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Paul J. Ehrhart
December 15, 1933 - August 26, 2012
Paul J. Ehrhart, 78, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Medical Center. He was born December 15, 1933 in Aurora, IL to the late Joseph and Luceda Ehrhart.
Paul is survived by his loving daughters, Deborah (Kenneth) Mester of Naperville and Pamela Pasch of Oswego; his loving grandchildren, Kerrie (Stephen) Manak, Kyle Mester, Iain and Collin Pasch; his great-grandson, Stephen and the soon-to-be born, Logan Manak; and his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack Wimmer and Family and Frances Steckmueller and Family. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, DoraLee (nee Wimmer) in 2008, his son-in-law, Keith Pasch; and his brother-in-law, George “Bud” Wimmer.
Paul was a graduate of Naperville Central High School, class of 1951. He was a proud US Army Veteran. He began his career with A&P, moved on to Ferry-Morris Seed Company and then retired from R.W. Mitchell Food Brokers. He loved camping and traveling. He was a longtime member of the DuPage Drifters Camping Club of Naperville and the National Campers and Hikers Association. Paul also enjoyed model trains and collecting matchbox cars. In their retirement, Paul and DoraLee spent their winters in Naples relaxing in the sun and playing Pitonk.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 29th, 4:00 until 8:00 PM at the Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Naperville. The mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 30th at 9:30 AM at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth, Naperville. Interment will follow at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville.
For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Paul’s life, the family would prefer memorials in Paul and DoraLee’s names be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 1800 N. Main St, Suite 215, Wheaton, IL 60187.