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Paul August Voegtler, 90, formerly of Delton, MI, went Home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at North Woods Village in Mishawaka, IN.
Paul was born on January 21, 1932 in Painesville, OH to August and Mae (Donahue) Voegtler. He married Diane (Waggott) Voegtler on June 14, 1997 in Delton, MI.
He is preceded in death by his late wife and mother of his daughters, Caroline Senegal; parents, August and Mae and his sister, Mary Edna Futchik.
Paul is survived by his wife of 25 years, Diane Voegtler of Edwardsburg, MI; and daughters, Andrea Voegtler of Elkhart, IN and Lisa (Darryl) Woody of Madison, ME; sons, Lance (Denise) Lamphier Union, MI and Kyle Lamphier of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren, Jackson Woody, Caroline Woody, Bryant (Natalie) Lamphier, Brooke (Nat) McKenzie, Nicholas (Brianna) Lamphier, Hannah Lamphier, Jay Bowden-McClaire and Max Lamphier and 2 great grandchildren, Kelsie and Bryant Jr.
Paul valiantly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a radio operator earning the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Navy Occupation Service Medal.
In his working years, Paul taught government, history and archeology in the Royal Oak, MI school system for 33 years, retiring in 1997. Upon marrying Diane, he moved to the Western side of Michigan. He was also a volunteer teacher at Barry County Christian School for a brief time.
Paul lived his life for Jesus since asking Him into his heart on November 21, 1955. He served his Savior in many ways, especially seeing to the needs of the poor. Paul and Diane are members of the Grace Bible Church of Elkhart.
Paul travelled much and especially to Europe, Egypt and Israel. He was a ham radio enthusiast connecting with other hobbyists and forming many friendships.
Paul gave his life to Christ always giving to those in need. He lived his life according to the written word and continued to do so until his last breath.
Paul will be missed for his glowing smile and caring demeanor.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Grace Bible Church at 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2023 at Grace Bible Church, 1700 Edwardsburg Ave., Elkhart, IN 46514.
Burial with full military honors will be held at a later date in Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI.
Paul’s family would like to give a special thanks to Traditions Hospice for their love and support during a challenging time, their church family at Grace Bible Church in Elkhart and the staff at North Woods Village in Mishawaka.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org.
For those that wish to send a condolence or share a memory may do so at www.billingsfuneralhome.com.
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