Paul Hugh Manuel, age 87 of Beardstown, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at his home.
He was born July 10, 1931 in Browning, the son of Herman Bryan and Fairy Amfeld Lane Manuel. He married Jo Ann Hall on December 28, 1952 at Springfield Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife Jo Ann Manuel of Beardstown; two children Kathy Jean (husband Jeffrey) Koch of Chatham and Gary Lynn (wife Julianne) Manuel of Greenview; four grandchildren Allison Koch, Lindsey Koch, Jamie Manuel, and Justin (wife Katie) Manuel; two great grandchildren Max and Callan Manuel; one sister Charlene (husband Charles) Kirkbride of Vermont. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Paul graduated from Rushville High School in the class of 1949 and then began working at Caterpillar. He was called to serve in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home, he finished a 16 year career with Caterpillar, while also farming. He then worked as a bulk feed truck driver for A&H Grain and retired with FS. Paul had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and was still water skiing at the age of 80. He was a member of Browning Church of Christ and also Arenzville American Legion Post # 604. He loved all animals but especially his dog. Most of all he cherished the time he spent with his grandchildren and family and will be greatly missed by all.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Monday, July 1, 2019 at Browning Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Browning Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 4-6 PM Sunday at Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown.
Memorials have been suggested to Browning Church of Christ or Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice. Condolences may be left online at www.colwellmemorialhome.com or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.
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Browning Church of Christ
515 S. State Street, Beardstown IL 62618
Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice
331 S. Main St., Virginia IL 62691