, 1944. He was active in basketball and FFA. He enlisted in the Merchant Marines early December, 1944 and was released from active duty August, 1945.
Paul then married Anna Mae Bonen on November 25, 1950 in Boonville, Missouri. Paul was drafted into the US Army in December 1950. He was discharged in March,1953. In his current hometown of New Franklin, he was active in the United Methodist Church serving as President of the administrative board for 6 years. He was a charter member of the New Franklin Lions Club and served 9 years on the New Franklin School Board. He served as a leader for the Cherry Grove 4-H Club from 1962 until 1991. He was on the MFA board and Coop for many years as well as the Howard Electric Cooperative. He drove a school bus for the school district for many years as well. He served with the Boonville and Fayette American Legion.
Paul was a loving and devoted husband to Mae. He was a hard working farmer for over 50 years. He also loved working in the shop on wood projects. Many homes have wood projects made by Paul. He was committed to providing guidance, love and especially an example to their children who cherished, respected and appreciated him and to his grandchildren who adored him. His smile, bright eyes and personality definitely touched all who came across his path.
Paul loved working and being outside with his livestock and crops. He loved being a farmer!
Paul Wesley was preceded in death by his loving wife, Anna Mae, parents, his brother Eugene Schlotzhauer and grandsons, Kolby, Karey and Korey Flynn. He is survived and will be missed greatly by his children; Wayne (Becky) Schlotzhauer, of New Franklin, Diane (Joe) Chitwood of New Franklin, Kathy (Kevin) Flynn of Troy Missouri, Larry (Sandy) Schlotzhauer of New Franklin and Warren (Cathy) Schlotzhauer of New Franklin. He left a special place in the hearts of his 18 grandchildren; Jeff, Wes, Jon, Kelly, Nicole, Jim, Tim, Jordan, Kasey, Stephanie, Kelsey, Katie, Stacy, Tori, Valerie and 21 great-grandchildren.
The family wants to send a sincere thank you to: the staff of Big Bend Retreat in Slater, MO and acknowledge the quality care provided by the staff of the Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico MO. The family requests memorial contributions to be given to United Methodist Church of New Franklin.