Paul W. Blechle of Perryville died on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was 82 years old.
He was born July 16, 1937, in Perry County, a son of Henry B. and Lucille (French) Blechle Sr.
He was married to Imogene Martin on November 30, 1996, and she survives in Perryville.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, David Blechle and his wife Donna of Perryville, Dale Blechle and his wife Kim of Perryville, Dean Blechle and his wife Connie of Perryville; two daughters, Donna Abell of Perryville, Darla Blechle of Perryville; one stepdaughter, Rhonda Haskins and her husband Dennis of Springfield, Missouri; one brother, Jim Blechle and his wife Clara of Old Appleton; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Blechle of Old Appleton, Shirley Blechle of Perryville; one brother-in-law, Russell Schumer of Old Appleton; 25 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Sheila Favier; one stepson, Mike Martin; one son-in-law, Mark Abell; one sister, Pat Schumer; and three brothers, Henry B. Blechle Jr., Edgar Blechle and John Blechle.
He was retired from Mississippi Lime Company in Ste. Genevieve. He was a member of the Catholic faith. He had been in the Army National Guard for 19 years and was a member of American Legion Post 133 Booster. He loved to play bingo, hunt, fish and spend time with his family.
Funeral services were Saturday, October 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Apple Creek. Rev. Jim French officiated. Burial was at St. Michael Cemetery in Apple Creek. Ford and Young Chapel of Perryville handled the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Church in Apple Creek.