Paul D. Wedell Sr., age 82, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon, July 23, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay surrounded by loving family and in his daughter’s arms.
Paul was born on April 25, 1939, in Escanaba, MI the son of Carl and Theodora (Holm) Wedell. He was raised in Manistique and was a 1957 graduate of Manistique High School.
Following High School, Paul enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for six years until his honorable discharge in June of 1963. While in service Paul was united in marriage to the former Carole VanVlerah on July 7, 1962. Paul and Carole made their home, raised their family and spent many wonderful years together in Gladstone.
Paul was employed as a Plumber for many years and was a member of Local Union 111.
Some of his favorite past-times were, golfing, playing his guitar and singing at church and retirement homes.
In addition to his wife Carole, Paul is survived by:
Son: David (Sheila) Wedell
Daughter: Pamela (Jon) Bergeron
Brothers: John and James Wedell
Grandchildren: Christopher, Heidi, Callie and Tara
He is further survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Theodora.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, July 29, 2021 from 4:00 until 5:30 PM at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River. Military honors will be presented at 5:30 PM. Funeral services will follow at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rapid River with Pastor Stephen Gauger officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed to the Wedell-Holm Memorial Fund at the First Lutheran Church 1212 Minneapolis Avenue, Gladstone, MI 49837.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting with arrangements.