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Paul Offenbecker

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Posted: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 5:39 pm

Paul Offenbecker, 90, of Beaverton, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. He was born on May 21, 1922, in Gladwin, to Joseph and Rosella (Herman) Offenbecker. He married Mary E. Martin in Gladwin on Oct. 11, 1943, and would have celebrated their 69th anniversary in 2012. Paul had lived in Gladwin County his whole life, and was employed at Dow Chemical in Bay City as a Fireman, retiring in 1977. He also served as assistant Fire Chief for Billings Twp. Fire Department when it began. He was a member of Billings Missionary Church, Gladwin County Ice Carnival and hosted the Country Music Jamboree for 22 years. He is survived by wife, Mary Offenbecker of Beaverton; sons, Walter (Shari) Offenbecker also of Beaverton and Paul (Linda) Offenbecker of South Carolina; daughter, Connie (Rick) Snell of Georgia; sisters, Maggie Young and Elizabeth Howard, both of Rhodes; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Jeffery Offenbecker; two sisters, Eva Mesh and Rosina Kanyo; and two brothers, William and Joseph Offenbecker. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Tyler Liegeb on Thursday Oct. 4, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Hall-Kokotovich Funeral Home, Gladwin. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, from 1-9 p.m. He will be laid to rest in Billings Twp. Cemetery.

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