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Paul L Shuler

July 10, 1935 ~ January 2, 2020 (age 84)

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Woodburn – Paul L Shuler, Sr, 84 of Butler and formerly of Woodburn died Thursday January 2, 2020 at Laurels of DeKalb Nursing Home in Butler. He was born July 10, 1935 in Fort Wayne, IN to Clifford and Parintha (Hollopeter) Shuler. Paul was a graduate of Central High School in Fort Wayne and was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He served during the Korean Conflict on Board the USS Intrepid as a Radioman. He worked for 30 years at B.F. Goodrich in Woodburn beginning as a tire builder and retiring as a Foreman. He was a member of the Woodburn United Methodist Church and the American Legion of Leo. He enjoyed photography, fishing, camping, and model building especially model ships. He married Patricia J McBride on April 16, 1960 in the Simpson Methodist Church in Fort Wayne and she survives. He is also survived by a son and 2 daughters, Pam A (Tim) Henderson of Waterloo, Paul L (Amy) Shuler, Jr of Auburn, and Peggy A (Dan) Schindler of Fort Wayne. There are 7 grandchildren, Tim (Alyson) Henderson, Matthew (Brittany) Henderson, Robyn Henderson, Danielle (Ryan) Hoover, Madison (Connor) Menshy, Brenden Shuler and Phil (Kelly) Bush and 14 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Gene Shuler and a sister Barbara McComb. The family will Celebrate Paul’s life with a gathering at the Woodburn United Methodist Church, 4300 Becker Road, Woodburn, IN, on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 2 to 4 PM. The US Navy and American Legion will perform Military Honors at 3 PM. Memorials can be given in Paul’s name to SPAC of Allen County or make a pet food donation also to the SPAC . To send condolences visit

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