Paul F. Biesenthal
Paul F. Biesenthal
  • July 30, 1919 - September 28, 2017
  • Illinois

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Paul F. Biesenthal, 98, of Quincy, IL, formerly of Springfield, passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL.

He was born July 30, 1919 in Springfield, the son of the late Fred Joseph and Mamie Anna (Paul) Biesenthal. He married Margaret J. (Bale) Sears in 1946. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret in 1987, his brother Norman in 2011 and his son Wallis in 2012.

He was a graduate of Springfield High School. He was in the U.S. Navy from Aug. 1939 to Sept. 1945. He was a Pearl Harbor Survivor. He was a former member of Historic Grace Lutheran Church in Springfield and was a farmer for many years and also worked for the State of IL as a meat inspector before moving to Florida with his wife Margaret in 1974. Paul liked to fish and go to farm auctions in his younger years. He was a kind-hearted person. Paul moved back to Illinois in 2004 and went into the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, IL in 2005 where he stayed until the time or his death.

He is survived by one son Richard P. (wife Susan) Biesenthal of Bartlett, IL and one daughter Connie (husband Joseph D.) Evinsky of Springfield. There are 3 grandchildren, Michael W. Biesenthal of San Jose, CA, Michele (husband Scott) Whitehead of Mason City, IL, and Pamela (husband Don) Payton of Petersburg, IL. There are several great- grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Services are under the direction of Bisch and Son Funeral Home, Springfield. Graveside inurnment services will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017 at 10 am at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, with Rev. Mark Gifford officiating. The U.S. Navy and the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will provide military honors.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter, 612 W. Glen Ave, Peoria, IL 61614.

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