Paul Joseph VanLoo, 80, of Wardsville, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at St. Mary’s Hospital.
He was born January 23, 1940, in Jefferson City, the son of the late Clem and Frances (Sommers) VanLoo.
Paul was a 1958 graduate of Fatima High School in Westphalia.
He served his country in the United States Army.
Following his honorably discharge from the Army, returned to Central Missouri and married Margaret “Margie” Theresa Linnenbrink on September 8, 1962, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn, Missouri.
Paul worked in sales for Rackers and Baclesse, Tharp Lumber and retired from Scruggs Lumber.
He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville where he participated in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel. He also coached Little League Baseball.
Paul enjoyed woodworking especially making military plaques that he would donate to Honor Flight participants. He enjoyed his time working the farm, watching his cattle eat grass, and riding around the farm on his tractor. Paul was a St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals fan, Helias Basketball and Football fan, and loved watching his grandsons’ sporting events. Those who knew Paul, will know how strong of a Republican he was and how much he liked to talk politics with anyone who would listen. Paul was most proud of his two grandsons.
Survivors include his wife, Margie VanLoo, Wardsville; one son, Ted (Kelly) VanLoo, Wardsville; two grandsons, Jake VanLoo and Luke VanLoo, Wardsville; three siblings, Agnes “Aggie” (Tom) Grothoff, Taos; Jerome “Pooch” VanLoo, Columbia; William “Bill” (Judy) VanLoo, Jefferson City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Anna Marie VanLoo; and two brothers, infant John VanLoo and Clete VanLoo.
Visitation will be 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, January 9, 2021, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Wardsville.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church with the Rev. I.C. Medina officiating.
Entombment with military honors will be in the St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.
The general public is welcome to attend services while following social distancing guidelines. Facial coverings are encouraged while in attendance.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the St. Stanislaus School Foundation or to Central Missouri Honor Flight.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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