Paul T. Emmert, 86, died Saturday night at Courtyard Healthcare where he had been a patient for one year under hospice care.
He was born May 8, 1926 in New Paris, to George and Fae (Rock) Emmert.
He married AnnaBelle Aschliman Nov. 26, 1950, in New Paris.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Paula Emmert of New Paris and Linda (Blaine) Gilbert of Goshen; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Jacqueline Kurtz of New Paris, who came to live with the family at the age of 8 after the death of her mother, Rachel, Fae Emmert’s sister.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Bloss; his parents; and three young siblings, Harley, Eddie and Kathleen Emmert.
Paul graduated from New Paris High School in 1944. He joined the U.S. Navy and served in the Armored Guard Division. He then worked for the New Paris Post Office under Postmaster Ora Stiver for a number of years.
He owned and operated his own business, Emmert Poultry, delivering dressed poultry, meats and frozen food commodities to grocery stores and restaurants. He was a charter member of Lions Club in New Paris and participated in many of their fundraising chicken barbecues. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He lived in New Paris most of his life, moving to Goshen in September 2007.
In honor of Paul’s wishes, there will be no calling except for one hour before the 3 p.m. service Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Grace United Methodist Church, located on Main Street in New Paris. The Rev. Robert Nelson will conduct the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Goshen Home Care and Hospice, P.O. Box 723, Goshen, IN 46526; Salvation Army, P.O. Box 114, Goshen, IN 46527; or the Missions Department at Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, New Paris, IN, 46553.
Elkhart Cremation Services has been entrusted with arrangements.