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Paul R. Kreitler

Paul R. Kreitler of St. Mary died Saturday, January 2, 2021. He was 70 years old.

He was born July 10, 1950 in Ste. Genevieve and was married to Julie (Grither) Kreitler on May 29, 1971. She survives him in St. Mary.

He is also survived by son, Chad (Sara) Kreitler of St. Louis, Missouri; two daughters, Rebeka (Andrew) Wright of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Jessica (Tim) Thomure of St. Louis; sister, Denise (Edwin) Staffen of River Aux Vases; and by grandchildren Gracie Kreitler, Annie Kreitler, Stella Wright, Bre Wright, Sally Wright, Wyatt Thomure, and Finley Thomure.

He was preceded in death by his father, Arch Kreitler; his mother, Alice Wilfong Kreitler; two brothers, Robert Kreitler, Gary Kreitler.

Visitation will be at Basler Funeral Home in Ste. Genevieve on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 from 4 p.m till 8 p.m.

The family wishes to convey that all are welcome to come to the memorial service but understand these are unique circumstances in regard to Covid.

Memorials can be made to Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship. 192 Hope Hill Rd, Oak Ridge MO 63769.

Our Pa-Pa was truly one of a kind. He never met a stranger; he always had a kind smile and could find a friend anywhere he went. He taught us how to enjoy the little things in life.

His family was his world from the first time he borrowed a pencil from Julie in high school to the last time he snuggled his 7 grandchildren at Christmas.

If you asked those grandkids what they loved the most about Pa-Pa they would tell you it was his sense of humor, his genuine interest in them, his crafting-woodworking, love of all Ju-Ju’s cooking and things snacky. His kids would tell you they appreciate and loved his patience, kindness, acceptance of all people and his sweet and caring nature.

He left a legacy that will carry on for way more then his short 70 years.

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