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Paul A. Smith

Paul A. Smith

Paul A. Smith, age 78, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 in Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He was born on December 15, 1941 in Quincy the son of Aubrey and Elizabeth (Kerkhoff) Smith. He married Kay E. Windoffer on December 30, 1967 in St. Brigid Catholic Church in Liberty, IL. She preceded him in death on October 13, 2017.

Paul worked at Gardner-Denver for 41 years. He served in the Illinois National Guard and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Francis Catholic Church and Cursillo.

He is survived by four children: Paul D. and his wife Dorothy (Siebers) Smith of Payson, IL; Wendy K. Steinkamp and her husband Dale of Quincy; Todd M. and his wife Tera (Motley) Smith of Quincy; and Scott E. and his wife Amanda (Brightwell) Smith of Hannibal, MO.
Grandchildren: Kaylee and Kyler Smith; Ginny, Sarah and Laura Steinkamp; Kinsey and Liam Johnson; Elizabeth, Eva, Michaela Smith, Victoria and Maximus Smith. Paul's grandchildren were the light of his life and he was looking forward to the addition of a granddaughter in February.

SIBLINGS: Ronald Smith, Alfred and his wife Joan (Klingele) Smith, Edward and his wife Betty (Rondel) Smith, Bernadine Bartos.

Brothers in law and Sisters in law: Lois (Klingele) Smith, Mary Jo Martin and her husband Robert, Ann Harness, James and his wife Jane (Schmidt) Windoffer, David and his wife Linda (Dietrich) Windoffer, Rebecca Harris and her husband Stanley, Rita (Ehrhardt) Lentz and Larry Taute and many nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his wife, Paul was also preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Aubrey and his wife Marguerite (Schulte) Smith and Roger Smith; Brothers in law and Sisters in law; Donald Windoffer, Joann (Peters) Smith, Donald Bartos, Ronald Harness, and Joyce Taute.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with Military rites conducted at the cemetery by the American Legion Post #37. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 12, 2020 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at St. Francis Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Francis Catholic Church, Calvary Cemetery or Quincy Catholic Elementary Schools Foundation.

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From:
Lee Crowder
Richmond, VA
Comments:
I am very sorry for your loss and I always enjoyed my time talking with Paul at reunions and other events. My prayers are with all of you at this time.
From:
John Badamo
Quincy, IL
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I worked with Paul at GD, and knew him thru Cursillo as well. His obit picture is just as I knew him. He will be missed by all who knew him. God Speed Paul. I pray for his wife and family. God Bless.
From:
jeff r moran
quincy, IL
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To Paul and Dot and family, we are so sad to hear of the loss of your dad. I know it was a very difficult time and knowing now he is at peace. Our thoughts go out to you and your family
From:
Diane Andrew
Quincy, IL
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Wendy, Dale and family—I am sorry to hear of your dad’s death. May God be with you at this difficult time.
From:
Kent & Janet Schreacke
LaGrange, MO
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To the Smith family! When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. We are sending prayers for comfort.
From:
Judy Willer
Monmouth, IL
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Smith family - my sympathy to you all on Paul's passing. Have fond memories of your parents from St. Dominics when you all were in school with our kids. Prayers.
From:
Bryant Jenny Kiera and Connor
East Peoria, IL
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Smith family, you had a great pair of parents who were unwavering in their faith, kindness, and generosity. I am happy they no longer need to be apart from one another and we are sad that they have left us all behind. They were awesome. We are thinking of all of you and would like to pass on hugs and prayers from our family to yours. God bless and keep all y’all. Love you Smiths! The Braces.
From:
Roger & Julie Leenerts
Quincy, IL
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Wendy, Dale, & family - We are sorry for your loss.
From:
Steve & Sue Hull
Quincy, IL
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Dear Smith family,

We knew Paul from Cursillo and I (Steve) had worked with him at GD as well. He was always a happy go lucky guy and I never saw him without a smile on his face. At least he is now in God's loving arms and reunited with Kay. May God comfort all of you in your time of grief.
From:
Joshua Brueck
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss.
From:
Cindy & Joe Bozarth
Quincy, IL
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Wendy
We were so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. May the thoughts and prayers of others bring you comfort and peace. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family during these difficult days. God has gained a mighty Angel.
From:
Richard and Gerry Anderson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Paul was special person. We are sorry for your loss prayers are with the family.