Paul Mitchell Schue-renberg, Sr., 94, of Gray Ridge, died Jan. 11, 2012, at the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff.
Born Sept. 26, 1917, in Kewanee to the late W.H. and Cora Lee Schueren-berg, he was a self-employed farmer and
of the Presbyterian belief. Paul followed in his father's vocation and started farming after high school graduation. In January 1942, Paul was one of the first World War II draftees from New Madrid County. After completing basic training, he was assigned by the Army
to a position with
the Military Police Company, being deployed in December 1942 to the South Pacific Theatre base at New Caledonia. Upon his honorable discharge from the United States Army, Paul returned to farming.
On Dec. 31, 1944,
he married Berneice Chaney of Sikeston, who survives at their home.
Other survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Paul Mitchell and Denise Schuerenberg, Jr. of Poplar Bluff; one daughter, Mary Elizabeth Schuerenberg Vandiver of Bloomfield; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded
in death by his older brother, William Lee Schuerenberg, who died on Feb. 13, 1970.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel, where services will held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Dr. Tom Bass
of Cape Girardeau officiating.
Burial will follow in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Sikeston.