Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
Paul E. "Painter" Reigelsperger, 77, of Uniopolis, passed away peacefully at 10:41 a.m. February 24, 2017, at Lima Memorial Health System, following an extended illness.
He was born on June 16, 1939, in Coldwater to John & Gertrude Wenning Reigelsperger, who have preceded him in death. On May 20, 1967, he married Rita H. Wagner, who survives in Uniopolis.
Survivors also include his three children, Theresa & Steve Egbert, of Wapakoneta, Joe & Leila Reigelsperger, of Mason, and Ann Reigelsperger, of Uniopolis; seven grandchildren, Zachary and Zane Egbert, Andrew and Eric Reigelsperger, Heather & Dean (Hague) Cummins, Aaron and Austin Richmond; a great-grandson, Dominic Hague; a sister-in-law, Joan Reigelsperger, of Coldwater; and his extended Reigelsperger and Wagner family.
He was preceded in death by seven siblings, Matilda & John Hare, Clarence & Alma Reigelsperger, Urban & Jean Reigelsperger, Mary Ann & Victor Schmackers, Louis Reigelsperger, and infant brothers, Raymond and Walter.
Paul was co-owner of P&R Enterprises, working in sales. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Freyburg, where he taught CCD classes. He was currently a member of the Eagles, Aerie 691 and had been a member of the Uniopolis Volunteer Fire Department. Paul was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he had become a 3rd and 4th Degree Knight.
In his free time, he enjoyed fishing and playing cards. Not one to know a stranger, Paul was an expert at striking up a conversation. Although he was always open to meeting new people, his true treasure was at home with his family. He especially loved when his family grew to include the grandchildren and great-grandson.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at St. John Catholic Church, Freyburg. Rev. Sean Wilson will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Freyburg.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. John Catholic Church Renovation Fund or Uniopolis Volunteer Fire Department.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com.