FUNERAL SERVICES FOR

Paul Zuerlein

8/30/1917 - 7/29/2010


Mass of Christian Burial
10:00 AM, 
Monday, August 02, 2010
St. Isidore Catholic Church
3921 20th Street
Columbus,  NE 
Rev. Joseph A. Miksch will officiate

Vigil
4:00 PM, 
Sunday, August 01, 2010
St. Isidore Catholic Church
3921 20th Street
Columbus,  NE 

Visitation
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 
Sunday, August 01, 2010
St. Isidore Catholic Church
3921 20th Street
Columbus,  NE 

Visitation
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, 
Monday, August 02, 2010
St. Isidore Catholic Church
3921 20th Street
Columbus,  NE 

Interment
St. Bonaventure Cemetery
Columbus,  NE 
Military Honors by American Legion
Hartman Post #84 Honor Guard
     
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Paul Bruno Zuerlein, age 93, of Columbus died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the Golden Living Center in Columbus.

Paul B. Zuerlein was born August 30, 1916 in Humphrey, Nebraska to Damian "Tom" and Mary (Sueper) Zuerlein. Paul was the middle child and twin of nine children. He was raised in Humphrey and graduated from St. Francis High School. He followed the trade of his ancestors, a stone and brick mason. He worked with his father and brothers. Paul served in the US Army from August 15, 1942 until December 23, 1945. He was a World War II Veteran serving in Italy, France, Germany and Austria. Medals earned included two Bronze Stars, Purple Heart, arrow head invasion South France, four Battle Stars, Presidential Citation, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal, Infantry Merit Badge, WWII Victory Medal, and a Distinguished Unit Badge.

Paul married Esther Preister on February 20, 1946 in St. Bernard Parish. He worked with his dad and brothers doing masonry work for Leo Worth, then for Zuerlein Construction Company. Paul was a postal carrier for a time and retired from Dale Electronics. He enjoyed remodeling, woodworking for family and friends, gardening and fishing. Paul was a member of St. Isidore Catholic Church, VFW, and the American Legion.

He is survived by:
Wife Esther Zuerlein of Columbus
Sister Evelyn Gilsdorf
Sister Rosemary Preister
Brother Gerald (Loretta) Zuerlein
Sister-in-law Rosemary (Joe) Zuerlein-Moore
Nieces and Nephews

He is preceded in death by:
Parents
Brothers Tony (Leona), Mark (Margaret), Victor (Betty), Sylvester
Sisters Margaret Pfeifer
Sister-in-law Helen Zuerlein
Brother-in-laws Cyril Preister, Albert Pfeifer, and Bob Gilsdorf.
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