Paul D. Wedell Sr.

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died July 23, 2021

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.

7 Tributes for “Paul D. Wedell Sr.

    Paul was a very nice and wise man. I worked on many industrial piping projects with him. Sad to hear of his passing. Prayers and strength to all.

    I am so sorry to hear of my dear friend Paul’s passing. He was very special to me and many others. We played guitar together in the Praise band. He came to my house one Sunday and played a concert for my 95 year old Mother. I will never forget my old friend. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

    ‘Dad’ taught me my first lessons about pasties. He will forever be my second dad and I will cherish my memories forever. Remembering his infectious laugh will always make me smile. Paul, I love you now and forever.

    Uncle Paul, we will miss you. Your humor, your loving heart and dedication to your family will forever be in my heart. I will always cherish my memories of being with you and family, especially at your lake house in Gladstone when I was a kid. I love you.

    Hugs and prayers for your loving daughter Pam and her family, and your brother John.

    Jenny and family

    sending our thoughts and prayers to Paul’s family. We go back to high school days in Manistique. I will always remember him as a real close pal and friend over just about all of our lives. I am sure he will be missed by all who knew him. R.I.P. Paul. I will be thinking of you forever.

    Paul will long be remembered…I’ve known him since our 3rd grade together….loved him as a dear friend and ‘bud’…..the world isn’t going to be the same without him.

    I was sad to learn of Paul’s death, I worked very closely with Paul when he was the President of the Rapid River Board of Education. I found him to be very ethical and honest and he was a great example for the students of Rapid River. Paul worked very hard for quality education and was very dedicated to the Rapid River public.Schools. He was a good man and he will be missed.

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