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Paul Otto Hering

February 20, 1928 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 91)

Obituary

 

Paul Otto Hering, 91, of Staunton died Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Heritage Health in Staunton. He was born on February 20, 1928 in Hamel, IL to the late William H. and Meta (Engelke) Hering. He married Ruby Anne Guebert on June 13, 1953 in Red Bud, IL and she survives. He was a retired truck driver, driving for Cassens Transport for 35 years. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Hamel, St. Louis Teamsters Local # 604, Alhambra American Legion Post # 1147, Staunton VFW Post # 1241, and was a City of Staunton Alderman for 12 years.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruby Hering of Staunton, 5 children, David (Robin) Hering, Paula (John) Snyder, Karen (Eric) Stark, John (Matt Vonk) Hering, and Mary (Tom) Scherff, 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, brother, Melvin (Laverne) Hering, and brother-in-law, Dennis Hunnicutt. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Lucille Hunnicutt.

Friends may call from 4 – 7 PM on Friday at Williamson Funeral Home in Staunton and again on Saturday, from 10 – 11 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel, IL.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22 at 11 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hamel with Rev. William Gleason officiating. Burial will be held at St. Paul Cemetery in Hamel, IL. The Staunton Military Honor Guard will conduct Military Rites.  Memorials are suggested to St. Paul Lutheran Church of Hamel, Heritage Health of Staunton, or to Heartland Hospice. 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
February 21, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Williamson Funeral Home
108 W. Henry St.
Staunton, IL 62088

Visitation
Saturday
February 22, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Hamel)

Funeral Service
Saturday
February 22, 2020

11:00 AM
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Hamel)

Military Honors
Saturday
February 22, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
6969 W. Frontage Road
Worden, IL 62097

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
February 22, 2020

St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery
6969 W. Frontage Road
Worden, IL 62097

Donations

St. Paul Lutheran Church
6969 W. Frontage Road, Worden IL 62097
Tel: 1-618-633-2209
Web: http://www.stpaulhamel.org/

Heritage Health of Staunton
215 W. Pennsylvania St., Staunton IL 62088
Tel: 1-618-635-5577

Heartland Hospice
333 Salem Place #165, Fairview Heights IL 62208
Tel: 1-618-632-0304
Web: http://www.heartlandhospice.com

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