Date of Death: December 31, 2020

Service Details

Visitation will be held Friday, January 8, 2021 at noon at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a private memorial service.

Donald will be laid to rest at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Donald Eugene Paul, 82, of Three Rivers, passed away on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

He was born June 2, 1938 in Three Rivers, the son of Glenn and Amy (Parker) Paul.

After high school, he joined the United States Air Force; he served in the Korean War.

Don played baseball in the minor league for the Cincinnati Reds.

He retired as Plant Manager at Arco Industries.

Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, softball and golfing.

Remaining to cherish Donald’s memory are his wife, Karen (Steininger), whom he married on November 3, 1961; son, Kevin (Amy) Paul; daughters, Diana (LeRoy) Butler and Penny (Ron) Hulett; grandchildren, Courtney (Matt) Gillett and Jessica Hipskind, Jordan Butler, Ian Hulett, Carli Hulett, Shelby Paul and Farrah Paul; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Evelynn and Presley Gillett.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Additional Information

In lieu of flowers, donations in Donald’s memory may be directed to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170. Envelopes are available and may be sent to Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. So sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family and friends. I worked with him at ARCO in Schoolcraft for 16 yrs. Quite a character, to say the least. I was right out of high school, my first job, and I was scared to death of him, and he knew it!
    After being there long enough, I learned his bark was worse than his bite! My husband and Don enjoyed fishing together. R.I.P. Don, you are missed!

  2. We are so sorry to hear this. Our hearts ache for Karen and the family. Donnie was a special guy and we enjoyed knowing him. Chick especially enjoyed hunting with him and will remember him as a great sportsman. He still remembers fishing with Donnie and Gene Bolz, and one of his favorite trophies is one Donnie made for him of his first turkey kill. We will miss seeing him along Thompson Lane. Our sincere sympathies to all his family. Sally and Chick Boeschenstein

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